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Death Watch

Do you know how everyone loses their minds when a parent passes away? My father experienced a slow decline; soon after Memorial Day two years ago, he passed. My father was a big man, over six foot tall, strong and … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Writing Style

A prompt in a writing group to think about style inspired me to consider the evolution of my own writing style. Writing evolves, grows, hopefully gets better, with all we learn and experience in life.  But style is something a … Continue reading

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Enter to win

Ladies and gentlemen, To celebrate my summer release of as-of-yet-unnamed book of short stories, I’m giving away books for the next few months. Enter to win a copy of West End on GoodReads!

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Random facts stalkers don’t know…

I grew up in a tough neighborhood. (don’t stereotype me) I was in a band. (for about 5 minutes) I was in a few movies. (another 5 minutes) I wrote my first “novel”at the age of 11. (an angst ridden … Continue reading

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Writing Wishes and Publication Dreams

I’ve been working on a new story – not only working – OBSESSED!  I don’t think I left the house for most of January and part of February until the first draft was done. I’m currently working through it again … Continue reading

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Free Audiobook!

Hello, Beautiful People! I want to give away free copies of West End, now on audible.com! Comment here or on my facebook page with a positive affirmation and the hashtag #hope. A winner will be chosen at random in the … Continue reading

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Free Reading for the Holidays

Dad Shining is available for free now on Kindle Unlimited.   Enjoy!   “Through the blue hills and green mountains of West Virginia, there’s a cemetery with my name on it. It’s in the back country where paved roads have yet … Continue reading

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