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Crafting a Young, Courageous, Female Character

Crafting a Young, Courageous, Female Character

I’m excited to report that I’m making good progress on my current book, The Barbarian Queen of the North. However, I have one major concern as I develop one of the two major characters in the book, Princess Alauna of the Votadini. I have written female characters...

Where do my story ideas come from?

Where do my story ideas come from?

On more than one occasion readers have asked me where do my story ideas come from. A good question. I imagine that every author would answer that question differently. For me, the answer is rather simple. Before going to sleep in my bed at night I visualize stories in...

On Writing—Going Long, Going Short

On Writing—Going Long, Going Short

Recently I had a discussion with a friend who is also a writer. He writes essays and one-act plays. We discussed our writing styles. He’s a good writer, quite witty with a very interesting background.  I suggested that he try his hand at an autobiographical novel. His...

The Illuminati Sanction is now available.

The Illuminati Sanction is now available.

My apologies to all for leaving my blog fallow for so long. In the future, I will endeavor to be more active blogging on my new site. I’d like to begin by reminding you that my latest book, The Illuminati Sanction is now available. You can order a copy from my site....

Dogs vs. Aliens Available Now!

Dogs vs. Aliens Available Now!

As the summer ended I finished writing my third book, Dogs vs. Aliens. I wrote the book with fifth graders from the Morse Memorial School in Brooks, Maine. The book was a project that I undertook as a volunteer to help the children with developing both their reading...

Dogs vs. Aliens coming this Fall

Dogs vs. Aliens coming this Fall

Dogs vs. Aliens is a novella  I wrote as a volunteer with the 2017-2018 fifth graders at Morse Memorial Elementary School in Brooks, ME. The book was a platform for teaching the children structure, plot, and character development in a long fiction piece. It was an...