The Books

The Humble Courier (August 2021)

Father Hartmann Bottger, a Benedictine monk and priest, has confronted bullies his entire life, including pompous clerics, local thugs, and callous and corrupt French Army occupation authorities in the German Rhineland. But Father Harti faces his greatest challenge with the rise to power of the Nazi Party and the brutality of the dreaded Gestapo. Although the priest initially employs passive resistance to carry out what he perceives to be his mission, he comes to the conclusion that more aggressive—even violent—means are necessary to confront the terror of the SS and the Gestapo. Employing unlikely allies and extraordinary methods, Father Harti sets out to take the fight to his enemies, justifying his actions with St. Augustine’s proverb “Punishment is justice for the unjust.”

(The Humble Courier is temporarily off the market but will return as a second edition with a new publisher in 2024.)

Iron Maiden: An Alternate History of the German Empire (October 2023)

What if a woman ruled Germany in 1914? This alternate history explores that very question.

An elaborate attempt to rid Germany of the Hohenzollerns has left a young sole heiress, Christiana, to take the throne of the German Empire. But this is no typical princess, hidden away in a gilded cage. This college educated, expert fencer, and accomplished equestrienne is not the meek little girl the politicians think they will be able to control. She has her own ideas how to rule!