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Just One More Day

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4 June 2016

I suppose it’s impertinent to post photos (and stories) about one’s pets, expecting anonymous others to care as much as the pet’s owner, or thinking they’ll be moved by what they see or read. But pet lovers understand, and there is a catharsis in sharing. So here’s my tale. My little Pekingese Ming-Lee passed away… Read More ›

Short Story: The Confession

They gathered in the library, the place where it had happened. Last Friday, Tony Pagliano, the gym teacher at St. Ann’s Elementary, had been found dead among the dusty volumes in the very room where they now sat fidgeting. In The Confession, a phys ed teacher at an elementary school has been murdered. The suspects… Read More ›

Deleted Scenes

You’ve seen them.  Check out a DVD (or Blu-ray) film or TV series and more likely than not, there’s a deleted scene(s), commentaries by the director or cast, behind-the-scenes featurette(s) and more.  Why aren’t there such extra features in books? After writers pen their novel (or short story), revisions and edits may more often than… Read More ›

Meet Edith Baxter

“At first glance, Edith Baxter seemed a tiny, fragile septuagenarian with slightly stooped shoulders.  Wrinkles lined her pink complexion, and wisps of white dominated the auburn strands of her hair like clouds on a sunny day.  However, these signs of age could not mask the vitality in her sky‑blue eyes.” Edith Baxter, née Pontmercy, married… Read More ›

A Mystery is Announced

I am excited to announce that—after several drafts, revisions, rejections, and more revisions—my first murder mystery novel, Death on Stoneridge, will be published this summer. Imagine, if you will, a balmy night.  A soft breeze blows in through the open window, as you settle down to go to sleep… All of sudden, you hear raised… Read More ›

The Poisoned Martini VII

It’s long past time for Part VII of The Poisoned Martini, an original eStory written by yours truly. To protect his grandson, Thaddeus Alcott will investigate a murder… Recent college grad Rick Gray met an intriguing and pretty co-ed who invited him to a party at her sorority.  The next morning, Rick woke up and discovered a young co-ed… Read More ›

The Tragedy of Whitehall

Here is the prologue of The Tragedy of Whitehall, the fantasy novel I’ve decided to work on as part of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) 2012.  I’ve long had the concept for this prelude novel to a fantasy trilogy, which is in turn part of a larger fantasy series that I’ve yet to come up with… Read More ›

The Ogham Society

It finally has a name. Creating the world in which your characters reside is an ongoing challenge.  What places and organizations are a part of their world?  Are they real or imagined? Ever since reading Anne Rice’s The Witching Hour (see post here), I’ve wanted to create a psychical research society for my own series. … Read More ›

The Poisoned Martini – VI

It’s time for Part VI of The Poisoned Martini, an original eStory written by yours truly.  With the introduction of Thaddeus Alcott in the last installment, the focus of the story begins to shift.  To protect his grandson, Thaddeus will investigate a murder… Recent college grad Rick Gray met an intriguing and pretty co-ed who invited him… Read More ›

The Poisoned Martini – V

It’s time for Part V of The Poisoned Martini, an original eStory written by yours truly.  Have you been following this serialized eStory? Recent college grad Rick Gray met an intriguing and pretty co-ed who invited him to a party at her sorority.  Jump forward to early the next morning, Rick wakes up and finds… Read More ›

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