Category Archives: Novels and Stories

It’s Been Three Years Since I Quit My Day Job!

It’s been three years since I quit my day job, and it’s time and then some for me to create a new bio. This is an adaptation of one that I wrote for REDNews, the commercial real estate publication that … Continue reading

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Marie Curie, The Theory of Radioactivity and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Over the years, I’ve observed multiple examples of the effects of unintended consequences imposed upon those of us (myself frequently included) striving to improve upon nature for the common good. Some of the unintended consequences that I’ve experienced have caused this thought … Continue reading

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Channeling The Richards Sisters

Daughters of Memory, my first book, was acquired by Louis Rubin and was published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in 1991. In D of M, two sisters, Claire Louise and Macy Rose Richards, as young women, come to terms … Continue reading

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Shade Island, a summary

Shade Island opens at a wedding in Cypress Springs, the small Texas town in which my second novel (Excuse Me for Asking) was set. Claire Louise Richards (of Daughters of Memory fame) discovers that Ralph Anderson, the man that the … Continue reading

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Shade Island Book Trailer

Shade Island . . . a literary mystery, the first in my Macy Porter series. I made this book trailer for my pitch at last weekend’s agents and editors conference in Austin. The sound track is Ghost Riders in the Sky, written by … Continue reading

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Shade Island Sunsets

This is an excerpt from my new mystery . . .SHADE ISLAND . . .tell me what you think . . . Macy Rose is looking out the back porch window, watching the sun drop below the horizon, and thinking … Continue reading

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No Similarities Between the Two of Us

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 San Juan, Puerto Rico: I pushed the down arrow to call the elevator in the Condominio Sol y Mar, a twelve-floor building in the Condado section of San Juan. The top two floors, both called penthouses, had … Continue reading

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The Visual Storyboard: A Novel Idea!

  Since learning about storyboards from script writers, I have been using this nifty visual format to keep my work alive during the down times when I’m so busy with my day job that my novel’s characters get totally neglected. This … Continue reading

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James Lee Burke Was Born in Houston, Texas!

Currently I’m listening to James Lee Burke’s book Rain Gods for the second time as I commute from San Antonio to Houston to see family and write for my sister’s commercial real estate publication: REDNews.com. No doubt everybody in the … Continue reading

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