Thank You, Book Clubs

  Sorry for the delay in posting. It was a hectic week of travel after I met with another excellent book club to discuss Castle Danger on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. What a charming, intelligent group of woman! I instantly felt at ease as each introduced herself to me. We […]

Adventures with my Little Brother

A BUCKET LIST ADVENTURE Friday, June 9, 2017, was another bucket list activity for my Little Brother Ethan and me. We made a bucket list last year of things we want to do together. We periodically add to it as we come up with new ideas. So far, we’ve checked […]

A Look Back at 2016-the Debut of Castle Danger

In a year when the Chicago Cubs FINALLY won the World Series and Donald Trump won the Presidency, perhaps the next least likely thing to happen is the publishing of Castle Danger. That accomplishment is perhaps one of the greater achievements in my life. Woo hoo! (pardon the small indulgence). […]

A Pilgrimage and Writing Inspiration for Castle Danger, Straight River

My wife and I just returned from a nearly two-week trip to Colorado. It was a pilgrimage of sorts. We rented a travel trailer to stay in most of the time. We rode bikes through the vineyards of western Colorado. (Yes! Colorado has numerous quality wineries.). We also hiked in […]

The Search for Beta Readers Begins

I’m pleased to announce that my second novel, Straight River, the prequel to Castle Danger, is nearing completion of the first revised draft. As a result, I’m looking for volunteer Beta Readers. I wrote this book, tentatively titled Straight River, a few years before completing Castle Danger. To my credit, […]

Getting Back to a Writing Routine

I’d been warned by my writing colleagues who have published books that marketing one’s book is a time-consuming beast. They were right. In today’s publishing climate, authors must become small businesses and take charge of all facets of that business. Gone are the days when writers wrote, publishers published, and […]