Feb 28, 2017

Book errors and the perils of self-publishing

As many of you know, I've had to recently pull and republish my book The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann: What Really Happened? due to formatting and other related errors. This minor setback only affected the Kindle/e-book version of the book, as paperbacks have always been available (and continue to be). Currently, the e-book version is on Amazon for a very affordable price!

As for the errors: As far as I can tell, any major formatting issues have been fixed. However, I cannot promise to be 100% perfect in my efforts, because I am only one person. I self-publish. I do not have a team of editors or proofreaders -- though I admit that I could hire one or two to help make things easier. In the meantime, I hope my readers understand that I'm not perfect, but I will continue to strive to publish stories of crime and intrigue for many years to come.

Feb 17, 2017

Madeleine McCann book giveaway: Win an autographed copy!

Hey everyone! Who wants an autographed copy of my book The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann? I have a single autographed copy available that I am willing to give away to one lucky reader.

To participate:

  1. Simply join the event page on Facebook, by clicking here. 
  2. Make a post on the event page using the hashtag #Justice4Maddie

That's it!

Now all you gotta do is wait until March 2nd, and I will announce the winner!

Feb 15, 2017

Las Vegas Missing Teen Alert: Marcos Molina missing since Jan. 03, 2017

Authorities in Las Vegas, Nevada are looking for 16-year-old Marcos Molina. The Las Vegas teen has been missing since January 03, 2017 -- More than a month.

Marcos Molina is considered missing/endangered -- but no further details are publicly available regarding the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.

CFSI Nevada has shared the flyer for this missing teen. Please click here and share!

Feb 11, 2017

Jodi Ecklund's spaghetti was just OK

Police in Merrimack, New Hampshire have arrested a woman, after an hours-long standoff that began with a simple spaghetti dinner. The Dreamin' Demon reports that Jodi Ecklund allegedly assaulted her boyfriend when the praise he gave her home-cooked meal wasn't to her satisfaction.

Police responded to the residence shared by the New Hampshire couple last Saturday night, upon learning that a domestic violence incident had taken place. When they arrived at the scene, the woman's boyfriend explained to them that she had attacked him after preparing him a spaghetti dinner. The reason for the attack? According to the New Hampshire man, when she asked how it was he said it was just "OK."

The man's response reportedly triggered the woman to fly in to a rage. Police say Jodi Ecklund punched her boyfriend in the face and in the arm. The man was able to flee from the apartment, but was locked out of the home so he couldn't return -- which is probably for the best, considering what happened next.

Police say that Jodi Ecklund barricaded herself in the home and wouldn't come out. At the time of the incident, the woman's boyfriend told police that she was heavily armed, while she was shouting threats from the locked home. Police say the New Hampshire woman threatened to shoot them, and or herself, while demanding that they leave. When they tried to enter the apartment, she warned them that the safety was off on her firearm.

Eventually, they were able to get into the apartment and apprehend the New Hampshire woman, who has now been charged with multiple crimes. Jodi Ecklund is currently being held in jail on bail in the amount of $25k.

It's hard to imagine that this all began with the simple act of her boyfriend telling her that the spaghetti she prepared was just "OK." That's probably why she's being asked to undergo a mental evaluation and inpatient treatment. Reports say that she could waive the $25k bail amount by entering a mental facility for observation and treatment.

Feb 10, 2017

Are Madeleine McCann's parents suspects in her disappearance?

The parents of missing child Madeleine McCann aren't having a good 2017, apparently. First of all, they've ultimately lost their libel suit against Goncalo Amaral -- but that's not the most shocking update in this case. Now it's being reported, by some media outlets, that Kate and Gerry aren't necessarily cleared in association with their daughter's disappearance.

The Irish Independent reports that Kate and Gerry McCann aren't out of the woods yet. The Supreme Court Judge who recently ruled in favor of Goncalo Amaral has expressed that the British couple may not be innocent. To be exact, the judge has declared that even though the official title of "arguido" has been lifted from the couple, doesn't mean that they are innocent of wrongdoing in Madeleine's disappearance.

This statement comes as a breath of fresh air, as the only evidence that has ever existed in this case has pointed directly at Kate and Gerry. No evidence of an intruder has ever been proven, therefore making the abduction scenario in Maddie's case illogical. Hopefully the statement made by the judge opens the door for more to be examined -- officially -- regarding Madeleine McCann's parents.

If you want to read up on information surrounding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, consider checking out my book on Amazon by clicking here.