Share Your World Week 41

To join in the fun of Cee’s Share Your World Challenge, just follow the link to her site and get all the details. Question # 1:  What genre of music do you like? Easy Listening/Swing/Soft Rock.     Question # 2:  What is the worst thing you ate this last week? I love food. NothingContinue reading “Share Your World Week 41”

Behind the Scenes During the Writing of ‘Quenton’s Honor’

People often ask me where I get ideas for my novels, and they also like to know the “behind-the-scenes” details of the actual writing. So periodically I share some of those details — especially the ones that I found personally enjoyable or that helped me grow as a writer. The writing of Quenton’s Honor taughtContinue reading “Behind the Scenes During the Writing of ‘Quenton’s Honor’”

The Birthing of a Hero

I wrote this piece last year as part of a 20-minute writing exercise. I thought it deserved to have a post as a short story. The Birthing of a Hero Matthew couldn’t breathe. Well – no – that wasn’t right. He could breathe, but he felt as though he were being pushed through a veryContinue reading “The Birthing of a Hero”

2014: THE YEAR OF THE AUTHOR — Part 2

PART 2:  GET IT OUT THERE! In Article I of this series I mentioned that I am currently seeing the doors opening to one of the most exciting era’s of writing the world has known since the invention of the printing press. Those doors are opening primarily in the area of publication. In this day,Continue reading “2014: THE YEAR OF THE AUTHOR — Part 2”

2014: THE YEAR OF THE AUTHOR – Part 1

Hear Ye!  Hear Ye!  I am deliberately, and with significant forethought, declaring 2014 to be ‘The Year of the Author’!  Who am I to have the authority to make such a declaration???  Well, for starters, I am an author, and who better to declare that this is my year than I?  But I am notContinue reading “2014: THE YEAR OF THE AUTHOR – Part 1”

You Say You Want To Be A Writer?

You say you want to be a writer? Then START WRITING! Mystery author Agatha Christie once said, “The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.” There’s a lot of wisdom in that statement. You know, you don’t have to live a weird life — or even a particularly exciting lifeContinue reading “You Say You Want To Be A Writer?”

So You Want To Be A Writer, Huh???

So you want to be a writer, huh? Then DO IT! Mystery author Agatha Christie once said, “The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.” There’s a lot of wisdom in that statement. You know, you don’t have to live a weird life — or even a particularly exciting lifeContinue reading “So You Want To Be A Writer, Huh???”

In Memoriam: Dora Saint

My world is sad right now: I learned this week that one of my favorite authors passed away very recently.  Dora Saint (better known by her pen name Miss Read) was a prolific writer of novels, as well as magazine articles and British television programs. But it was her novels that endeared her to me. Continue reading “In Memoriam: Dora Saint”

Can Anyone Help Me Find ‘Miss Read’?

I have just conceived this “brilliant” idea  which I hope will help me conclude a search that has been going on intermittently for the past couple of years.  But it’s only now that I have found some “friends,” via the blogging community, who, because they live in England, just might be able to help me. Continue reading “Can Anyone Help Me Find ‘Miss Read’?”