April comes round again, filling our eyes with green promises and our hearts with that sweet smell of new birth. This month I travel across the pond to introduce you to Ian McAllister, whose science fiction novel To Visit Earth challenged my brain and kept me on the edge of my seat. As you can tell from the photos Ian shared, he's a bit of an adventurer, and so are the characters in his novel. McAllister also wrote a fascinating account of his grandmother's swimming [...]
Since I began to write seriously, I have been blessed by my association with a number of groups who supported, believed in, and encouraged me to pursue my writing dreams. My allegiance to those organizations has been unwavering. So, it is with a sad heart that I acknowledge the ending of one of my favorite workshops -- the Antioch Writers Workshop. Held in July in Yellow Springs, Ohio, for all but two of its 33-years, the workshop featured a unique schedule. Each morning authors of [...]
March 23, 2019, I was pleased to be part of a twenty-author ReadLocal Author Fair at Marion Public Library in Marion, OH. My sincere thanks to Craig Simpson and the library staff for their gracious hosting. I met so many new writers to feature on my site in 2020, including my table mate Dee Garretson. Yeah! 2018 brought about a number of fun activities, most centered in the fall. I was invited back to the North Hills Book Club to discuss my second [...]
Dear friends, the survey I created to get feedback on possible titles for my new thriller, tentatively scheduled for release in the fall, has ended. My thanks to all who participated! I am pleased to announce that my new book will be The Strange Disappearance of Rose Stone. Stay tuned for a survey on covers...coming soon!