The Forgotten Child Trilogy – Coming Soon!

I can scarcely remember when I started writing this trilogy. I believe it was in December of 2015 that I began dabbling with the idea. I had a strange visual of a tiny person in a white robe, eating a pomegranate while hovering over top of the bed of an old man sleeping. That image was the genesis of this trilogy. I had no idea what it meant or who these people were, but I had so much fun discovering it!

It turns out that the old man sleeping was none other than Manhattan businessman Francis Frick. He’s quite a character as you will see. He’s not the most pleasant person to be around as his daughter Ruthy Frick knows all too well.

And what about that strange flying being eating pomegranates over his bed? Well, her name is Bee. She’s also quite the character, opposite of Mr. Frick in just about every way imaginable. But it seems like their destinies are linked. An otherworldly being, and her faithful companion Ash, will have to deal with Mr Francis Frick if they are to achieve their goal – save a child in history who never mattered – that is, The Forgotten Child.

This is an adventure through time spanning four continents and one-hundred years. From Scotland to Cambodia, from the South Pacific to Africa, from Romania to Manhattan, get ready for a new adventure into the heart of the 20th century. Bee will be your guide, and she’s a lovely little person with which to spend the afternoon.

Official blurb to follow. Book 1 Cover Reveal Tomorrow.

The Forgotten Child Trilogy

BOOK 1: A Man Too Old for a Place Too Far  (RELEASING SOON)

BOOK 2: The African Connection (mid 2018)

BOOK 3: The Forgotten Child  (early 2019)

side by side coming soon

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New 5-Star Review of “Which Half David”

I’m honored to have such a great review of “Which Half David” from Charlene at CollectedWorksBlog.  Here’s a couple excerpts:

“Incredible twists keep the suspense ramped up toward the end and I never would have imagined the choices Tobin makes.”

“I believe that this is, by far, my favorite of his writings. 5 stars for the relatability of the characters, fast pace and suspense.”

Read Charlenes entire review HERE!

And to find out what she’s talking about, this new release is available in Kindle and paperback HERE!

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New 5-Star Review of “Which Half David”

My new novel garnered another 5-star review, this time from Colleen Chesebro who reviews books for litworldinterviews.com.

She writes this about the protagonist:

“This battle, between the good and bad halves of Tobin Matthews, is what made this story shine. The conflict is real, and anyone who reads this story will recognize facing some of the exact trials in their own lifetimes. It all comes down to choices.”

And she rated it 5-stars in all of her categories. Please head on over to their website and read the entire review

#BOOK REVIEW BY @COLLEENCHESEBRO OF “Which Half David,” BY AUTHOR Mark W. Sasse

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The Rebel Christian reviews my new novel “Which Half David”

Valicity at TheRebelChristian.com posted a new review of my soon to be released novel “Which Half David.”

She states: “I have read multiple Christian stories about King David’s journey and I think this one is definitely worth a read. It is different from all the others I have read because it takes place in such a vastly different setting—that fact alone makes it very interesting right from the start.”

Please head on over to her website and read the entire review HERE!

Available for Pre-Order: HERE!

Synopsis: Which Half David is a modern twist on the centuries old tale of King David. Set against the lush backdrop of the fictitious Southeast Asian island nation of Sulu, it is the story of one man’s dramatic fall from grace and his struggle to come to grips with both halves of who he really is.

American mission worker Tobin Matthews faces off against two imposing giants: a vicious gang of human traffickers and a corrupt justice system ready to imprison a group of hill tribesmen. But his greatest foe remains within as he finds himself wrestling with a broken marriage and a crippling set of doubts. When his brazen ex-lover shows up with her own agenda, she becomes the greatest temptation of his life, and he must decide how far he is willing to go to have her.

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First Pre-Release Review of “Which Half David”

Book reviewer S. Wilkerson published her pre-release ARC review of “Which Half David” on Goodreads.

She said in part: “The plot is original, full of psychological drama, suspense, twists, turns and surprises.”

You can read the full review here: First Review of Which Half David

“Which Half David” is my fifth novel, scheduled to be released on September 15. It will be available on Kindle and in paperback.

It will be available for pre-order later in August. Stay tuned.

Thanks for the support!

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Respect Creative Artists (And check out this cool new song)

One of my favorite bands, House of Heroes, has a new album coming out this July. I just found out about it this week and I’ve had their pre-release lyric video on repeat for the last three days. Here it is:

I’ve been hooked on House of Heroes since I discovered their amazing album “The End is not the End” a bunch of years ago. On that album, their creativity mixed with a World War II theme was enough for this history buff to get excited. It’s one of my all time favorite albums.

I love this new song of theirs too. They have tremendous musical hooks and wonderful lyrics. How do I know they are wonderful? Well, for me, whenever I tell myself, “Huh, I wouldn’t have thought of that phrase. That’s awesome.” I’m hooked. There are plenty of artists out there who have the most annoying banal lyrics who still make millions! I don’t get it. I mean “Lemonade” – wow – originality there. Sorry Beyonce.

Anyways, seeing HOH release their new song got me thinking once again how we need to show the respect for creative artists. They are putting themselves out there. And when they release a new song, if it isn’t what the public or listening (or reading) audience is expecting, it can tank and pull down a whole year’s worth of creativity with it.

I’m not saying we have to like everything or even be nice about everything. I’m sure there’s a citrus fruit reference above that proves that point. But artistic endeavors, thinking with our minds, creativity, originality, should be respected and honored. They are as tangible as building a brick wall. They’ll probably last that long too. They also offer our souls a comfort and different type of protection, a glimpse at the intangible, a speck of the unseen, a glimmer of what it really means to be human.

It’s a scary thing – putting yourself out there. HOH has done it admirably and I know I have a new album to buy this July.

Find the artists you like. Buy their stuff. Respect their effort. And enjoy.