Dirk’s Books

Where are we when we're half an hour West of Tomorrow?

West of Tomorrow is Dirk’s first novel. Following six pivotal months in the life of Colonel Clayton Conover, this story delves into identity in “the second half.” We pick up the action, fifteen years after Clay has retired, now more than a decade into what has become a fulfilling second career, both financially and (to Clay) at deeper, more personal level. 

But life has a tendency of ambushing us with change(s) we don’t see coming. When the Contract Training and Development firm Clay works for hires Sheera Prasad, it upends Clay’s well-crafted plans and challenges many of the things he’s taken as “needless to say.”

Set in contemporary times, this novel is against the backdrop of corporate intrigue, betrayal and misplaced love this story raises questions we should all be asking ourselves, even while it reminds us of that the phoenix living inside us only dies when we let it.

A tale intrigue, betrayal and renewal

Isn't hope in some form our Best Case Scenario?

Act I of Nyra's journey

The transition into adulthood was never easy. Most of us finish our education that hypothetically prepares us for life with about equal measures of anticipation & anxiety. Nyra is no exception.

To her credit, she’s done pretty much everything right. She’s studied hard, worked two jobs and been a good daughter to her single mom who has done everything she can to give Nyra her best shot at a good life. 

But to Nyra it’s hard to conclude that the rules have changed and (maybe) not for the better. She can’t imagine why she’s having so much trouble getting started.

Buried deep in the  half-formed jumble of her dreams for the future, Nyra is almost certain she can hear them calling to her. Aren’t her dreams overdue? She thinks so. But is siren’s song of hope she hears really hope or just an illusion?  In today’s world it’s hard to know anything for certain.  

Best Case Scenario is only the first act in Nyra’s journey.

Coming Soon in paperback, Kindle & epub!

Through the Windshield: Drive-by Encounters with Life

“We are our choices.” John Paul Satre

Truth is a shapeshifter. Some events in our lives slam into us like a head-on collision, leaving us in no doubt with regard to their significance. Others arrive camouflaged in the ordinary, their significance and meaning only coming to us years alter, after reflection and (sometimes) many more hard lessons.

We are at once our own jailers and the authors of our own freedom, streaking toward our destiny, lurking just beyond our headlights.

Through the Windshield takes the reader on a journey through the ordinary and extraordinary, that populates our hearts, our dreams and our nightmares. Who are we really? Where are we going and how will we know when we get there? Do these questions even have answers? Read and decide for yourself.

An collection of short stories from the Interstate of life

Tier Zero Volume I of the Knolan Cycle

The Awakening Begins

First contact between the Knolan Alliance and Earth took place thirty two years ago. This would come as a surprise to the hypothetical authorities on Earth (or Kurrithaal, as the Knolans refer to it) 

But it isn’t just humans on Earth obsessing over their the latest natural disaster or political scandals in for a surprise. Lysia, one of only two Seekers assigned to settle in on Earth and await the Awakening (or Attaru) as they call it, is startled from a sound sleep by the unmistakable resonance of a Seed awakening. 

It’s way too early for Attaru, but Lysia has been exhaustively trained and despite her inexperience, she’s certain the awakening one is a half-Knolan Seed. The implications are potentially far-reaching…not simply for Knola, but for the unsuspecting awakening Seed, whose life is about to change forever.