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 –...

Pace of Things in 1776

In 2018, we take for granted things such as highways, telecommunications, even something that everyone says they want to get rid of, paper. Hark back to 1776 when the American Revolution was in full swing in the thirteen colonies. Back in those days, paper was...

Struggles With a Manuscript

It is time to ‘fess up. Forty thousand plus words into Raider of the Scottish Coast and I’m struggling with the manuscript. Some passages flew right off the keyboard. I like it so far overall, but there are flaws. A short notice commitment to write a feature article...

Wonders of Research

  Research takes time.  It can be frustrating as in sorting good material from bad, informative, i.e. one learns something and enlightening in a way that changes one’s perspective.  It can even be really exciting. As noted in an earlier post, I’ve started writing the...

Birth of a Book Idea

On the morning of September 25th, my writing plans for was pretty well laid out for what books would be written in what sequence. The first two novels in a new, four book series based on a character by the name of Derek Almer were written. While my agent was...

Rejection Farther Up the Publishing Food Chain

Over the years I have been an author, I have tried finding an agent to represent my books to large publishers on three different occasions. The first two were mildly successful in that several responded to my queries and asked for the manuscripts. On the first...

Genres and Eras We Love

If you go to Amazon and enter in ‘Revolutionary War Navy Novels’ or ‘Revolutionary War nautical fiction’ in the search bar, you’ll find there aren’t many. There are a few by Alaric Bond from the British side and one or two from the American side. There is one by...