Category Archives: Writing Project Updates

The Power of Using Beta Readers

I just finished writing an unedited draft of a story of action and suspense titled “Blood Oaths” and sent it to my beta readers last night. I’ve already received helpful feedback that will help me enhance my story. One of … Continue reading

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The Shot Rang Out

The Shot Rang Out an anthology of 500-word western stories featuring my yarn “Mary’s Medicine” has just been released as a paperback! Fifty-one western authors accepted best-selling author Scott Harris’ invitation to write precisely 500-word stories that included these sentences exactly … Continue reading

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#23 On New Releases

Remember the book of western stories I mentioned featured my yarn, “Mary’s Medicine” along with the creations of 51 other western authors? The Shot Rang Out compiled by Scott Harris was released this week and I’ve been told it’s already climbed … Continue reading

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Cute as a…

Our son Brian holds Raiden, who appears to either be a bug or an alien, perhaps an alien bug. Raiden is such a sweet, good-natured child that he inspired me to dedicate my latest picture children’s book to him, Sunny … Continue reading

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Sunny Illustrations

My latest children’s picture book project is titled Sunny Saves the Day. It’s about a rambunctious puppy whose antics help a grumpy couple learn to laugh and smile. Jack Wiens has nearly completed all the illustrations, and Karen M. Smith completed … Continue reading

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My Adventure Into Action

My evolution as a writer for an adult audience, especially my fiction writing, often begins with a story idea or hook that I develop into a very short story. At times the creations are so short they qualify as flash … Continue reading

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Sunny’s Bouncing Path of Destruction

  That little rascal Sunny is at it again. The poor Grumpadinkles don’t stand a chance with the energetic puppy around. The illustrations by Jack Wiens above and the excerpts below are from my latest children’s picture book project, Sunny … Continue reading

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