Just Who Is The Writer Anyway?

Okay, I started writing The Man in the Black Suit for NaNoWriMo. I even finished the first chapter, and it looked promising. Then the characters decided not to talk to me anymore. So, I spent a whole day trying to figure out why. This morning, it became clear–the characters from another story were drowning them […]

NaNoWriMo 2017 Is Here!

NaNoWriMo 2017 begins today! It’s 50,000 words or bust by the end of the month! So I’m going full steam ahead with my new teen mystery novel, tentatively titled: The Man in the Black Suit. Here are the first two paragraphs–just to whet your appetite…

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OOPS! Missed That Turn Again!

  I am very pleased to announce my new book OOPS! Missed That Turn Again!, subtitled: And Other Funny Stories from My Past. As you can guess from the title, this is an anthology of funny, silly, interesting, and poignant stories from my life. These are all true stories, but I have saved many red […]

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Time and Travel in “Search”

When I wrote my novel Search for the Emerald Tablet, the plot included a lot of travel through Egypt, Cyprus, and parts of Europe. It wasn’t long before I found myself in a morass of travel alternatives, airline, train, and bus schedules, car rentals, etc!

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Book Flow

If you are self-publishing a novel, like I am with Search for the Emerald Tablet, you can save yourself a lot of pages by correctly flowing your book.