Hello everyone!  The novel isn’t being widely released yet (the website is still under construction), but those of you reading here get to take advantage of this special pre-release sale.
When Marshall Becker arrives in Lamorlaye, France, to begin the massive renovation of a Renaissance-era castle, he unearths a dark World War II history few in the village remember.  The project that was meant to provide an escape for Becker instead becomes a gripping glimpse into the human drama that unfolded during the Nazi occupation and seems to live on in midnight disturbances and acts of vandalism.

Populated with a cast of complex characters, “Tangled Ashes” follows Becker’s exploration of the castle’s shadowy past as he seeks to cope with an unbearable present.  From the virtually mute recluse who lives in the gatehouse to the feisty and enigmatic nanny of the owner’s children, every one of the château’s inhabitants seems to have something to hide and something to survive—but none more so than Becker himself.

US – $16 plus $2.99 for shipping and supplies. (Total $18.99)
CAN – $17 plus $4.99 for shipping and supplies. (Total $21.99)
EUROPE – 14 euros plus 3 for shipping and supplies. (Total 17 euros)



(You don’t have to have a Paypal account and can use their credit card option.  Simply select your payment amount from the drop-down menu of locations, then click “Buy Now.”)

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Send payment in the form of a check (dollars) or cash (euros) to one of these two addresses:
Europe:  Michele Phoenix – Kirchberstr. 4 – 79400 Riedlingen – Germany
US and CAN:  Dream Acres – 4755 Oliver Rd – Timmonsville, SC  29161-7722
In closing, a few pictures of my brother and his family, as photographed during their stay at my mom’s house this summer.




Kip and Ingrid

With Grandma

With Aunt Michele



  1. yay your book is released. sooo awesome. i’m sure that is such a beautiful thing for you. I would totally buy one but i’m not sure about cost…just cause i’d use my credit card and its maxed right now. i’ll try to figure something out

    wow kip’s family has really grown up over the year since we saw them last…i mean on here we saw them. So glad that you guys could have this time together. i know how special it is for you, and especially to see the kids and such. hope its been a wonderful last couple of weeks that you have here in Canada/the States before you head back ‘home’

  2. Thanks Michelle. I bought a copy for Sarah. I’m sure she’ll love it.

  3. YAY!!!! I’m so excited for you!!

  4. i wish i was related to you.

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