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The sequel to Red Mountain is coming!

For all of you writing me desperate to know what is happening with Otis, Joan, Brooks, Emilia, and Margot, I’m working hard on the sequel, which I’m calling Red Mountain Rising.

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Off You Go is a twisty short mystery set in Charleston, South Carolina, featuring one of my favorite characters to ever come out of my head, Dewey Moses.

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About Boo

After picking the five-string banjo in Charleston and Nashville and then a few years toying with Wall Street, Boo chased a wine dream across the country to Red Mountain in eastern Washington with his dog, Tully Mars. They landed in a double-wide trailer on five acres of vines, where Boo grew out a handlebar mustache, bought a horse, and took a job working for the Hedges family, who taught him the art of farming and the old world philosophies of wine.

Recently leaving his farm on Red Mountain, Boo and his family are back on the east coast in what’s called the Portland of Florida, St. Pete. As he wraps up the second book of the Red Mountain series, he’s got his eyes and ears open, building his next cast of characters. No doubt the Sunshine City will be host to the next few novels. The author of Lowcountry Punch, Off You Go, Turn or Burn, and Red Mountain, Boo’s novels are instilled with the culture of the places he’s lived, the characters he’s encountered, and a passion for unexpected adventure.

Red Mountain

Red Mountain in eastern Washington State is home to a community of eccentrics. Otis Till, the area’s visionary winemaker, has been known to howl at the moon—fully nude. Single mother Margot Pierce moved across the country to build an inn, but so far all she does is binge on gelato, the Hallmark Channel, and fantasies of murdering her ex. High school senior Emilia Forester is the daughter of celebrity parents struggling to build her own life outside of their shadow. And Brooks Baker is a man haunted by his past spent living on the streets as an orphan. Somehow, everyone lives together harmoniously, their lives intertwined like the vines in Red Mountain’s beautiful and renowned vineyards. 

But in a place where everyone knows each other, secrets are like poison…and right now Otis, Margot, Emilia, and Brooks all have something to hide. When their secrets come to light, will their small mountain be stronger for it—or will lives be torn apart?

Heartfelt and wonderfully descriptive, Red Mountain is the story of four complicated people living in a beautiful landscape unlike anywhere else. Told from multiple perspectives and rich with vivid descriptions of wine life, this novel will transport you from the first page to the last. 

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Turn Or Burn

Former soldier Harper Knox is done with battle. He’s moved home to his farm in eastern Washington, hoping life among the vines will conquer his PTSD. But when an old friend offers Harper a generous payday if he’ll join security detail in Seattle, Harper finds he’s too hungry for the cash—and the danger—to say no. The job: protect a scientist at the controversial Singularity Summit, which blurs the line between technology and biology with chips implanted in the human brain.

When things go horribly wrong and two people end up dead, Harper and sharpshooter Francesca Daly take down the perpetrators but are left with nothing but questions. Who were the two criminals, both women? What does the symbol branded onto their bodies mean? And why did one woman have a note in her pocket that read “Forgive me?” As Harper and Francesca dig deeper—and fall deeper in love—the truth leads them to a shocking discovery…and right into a deadly trap.

A rapid-fire thriller with suspenseful twists you won’t see coming, Turn or Burn will hook you from the first page to the last into a world where belief, technology, and scientific intrigue collide…and nothing is what it seems.

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“Walker uses his unique voice to spin a contemporary thriller that blends action, character and suspense.”

- Jeffrey S. Stephens, author of TARGETS OF REVENGE

Lowcountry Punch

“The first meeting when you are undercover is like walking out on stage. Only you have to worry about being shot.”

DEA Agent T.A. Reddick’s life is in a downward spiral. Brokenhearted and branded a cop killer after a drug bust gone wrong, he’s haunted by the guilt of hard choices made in a hail of gunfire and the pain of a fiancée who left him on Christmas Eve. Desperate to start over, he returns home to Charleston, South Carolina, hoping to shake off tragic memories. But when a movie star’s death shines a spotlight on Charleston’s underground cocaine trade, T.A. must go undercover to find the main supplier and shut the ring down.

The pressure is on as T.A. adopts an entirely new identity and attempts to earn the trust of the powerful drug kingpin. But things are about to get even more complicated. An ex-lover shows up threatening to blow T.A.’s cover, a budding relationship with the woman of his dreams is about to fall apart, and a deadly hurricane is bearing down on the coastal city.

In a high stakes game where there are no second chances, T.A. will have to leave the downward spiral of his past behind—or risk losing it all.

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“A crackerjack of a crime novel.”

- Roger Pinckney, author of Blow The Man Down

Off You Go: A Short Story

After bluegrass musician Dewey Moses got kicked out of his band for one drink too many, Dewey decided to ditch the Bloody Marys for a new life—as Charleston’s only Converse-wearing heirloom tomato farmer. But when a woman named Faye Callahan approaches Dewey at the farmer’s market, it’s not Dewey’s green thumb she’s after: Faye’s heard a rumor that Dewey has a knack for “getting to the bottom of things.” Faye’s daughter fell to her death from a bridge, the victim of an apparent suicide. But Faye’s gut is telling her something just isn’t right. The cops, who have a suicide note and witnesses, think it’s case-closed, and they don’t have the time for Faye’s mother’s instincts. Dewey’s her only hope.

Soon, Dewey’s dusting off his fedora and working for Faye, trying to solve the puzzle. But the more ground he covers and the closer he gets to the truth, the more Dewey realizes that sometimes it’s best to just leave things alone.

Off You Go is a smart and quick read, and Dewey Moses is irresistible.

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Want to be a character in my next book?

I would love to use your name or that of someone you know in my next book. You can even make up a name if you’d prefer. All you have to do is contribute to one of my favorite charities and send proof via email.

So think about it… give this as a gift to someone (even yourself) and not only immortalize them, but also help out a great charity. Not to mention, write it off!

Disclaimer: No promises will be made apropos the specific character. You or the person you choose may well be the bad guy or someone dancing on the gray line. Seriously, participate at your own risk! Characters take on a life of their own. I can’t control them.

 

Big Cat Habitat is a non-profit safe haven for big cats, bears, and native wildlife, located in Sarasota, FL. The tiger is my spirit animal, and I’ve had a strong connection to them for most of my life.

 
 

World Wildlife Fund fights for the conservation of nature, including endangered species.

 
 

Farm Sanctuary works to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living.

 

Lines on Vines interviews Boo

Listen to Dr. Marji Morgan sit down with Boo for a great 30 minute interview on food, farming, wine, and books.

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Jo Diaz reviews Red Mountain!

“I think I found my modern day Tolkien.”

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Red Mountain in Forbes

What an fantastic honor to be written about by Cathy Huyghe in Forbes.

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Off You Go is a twisty short mystery set in Charleston, South Carolina, featuring one of my favorite characters to ever come out of my head, Dewey Moses.

Will you name a character in my next book?

An idea has come to me, and I’m ready to start shredding, but I thought it would be fun if you named ALL the characters. Click here or email me!

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Please, just get this slightly overweight late-thirties monkey-minded male to Shivasana

My latest ramblings on yoga…

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I’m always happy to sign or personalize a paperback for you.

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Red Mountain is now with my editor and coming very soon.  Can’t wait to share.

This book went in a totally different direction. In fact, Harper Knox doesn’t even make an appearance now. But I think you’re going to love it.

The audiobook for Turn or Burn is now for sale.

Couldn’t be more excited to have RC Bray, who did the audio book for The Martian, reading Turn or Burn (and all my books.) He’s such a talented reader. Great accents and storytelling ability. This might be the best way to enjoy Turn or Burn!

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Listen to Boo interviewed by Rodger Nichols on KLCK Radio in Oregon.

Boo discusses Turn or Burn, life in WA State, and what led him to write.

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See Boo’s interview on KVEW-TV.

He talks about his new book on Good Morning Northwest with Emily Jaceks.

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Lowcountry Punch is out!

Boo explores the underbelly of high society Charleston, South Carolina.

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Publisher: Sandy Run Press