Category Archives: published

Happy Solstice – Writing Year 2015

Here it is, the shortest day of the year. A time to celebrate the end of darkness and return of the light.  It’s the time of year I review my accomplishments against the goals I set for myself twelve months ago, … Continue reading

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Having Written Feels Better Than Anything

Dorothy Parker once said, “I hate writing, I love having written.” I don’t hate writing, but this week has certainly proven to me that having written feels better than (almost) anything. I completed the arguably final revisions to my thriller … Continue reading

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Wow Factor: Dreams & Goals for the Long Haul

A writer I much admire, Dean Wesley Smith, wrote an inspirational blog recently about dreams and goals (you can read it here), and it got me thinking. He just finished a year of writing (and publishing as part of his … Continue reading

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New Science Fiction: Aurum

For me, every novel is a labor of love, but AURUM is my first science fiction novel.  Also my first rip-roaring action / adventure tale.  The inspiration for this story started with one of my favorite movies, the classic Bogart … Continue reading

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The Joy of Having Written

I finished editing the final six chapters on AURUM today.  I’m done.  Finished, Finito. This is my fourth completed novel.  The joy and lightness of spirit that comes with having written is a high I’ve now experienced four times, but … Continue reading

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It’s About Time…Travel!

It’s here! Fiction River: Time Streams is now available through Amazon, Kindle, Smashwords, and your other favorite book sellers.  My story, Love in the Time of Dust and Venom is in there, and I am as proud as can be … Continue reading

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DESTINY BLUES – Launch Announcement

Today is the official launch of my urban fantasy novel, DESTINY BLUES. Amazon:                    Paperback hardcopy Amazon:                    Kindle Edition Barnes & Noble:         Nook Edition Kobo:                        Kobo Edition Smashwords:             Smashwords Edition It’s the story of Shore Haven’s favorite meter maid, Mattie … Continue reading

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