I am currently working on The Trespass, which is an exciting, intricate mystery that brings back Jamie Kelly and Joe Rampone. Catch up with them below! The bored-looking redhead curled the corner of her mouth and snagged a menu as she led me to the table I had pointed out against the back wall. The End Zone was nearly empty, languishing between the lunch and dinner crowds. Not counting the young couple sitting in a booth near the window, I appeared to be the only other customer. Boise is a college football city, and the interior of the bar and grill was littered with Bronco paraphernalia, the exterior painted orange and blue. It wasn’t a place I frequented, however, which was the main … [Read more...] about Current Project “The Trespass”
With my novel Trading Lives published as an eBook at major online books sellers, I wanted to take a moment and reflect on just what the story is about and what inspired it. Trading Lives revolves around the teen protagonist, Jamie Kelly. Jamie is a loner, but she'd be the first one to tell you she isn't lonely. She is confident, but she is also vulnerable underneath her rough exterior. Her lack of social grace is far outmatched by her martial arts skill, which she owes to her mentor, Mario Parris. Her favorite weapons are knives, she'd rather walk than drive, and superhero references irritate her, even if they are made in jest. Her dream is to follow in her father's footsteps and become an … [Read more...] about Behind the Cover of Trading Lives
1989 The girl was young, tired, and strung out. So strung out she had put herself here, a place one could officially call rock bottom. Rock bottom and trapped. She didn't mind it at first, because the people she called The Keepers provided enough dope to her she really had no good reason to leave. As long as she had chemical freedom, she was good. Better than good, because The Keepers wanted to help her with her baby. They said they had a nice family who desperately wanted a child to love, and well, the fact she had found them was Divine intervention. How else would she, a young girl who found herself pregnant but without support, be able to deal with such a responsibility? She had … [Read more...] about Trading Lives Sample Chapter
https://youtu.be/hnHnuy8meNQ A cute short movie my son made. … [Read more...] about Watch “Bike in the Window” on YouTube
I was speaking to a writer friend and work colleague yesterday and, as usual, the discussion turned to our writing projects. He asked me how mine was coming along, and I told him I was hovering around 150,000 words at the moment, but at least I had the end in sight. He said, “Finish the book already.” Okay, okay, I know that. I wish it was finished. Boy, do I. But I want this to be a really good story, too. I want to make sure I do it right. The process I’m using to create works well for me now. (see previous post), and, it’s enjoyable. My friend is right, though. I need to finish it up. Writing is such a balancing act. The process, the excitement, the doubt, the blank page, the … [Read more...] about The Scenery is Beautiful, But When Do We Get There?