Mysterious Voicemail – Case of the Missing

If you’ve read Clusters: Case of the Missing, then you know I’ve been following David Paulides’ research on mysterious disappearance cases.


Here’s a recent voicemail that’s boggling everyone’s mind.


What are your thoughts?



Here’s an article on his disappearance


Location for New CLUSTERS Book Announcement

I’m leaving the country.

Ok, I’m not – but Charlie (Charles) Sutton is.

True to Clusters, it’ll be based on true cases and this time inspired by the 61 deaths at Manchester Canal Street in England. 

And true to Clusters, the inspiration from Paulides is still there. As his investigations continue, the strangeness grows.

If you think you knew where Clusters was going, then you’re in for a new surprise because there are new patterns and new ideas behind the cases of the missing.

We’re not out of the woods yet… or maybe we are.

What’s different in this book? 

Like Clusters: Case of the Missing – This book will be able to stand alone. However, we’re going to be moving into urban areas now as cases of the missing is no longer contained in our national forests.
In a way, this will hit a lot closer to home for many of us.

When will it be released? We’re looking at the end of 2016 at the earliest.

Will we see some of the same characters? The Sheriff will have a cameo, but this one follows Charles, who we met in Clusters: Case of the Missing.

Do we have a title? There’s a working title, either CLUSTERS: Nephesh or Clusters: Canal Street. What do you guys think?

Will there be more books? I have no idea. When I started out with Clusters: Case of the Missing, it was supposed to be one and done. The story will be done when it tells me it’s done.

Secret CLUSTERS Chapter (SPOILER ALERT) – and RP Game Announcements

You heard about it on my fan page! There’s a secret CLUSTERS chapter out there now. If you want to get your hands on it, then make sure to check out RPGlory’s fan page for an update on their indiegogo campaign.

The chapter is Lorraine’s shortly after Ethan Franco visits her and her last moments. tumblr_mikethDo8v1s5sgazo1_500


She cocked the gun, the double clicking sound of the shotgun shell lodging into the smoothborne barrel of the gun loud enough that an intruder would hear it – the reason she chose a shotgun in the first place. She wasn’t taking any chances. After all, she knew more than anyone that an alarm system and a watchdog didn’t provide the safety and comfort one would think.

Her heart hurt with the memory of her lost nephew – vanished only two feet from where she stood now.

Her breathing was shallow as she gripped the gun tightly between her two hands. It was a monster compared to her small frame. Yet, only provided a small measure of reassurance. Seven years earlier, she would’ve trusted the police, the gun, the sound of the alarm system on her home being set – but today, today she felt like she were in an all consuming void waiting to take her away too…


Please join me for a live online role-playing session set in my novel Clusters: Case of the Missing. During the event you will have a chance to uncover for yourself some of the mysteries only hinted at in the book. This game is appropriate for people who have never tried a role-playing game before, as well as experienced gamers. Player slots will be available as a perk in’s upcoming Indiegogo campaign. Register at or sign up for their mailing list ( to be among the first to be notified when the campaign goes live.

If you’ve read Clusters, which missing case is the most intriguing for you that you’d like to see a chapter from?

Kenny Veach – The Mysterious Missing Cave on YouTube

David Paulides shared about the cave video on Coast to Coast AM (July 20th, 2015) where Kenny Veach is looking for this cave and has been missing since. I encourage you to listen to the Paulides interview if you haven’t. I’ve read every single one of his Missing 411 books as research for my book, CLUSTERS, and even the books he recommended. To this day, I’m baffled. I am so happy Paulides has dedicated so much to helping the missing and their families.

A little background – Veach is searching for a cave he apparently had encountered on a hike previously that had left him feeling creeped out. When you watch the video you’ll see he’s a really level headed guy and has his own theory as to what creeped him out.

ViralNova covered some info on his disappearance including some screen prints of his comments. I recommend watching the video first before reading the article here.

You’ll see in the comments, Veach’s girlfriend comments:  Sheryon Pilgrim 7 months ago I didn’t realize until today that there were comments on this hiking video. I am Kenny’s girlfriend that he mentioned in the video. We went on many many wonderful hikes together in our Nevada desert. Many of the hikes were 8 or 9 hrs long and we always took beautiful pictures. Kenny left for an over night hike in this same area on Monday Nov 10th. Today is Dec 10th. He did not return when he was supposed to and I called missing persons. They have been searching for him and have not found him. I did not want to leave his wonderful video and this site just hanging and having you wonder why he has not responded. jameslacey01…..Thank you for suggesting the GPS. I talked with him before about using GPS for safety reasons. He just never seam to want to use one. He loved just being out in the desert and just finding his own way. I am aching with missing his physical presence. Please encourage all the solo hikers you know to use a GPS


CLUSTERS: Case of the Missing BLOG TOUR

I’ll be doing a major blog tour for CLUSTERS: Case of the Missing. This is a great opportunity to go on my book tour from the comfort of your living room and to, of course, possibly win some goodies! Check out the tour dates and links below!

You’ll definitely want to check out each one of these tour stops because each one offers something different. We spent a LOT of time putting this together to give you guys something unique and special and I’m confident you’ll love it! Make sure to leave comments below on how you’re enjoying the tour, what your favorite stops have been, and what your overall experience was. Enjoy! NBTM_TourBanner_Clusters

March 20th – Sexy Adventures, Passionate Tales Blog

March 20th – Queen of All She Reads Blog

March 27th – Room with Books Blog

April 3rd – Andi’s Book Reviews Blog

April 10th – Unabridged Andra’s Blog

April 17th – Long and Short Reviews Blog

April 17th – Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews

April 24th – The Bibliophile Chronicles

May 8th – Sharing Links and Wisdom

Clusters teaser

Some driving instinct told him to get out, to escape quickly. The other part of him, the part that made him a damn good journalist, begged him to push forward. Indecisive, he listened as the silence mocked him. His stomach roiled in knots and the chill of the fall weather crawled down his spine, sending a shiver through his body. The small living room seemed to magnify in size and every step he knew he must take was a journey in itself.

He was never one to let anything scare him from getting a story, let alone sounds of an empty home. He drew his gun, once again, relishing in the weight of it, solid in his hands. He gripped it tightly, pointing the barrel toward the ground.

“Lorraine, is that you?”

He wondered if he’d be able to hear anyone pull up on the gravel drive. Backing up to the front window, he peered out at his car sitting solitary in the drive. It began drizzling as he looked out the window and the same ominous feeling overcame him, taking his instincts into overdrive. An overwhelming sense of dread formed in the pit of his stomach.

He had never been so directed by his feelings before. Franco didn’t know if this were just his nerves wearing thin after years of work or if something else were happening. He struggled to ignore his fear as he walked softly through the home once more, carefully checking the room and the shadows that stretched out from the walls, hiding corners.  He found nothing. Franco stood sedentary in the center of the living room once more when a loud crash came from the kitchen.






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and to pre-order The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Sales and Marketing as well!



The Greatest Love Story…

The Last SeasonThe Last Season by Eric Blehm

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Every once in a while a story comes along and does all the right things. I think readers, in a way, are hunters. We read book after book because we yearn to be lost in a world, to find ‘that’ book, to feel things we didn’t know we could feel. The Last Season does that and more. This is truly one of the greatest books I have read. I can’t imagine anyone else writing Morgenson’s story and doing it justice the way Blehm has. It’s a special story and one that will forever haunt me in a bittersweet way.
I find myself emotionally and mentally obsessing over Randy Morgenson’s ‘last season’ and have felt that slight shift in life that happens when you read a book like this. I’m so grateful to have read this and can’t recommend it enough.
Who knew that such a great and tragic love story could be between a man and a mountain.

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I stumbled upon this book while researching for my project I’m working on and man oh man… I seriously LOVE LOVE LOVE this story. Warning: make sure you have a tissue box near by

Clusters Teaser

Here’s a sneak into the story. Ethan Franco (who doesn’t like to be addressed by his first name) is a journalist who has stumbled across stranger than strange cases of the missing. The more answers he tries to find, the more questions he has —

This story I’m writing is really hitting home for me. As the cover says, it’s based on actual events. I’ve read hundreds of cases of the missing and the more I read, the more mysterious they do become. One thing the cases don’t show is the depth and feelings behind the missing. I wanted to bring them to life, so-to-speak, – their stories are ones that people need to hear. So, I’m sharing them in the best way I know how – as a story teller.

Ethan Franco is a journalist with tough skin. But there’s another part to him, one that he rarely shows to the outside world. It’s in moments that he is by himself, doing what he does best – observing and investigating – that we see who he really is. This is one of those rare moments and one that is making me really like this character I’m writing. He is flawed and he is real in so many ways. I think many of us will see a part of us in this man when you read him in my book.

I hope you enjoy this teaser!



He walked over to the kitchen table where two chairs faced each other on either side and noticed the one chair had wear around the seat while the other didn’t. Lorraine’s chair, he decided. When he walked over to the other chair he noticed, for the first time, in faded crayon, the name, “Tyler” in the handwriting of a young child. Franco frowned as he ran his thumb involuntarily over the boy’s name. This was Tyler’s chair, the only thing left of him after the seven years since his disappearance.

For whatever reason, Lorraine had gotten rid of all signs of Tyler, except for his chair at the breakfast table. Franco imagined her sitting every morning, for the past seven years, across from Tyler’s empty chair. That was her moment to connect, her moment not to forget. Franco felt like he was intruding on personal thoughts of Lorraine’s he was never meant to have. Yet, he couldn’t pull himself away.

The sadness that enveloped him was overwhelming but he wanted to feel it, let it engrain into himself. He could almost picture the boy sitting there, eating his bowl of cereal and talking to his aunt. In the depth of the sadness and despair Franco could also feel the love that left it’s residual effect in this tiny corner of a home that no one ever paid attention to.

Franco tucked Tyler’s chair back under the table and gave the kitchen one final look before he finally headed out of the home, an emptiness heavy in his heart.