My Latest Obsession

Late last year, in the post titled “A Muse From and Unlikely Source,” wrote about how an interview on a radio station got me thinking about a sequel to Forgotten with Janet Pulaski as the main character. The manuscript which has the working title The Assassin –...

Life’s Changing Conversations

Ever notice that as you get older, the nature/topics of your conversations with other adults changes. For example, when you are in college, its all about the opposite sex, grades (how good or how to stay in school), booze, parties, and if you are into them, sports and...

Which of Your Kids Do You Like Best?

Often people stopping by my table and looking at the six books ask me “Which one is my favorite book?” That’s a tough one to answer because it is akin to asking a parent who is his or her favorite child?   The flippant answer is that I like them all! So after saying...

Why I sit at a Kroger All Weekend…

No, I am not held captive at a Kroger for eight hours a day and forced to shop. As noted in an earlier post, I’m at selected local, as in DFW Metro Area Krogers part of their regional author program. I’m not sure if it is available outside Texas and joining it seemed...

Current Works in Process

It is time for a quick overview of what’s still in my laptop that are a work in process or put another way, books to be written and published. Here’s the list and the status. The Simushir Island Incident.   It is scheduled to be published by Penmore Press later this...

Unfamiliar Writing Assignments Part Deux

A couple of weeks ago, the post was about writing synopses for the Derek Almer series of books. Mind you only one Flight of the Pawnee –was a finished product. Another – MANPADS – was written but needs work before it is ready to go to a publisher. Two – The...

Mind Matters

A lot of ‘things’ affect the creative process. The brain is a complex muscle that has to be exercised and fed physically by food. It also has to be fed psychologically. Events in our lives are what I will call stimuli, i.e. encourage it and get the brain ‘excited’ so...