Where the idea for ‘Cornelius’ came from.

My brother and I used to go “exploring” a lot as kids on a property much like the CorneliusCORNELIUAPRIL2016 cover - JPEG plantation mentioned in my book, Cornelius. That’s where I got the idea for the book from and waited many years before getting around to writing it. The  property was large and overgrown with trees and tall bushes, and somewhere in the middle sat this large, two-storey house that had long been abandoned. There were broken windows, missing doors, chipped paint, and the place held an air to it that made me wonder who used to live there  and why it had been abandoned. I never found out the real story about that house, but a fictional one soon took form inside my mind.

I’m very happy that I wrote Cornelius  when I did (although decades after first getting the idea) as the story seemed to touch that special spot in people’s hearts even though it’s a spooky, paranormal tale. Many have gone on to read the sequel, Revenge of Cornelius, which was released in December 2015.

As I know people are wondering, I am now ready to reveal that there will certainly be more upcoming books added to the Cornelius saga (each one a stand-alone). Initially, they will be focused on little six-year-old Rosie and her mother, Mira — the surviving members of the Cullen family with that very “special gift”. If you’d like to be notified of new releases, you can sign up on the new releases page indicated at the top of this screen.

Revenge of Cornelius is currently on a countdown deal at Amazon, so if you haven’t read it as yet, you’d might as well grab it now. Hope you enjoy.

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Be Aware of the NO TRESPASSING signs

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Officially Released Today!

Mira and Wade head out to explore a large, abandoned house in a wooded area near their home. They are unaware that their innocent adventure would open up the bowels of history in a most uncanny way.

Soon after, an uninvited guest invades their personal space. Unsure of what to do, Mira turns to the one source that is bound to have all the answers–a rather unlikely source. Drawn into the life of one cut short by jealousy, thirteen-year-old Mira doesn’t realize that her willingness to help a mere stranger would result in a new beginning for her own family. Among the pages of ‘Cornelius’ is a love story so powerful and intriguing that will tug at the heart of anyone in a marriage/relationship that finds himself at a crossroads.

CORNELIUS is a spine-tingling tale that ties a painful history into the present day. Get ready to be chilled to the bone!!!

Today’s Wisdom Key

If anyone views himself as being totally perfect in the actual sense of the word, he is undoubtedly imperfect in God’s eyes. For the thought alone is one of presumption, impurity and imperfection. One may rightly strive for perfection pertaining to character and spirit, but must bear in mind that he will never reach its purest form within this human body. The fact that he has strived for it until the end has made him ‘perfect’ in the eyes of God.

Excerpt: ‘REAL ILLUSIONS’

Her eyes veered over to the door of the room she had slept in for months. Rising from the floor and feeling sicker by the moment, Solange walked over to the door. She pushed it all the way open and just stood there appraising the room. She now seriously wondered why it was decorated the way it was: The blue wall paint, the childish paintings and twin beds. It had to have been the children’s room. Only, Greg never said that he had children.

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Today’s Wisdom Key

Your passion, if not ignored, will take you to your destiny.

Real Illusions ‘real’ reviews – impartial & unbiased

5 stars
An unusual and gripping story
By  Mags   on December 14, 2014
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“Rarely have I read such a unique story. The characters were realistic, the descriptions and prose excellent and the sequence of this unusual and original story was easy to follow. I cannot wait for the next one. This novel warrants more than 5 stars.”

5 stars
Beautifully Written!!
By  kathleen phillip   on December 28, 2014
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“One of the best suspense thrillers I have ever read!!!! You are not going to want to put it down. Beautifully written! Definitely a must read.”