On Writing Islam

  “Indeed, Islam began as something strange, and it will return to being strange just as it began. so glad tidings of paradise be for the strangers, the ones who are righteous and are guided by Allah.” ~ Prophet Muhammad, salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam. When I started writing this novel, I set in my […]

Writing Recent History – Part One

  Historical Fiction.   What do you think of when you picture that genre? Far-away times? Distant generations? Events where there couldn’t possibly be an emotional connection to you at all, other than the intrigue of a historian?   What does it mean to write recent history?   Contemporary fiction is defined, as a genre, […]

Whisper Is Now Available!

  The truth is complicated. On September 11th, 2001, Kris Caldera was a junior member of the CIA’s Alec Station, the unit dedicated to finding and stopping Osama Bin Laden. They failed. Ten days later, he was on the ground in Afghanistan with a Special Forces team, driven to avenge the ghosts that haunted him […]

Whisper Chapter 6 Excerpt

  Welcome to Bauer’s Bytes, and the last excerpt of Whisper before the release! This week, enjoy a sneak peek at Chapter 6!   Chapter 6 Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan September 27, 2001   War, like all things, moved slowly. Scouting the front lines was delayed. The trucks Kris ordered from Khan arrived through Ghasi and […]