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Coaching Budding Writers

On Wednesday, October 28th, I had the privilege to visit with approximately 80 students at the Woodlawn Beach Middle School in Gulf Breeze, FL. Thanks to the wonderful magic of Skype we all spent about an hour together. This year the students are writing short stories in the historical fiction genre and I was pleased [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:16+00:00 October 31st, 2015|General Observations|0 Comments

Quilt Comfort

What's more comforting than a quilt? Especially if its one that has been around for a while, seen many washings, and has that baby-blanket softness that we all adore. Quilts speak to our inner child as they evoke memories of afternoon naps, nighttime snuggles with a favorite book or maybe a pet. Most of us [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:19+00:00 August 10th, 2015|General Observations|0 Comments


This Fourth of July weekend finds me working on THE BRIDGEWATER LEGACY - Book #4 of The Bridgewater Chronicles. A short while back the ending of the series was revealed to me in a dream and so, unlike the other books in the series, I'm working backwards. This picture is one that is providing inspiration [...]

By | 2015-07-05T16:15:35+00:00 July 5th, 2015|General Observations|0 Comments

10th Work Anniversary

I must admit I'm blessed.There aren't many people who get a shot at a second career - especially when it's doing something they love to do. For me that passion has always been writing. (Second only to reading.) For most of my adult life I didn't take the opportunity to find my writing voice - [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:21+00:00 April 12th, 2015|General Observations|0 Comments

Christmas Wishes

I want to take this opportunity to wish all my readers, family, and friends a wonderful holiday season. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or the ever-popular Festivus (a la Seinfeld), I hope your celebration is a happy one. As a thank you to all of you, I have published a short Christmas story based [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:22+00:00 December 7th, 2014|General Observations|0 Comments

Musings on Reading

I came across an article on reading today entitled "33 thoughts on reading" by Austin Kleon written on October 17. A link to the full article is here. The article resonated with me on many levels but mostly because I review books I've read. Let me digress momentarily and say that I began reviewing books [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:22+00:00 October 22nd, 2014|General Observations|0 Comments

Oak Cliff – Free Chapter

In honor of the upcoming Halloween holiday, I'm offering here the Prologue of OAK CLIFF: A TALE OF DARKNESS AND DESPAIR.    Prologue 1870 Inky darkness cloaked the bedroom as the gaunt figure of a man carefully drew back the layers of bedclothes from the flannel-clad, sleeping woman. With fingers rendered stiff and icy cold [...]

By | 2017-05-18T21:35:23+00:00 October 15th, 2014|General Observations|0 Comments