As an author, I find that my primary goal is to give back. In writing a story, the end result will hopefully be an exciting, inspiring, or otherwise enjoyable and entertaining piece for whoever reads it. The greatest feeling for me as an author is knowing that someone has read my book and truly enjoyed it. This means that I've done my job! As an avid fantasy reader myself, I know how great a feeling it is to be so completely absorbed by a book that your surroundings become the characters, the lands, and the magic of the world you are reading about. When I was a kid, I loved nothing greater in the literary realm than a book that had the power to do just that. And as a writer, it is my hope and aspiration that my work can provide such an escape to fantasy lovers of all ages. 

But not only in providing an entertaining story can I give back. As a diabetic from the age of 18 months, I know how difficult it is to live with a lifelong disability. So, I made the decision to use "The Silver Talon" as a way to raise funds for organizations that help to make life easier for those who suffer from diseases such as diabetes. The American Diabetes Association is one such organization: they recently published an article about "The Silver Talon" in their national magazine, Diabetes Forecast. I have agreed to give the profits from all sales of "The Silver Talon" generated by the article to the ADA. With a circulation of 500,000 and an estimated readership of 5,000,000, I hope to make a substantial donation to an organization that works tirelessly to improve the lives of those who suffer from diabetes while simultaneously searching for a cure that will end the disease for good.   

If you haven't already, please consider purchasing "The Silver Talon" and visiting the Make Your Purchase Count section of the website so that you too can be a part of finding the cure for diabetes!