The Christmas Rescue — a short story

(I post this story annually as part of my celebration of the season. I hope it blesses you.)♥♥♥ The following story is fiction – as are all the characters and the setting. However, the story was inspired directly by the real-life story of one of the most effective and compassionate men in ministry today. BillContinue reading “The Christmas Rescue — a short story”

Down Memory Lane Just For Fun

I’ve had almost no time to write new material for this website lately, so I decided to dig back through some of my old, old flash fiction pieces and post three of them that were written just for fun. My newer followers will not have read them, and I’m betting my readers of many yearsContinue reading “Down Memory Lane Just For Fun”

The Author Adventures # 3

Most of my friends know that I have a great love for lighthouses, and several years ago, two of my best friends, Roy and Donna Manasco, came across a small print of a painting by Steven Sundram, “Sureal Moments,” which focused on a lighthouse standing as sentry over a vast expanse of beach during aContinue reading “The Author Adventures # 3”

Friday Fictioneers 8/20/20 – ‘River of Love’

I had a little extra time this week, so I decided to jump back into Friday Fictioneers. If you’d like to take part and write your own 100-word story based on the picture below, just visit Rochelle’s Blog for the details at this link. The photo is courtesy of Ted Strutz. My story is belowContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers 8/20/20 – ‘River of Love’”

My Latest Watercolor Project

My latest watercolor project. In book # 5 of my “Smoky Mountain Novel Series” — which is currently in the writing process — the main character, a Cherokee artisan, is inspired by the Lord to create these Christian-themed dream catchers as a way of helping spread the Gospel truth that Jesus and His Holy SpiritContinue reading “My Latest Watercolor Project”

At Long Last — Book 5 Is In the Works

Several years ago, the first four books in my Smoky Mountain Novel Series went on the market. I had always intended to write at least one more book in the series — and did get two chapters of it done — but life just sort of got in the way — if you know whatContinue reading “At Long Last — Book 5 Is In the Works”

Hog Wild Book Sale

` ALL of my KINDLE E-BOOKS are just $0.99. For 10 days — today through July 31 at midnight, central daylight time. All 18 of my E-books are on a hog wild sale for that time. And if you don’t have a Kindle reader, Amazon has a free Kindle app for any of your devices.Continue reading “Hog Wild Book Sale”

‘QUENTON’S HONOR’ – Now Available on Amazon

What happens when twenty-first century technology comes face to face with the most powerful force the human race has ever known? Find out in this story of intrigue, romance, courage, and faith:  QUENTON’S HONOR. A man’s love for his country; a man’s love for a woman. Securing a nation; capturing a heart. It’s a storyContinue reading “‘QUENTON’S HONOR’ – Now Available on Amazon”

‘Stories That Leave You Thinking’ — on sale

My short story anthology Stories That Leave You Thinking is on sale during the whole month of June. A collection of diverse and slightly unconventional short short stories Have you ever come to the words “The End” when reading and just couldn’t seem to turn off your own imagination? Did your mind keep working onContinue reading “‘Stories That Leave You Thinking’ — on sale”

Focus on Coffee – Day 4

I do apologize for my “Focus on Coffee” series being a little erratic where posts are concerned.  All I can say is that we’re living in erratic times, and my muse seems to be following suit. Anyway, I’m finally in the mood to do the next post in the series, so here goes. Today, I’mContinue reading “Focus on Coffee – Day 4”

It’s the Principle of the Thing

I was just meandering through some of my old, old flash fiction this weekend, and happened across this little story. I decided that during this unique time of absenting ourselves from routine cosmetic care, this little gem might lighten the day for a few people. IT’S THE PRINCIPLE OF THE THING Albert, the town barber,Continue reading “It’s the Principle of the Thing”

Laughter Is Good Medicine — Day 1

I think it’s past time for a new series from me, and in light of the heaviness weighing on people all over the world right now, I’m feeling led to offer just a touch of humor on a daily basis — for the next 7 days — in the hope it will help us laughContinue reading “Laughter Is Good Medicine — Day 1”

Friday Fictioneers – 2/26/20

I don’t manage to take part in “Friday Fictioneers very often these days, but tonight I decided I just needed to write a story for the prompt. If you’re interested in taking part in writing stories of 100 words or less, hop over to Rochelle’s place and get the rules. My story this week isContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers – 2/26/20”

Simon Stone Book # 1 – On Sale This Week

Novellas are back in style. After decades with almost no “short novels” on the bookshelves, we’ve come back to the place where we want stories that require shorter time spans, but that still offer the true-to-life actions and emotions that satisfy. Novellas are, once again, taking their place as the genre of choice for busyContinue reading “Simon Stone Book # 1 – On Sale This Week”