Monthly Archives: March 2013

Christmas at Easter?

Talk about coincidence… Here it is, Easter, and I discover that my short story collection, Christmas Beyond the Box has just been released as an audiobook! I could not be more excited. Production began right at the first of the … Continue reading

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One more time…

While digging through the digital detritus on my hard drive — the stuff never seems to stop breeding — I happened upon a book trailer produced for Druids, my first published novel. I somehow managed to forget about it, even … Continue reading

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The kind of “life” my art will never imitate

An horrific crime has lately topped the newscasts and provided front page fodder for countless papers. Two male teens, one 14, the other 17, approached a mother walking her 13-month old son in a stroller and demanded that she give … Continue reading

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You might still grab a freebie….

There’s about a week left before the end of my giveaway at Goodreads.com. Twenty freshly autographed copies of Resurrection Blues will go into the mail to the contest winners at the end of the month. That means I’m going to … Continue reading

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What would Mato say? (Originally published on Goodreads.com Mar. 20, 2013)

I’m finishing up two things just now: 1) my first stab at my federal taxes, and 2) a double Manhattan. I know I should be concentrating (at least) on item 1, but instead I’m trying to imagine what might be … Continue reading

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Free puppies–get ’em while they’re hot! (Originally posted on Goodreads.com Mar. 16, 2013)

My Dad, who was–by any measure–a wonderful guy, used to warn me that there was no such thing as a “free puppy.” As a child, I agreed with him, because who in their right mind would give away a perfectly … Continue reading

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Who am I writing for? (Originally posted on Goodreads.com Mar. 7, 2013.)

The question I posed above is one I could have answered easily in years past. I wrote for me! I was both my harshest critic and most zealous fan. For years this admittedly schizophrenic gestalt powered my writing and colored … Continue reading

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