I am a former English teacher who now writes horror and dark fantasy from my home near the Lake Michigan shoreline where I live with my wife.  I’ve been inventing stories since I was ten years old.  (Actually, I think the stories invent themselves.  I just happen to be in the vicinity.)  I wouldn’t stop if I could and will probably be tapping a keyboard until the day my fingers stop working.  When not fretting about comma placement, I enjoy rock climbing, volunteering, reading (of course) and a fine glass of wine.

A passion for volunteering and helping others brought me to teaching.  While I don’t still teach, I haven’t lost the passion for volunteering.  I firmly believe that if you surround yourself with good people you will have no choice but do good yourself.  My books might keep you up at night, but my blog is meant to inspire.  I’ve met a lot of great people through volunteering and living a life of smiles.  My blog shares some of those people I’ve met along the way and hopefully gives some information about how absolutely anyone can give back.
 
 

 
 
Good Deeds

Cam Malenfont is plagued by nightmares of grisly violence and unthinkable creatures made of dirt and stone. In his dreams, the earth has come viciously alive. Cam is beginning to think that his visions are real and that mankind is about to be swallowed whole. He has to find a way to stop it. It’s the right thing to do.

Lanny Bells has his own demons. But when he saves a man left for dead, he hopes an act of kindness will drive those demons away. Helping others can’t be wrong. Or can it? Death is sometimes the natural order, and now Nature itself wants Lanny as payment.

Lanny and Cam will soon discover that sometimes doing the right thing is wrong.
 
 
 

 
 
The Evolution of Mortality Synopsis

Brady Holiday is afraid to die. He sees death in the most mundane of daily activities – slipping in the shower, falling down a flight of stairs, turning on the stove, and driving down busy thoroughfares. His wife thinks he’s crazy, but Brady likes the back roads where he is away from the danger of other drivers.

But this particular back road snakes through death’s backyard. The Holidays are invited in for a bite, and Brady will come to understand that his fears of death are nothing compared to the truth.
 
 
 
 

 
 
D. Miles’ Cause:

The Pediatric AIDS Foundation (http://www.pedaids.org)

AIDS might not be in the mainstream media like it was when I was a teenager, but that doesn’t make it any less of a terrible disease.  It ravages the body, sometimes quickly and sometimes very slowly and very painfully.  My heart goes out to anyone who has to endure a life-threatening sickness, and my heart breaks a little whenever I hear about a child who is suffering.  That is especially true for a child with AIDS.  A little caution, a little knowledge, and a little foresight and nobody need ever contract AIDS again.  It’s a preventable disease if you know how.  When a child gets AIDS, it’s because an adult made a mistake.  Frankly, that makes me angry.  I’ve chosen to give 50% of my proceeds from Good Deeds and The Evolution of Mortality to the Pediatric AIDS Foundation to help support their efforts in finding a cure and giving assistance to children with this insidious disease.
 
 

 
 
Author Links:

Website: http://www.DMilesMartin.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DMilesMartin

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DMilesMartin

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/D.-Miles-Martin/e/B005GG5QJ8/

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/d-miles-martin

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/DMilesMartin

 

 

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