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Cover image for my e-book Lightstorm

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  • Fiction
  • Action Adventure
  • Literature


  • 3rd-Person Limited
  • Narrative

Main Characters:

  • Jake Kelly
  • Kate Riarton

Main Locations:

  • Greenland
  • New York


A man and his wife are about to share a life-altering secret on national television . . . if they aren’t careful.

Jake and Kate have done what few people have ever done. They’ve gotten a movie made about their professional photography and their marital life, and now they’re making the TV rounds hyping it. It’s all by-the-book, of course: show up, tell the interviewer and audience the story’s highlights, then go out for dinner afterwards until the next rinse-and-repeat episode begins.

At least, that’s how it’s supposed to be. Problem is, as much as the biopic may electrify their photography business, embedded in their story is a secret that neither wants getting out, and to talk about one without addressing the other is near impossible. But Jake is going to try because he knows the interviewer will ask about Greenland.

Interviewers always want to hear more about Greenland, and Jake the action junkie is running out of ways to sidestep the best part of that story.

But what’s the secret? And why does Jake insist on keeping it? And what would happen if the secret gets out?

In Lightstorm, experience Jake and Kate’s adventure through Greenland as they bet on their photography, confront wild animals, and compete toward the pivotal moment when their lives transform forever. But, as they retell their hottest story, you may find the secret they keep is just the tip of the iceberg.


This story is sold as an e-book only. It can also be found in the anthology Zippywings 2015: A Short Story Collection (2015), which has e-book and print editions available. Previously published in the anthology Life Under Construction: The Collection of Junk, Vol. 2 (2005, no longer available).


  • Free (at most retailers).
  • $0.99 USD (on Amazon).
  • Equivalent to $0.99 in other regions.

Book Stats (according to Rakuten Kobo):

95 Pages
1 – 2 Hours to read
25k Total words


  • ©2015-2019 (e-book edition)
  • ©2005 (original print anthology edition, Life Under Construction, The Collection of Junk, Vol. 2)

ISBN and ASIN Information:

  • ISBN: 9781310905698 (e-book, Smashwords Edition)
  • ISBN: 9781393053774 (e-book, Draft2Digital)
  • ASIN: B019SYVC8C (e-book, Amazon)

Universal Link (All Regions):

Here are links to various storefronts, including region-specific links to Amazon.

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Note: At the above site, you can customize your e-book shopping preferences to “skip the middleman” for future purchases. You can also be notified about future releases. I’m not sure how this works, so be sure to give me feedback!

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If you would like to leave a review on Goodreads, I would certainly appreciate it:

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If you’re not sure this story is for you, then don’t fret! You can preview it on Wattpad! Or, if you don’t mind the simple text formatting, you can read the whole thing. For free!

Read Lightstorm on Wattpad (soon)

Purchasing Reminders:

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And, once again, if you would like to leave a review on Goodreads, I would certainly appreciate it:

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Lightstorm has had multiple covers since 2015:

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Update 12/31/16:

You can now read Lightstorm in its entirety at Drinking Cafe Latte at 1pm. Choose your chapters directly in the dropdown menus above (My Books > Lightstorm > Part), or start at the beginning here:

Read Chapter 1

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