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My Novelette “Late Season Rains” eBook now available

My first novelette “Late Season Rains”, is now available as an ebook for just $0.99. The cover image will take you to its Amazon page. If you do not have an eReader, eBooks can be stored and read through Amazon’s Cloud on any device from a tablet to a laptop to a smartphone. After reading please return to the Amazon page to rate … Continue reading

Being a Good Writer is…

It is quite possible I can WHOLLY relate this sentiment. _______________________________ Follow on Twitter , Facebook & Pinterest

Memorable Quotes

“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else. “ – Gloria Steinem                        ____________________________              _______________________________ Follow on Twitter , Facebook & Pinterest

Arizona Recollections: Sedona Sunrise

  RED SAND RISING The fire rises sending the dark into hues of purple, crimson, orange and yellow. A trailing line of bright blue expands to take over the endless ceiling above. Out of the dark and lit by the fire, the red sand rises from the green floor. Pillars of red ascend reaching for … Continue reading

“Late Season Rains” now available on Amazon

My first self-published, full length short story, Late Season Rains, is now up and ready for Kindle digital download on Amazon for only $0.99. Click the image below for the story’s page. Please feel free to rate it and provide feedback. Preview for Late Season Rains: The last seaward bend in the road showed how close they … Continue reading

Arizona Recollections

WHIRLWIND Imagine…a warm, desert breeze streaming in through the open window in silent gusts. The drapery whips following its path. Thunder rolls across your ears from the monsoon flowing down the distant mountains. Wind slides past your face, through your hair, leaving its dry scent on your skin. Outside, dark clouds illuminate with erratic bolts … Continue reading

Memorable Quotes: Blasts from the Past

“Prune what is turgid, elevate what is commonplace, arrange what is  disorderly, introduce rhythm where the language is harsh, modify where it is too absolute.” ~ Marcus Fabius Quintilianus, circa 65 A.D. _____________________________ “And as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet’s  pen turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothings a … Continue reading

Memorable Quotes: After the Rejection

“I wrote poems in my corner of the Brooks Street station. I sent them to two editors who rejected them right off. I read those letters of rejection years later and I agreed with those editors.”  ~ Carl Sandburg ____________________ “Was I bitter? Absolutely. Hurt? You bet your sweet ass I was hurt. Who doesn’t … Continue reading

Daily Prompt: Simply the Best

From our friends at WordPress’ Daily Prompt:  “When and where do you do your best thinking? In the bathroom? While running? Just before bed, or first thing in the morning? On the bus? Why do you think that is?” A blast of inspiration or the shock of that long awaited epiphany can hit just about … Continue reading

Memorable Quotes: The Short Story

“You learn by writing short stories.  Keep writing short stories.  The  money’s in novels, but writing short stories keeps your writing lean and pointed.” ~ Larry Niven __________________ “Short stories are designed to deliver their impact in as few pages as  possible.  A tremendous amount is left out, and a good short story  writer learns to … Continue reading

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