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 –...

Questions From Book Signings

My first book was released in September 2012.  That’s six years ago and since then, I’ve signed books at industry trade shows, association events, supermarkets, weekly Rotary, Kiwanis and Lion’s lunches to name a few of the places.  In other words, there’s been more...

On Being Hacked for the Second Time

Last week, several people called or emailed asking if I sent them a Facebook request to be “my friend.” My wife even got one! The answer was no, the request was bogus. As soon as I found out what was happening, I forwarded the fake friend requests to my web mistress...

C4I in 1776

Imagine you are a frigate captain in 1776 for either the Continental or Royal Navy and once you opened your sailing orders, you were on your own. You could be at sea and not know a war has started or ended. Back in 1776, there were no smart phones or computers. The...

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...