Readers make me happy

Whether they are nieces, nephews, or friends from places 10,000 miles away, readers make me happy. And no, not only when they’re reading my books. They wouldn’t make me happy very long then, because I haven’t written many books. To me, reading, almost any genre, is a connection I feel with people. Kind of like…

Inspiration for Smugglers in Paradise series

A reader recently asked me what was the inspiration for my SMUGGLERS IN PARADISE series. This might be a good topic to talk about in a couple of blog posts. I’ll start with book one – GAME OF WIT AND CHANCE: BEGINNINGS. This story is best described as a family saga using passion and tragedy…

Eating my way through Manila

I’m spending a couple of weeks in the Philippines visiting good friends, doing research, meeting readers, and trying to get better connected. While I’m at it, I’m eating good food. I’m staying at an extremely reasonable boutique hotel in Makati, a business district in the heart of Metro Manila, that is close to some great…

Inspiration, perspiration, motivation

So much in life, that actually ends with tangible, worthwhile, output, is made up of all three of the things in the title of this post. Not necessarily in that order, or in equal parts, but in the end, all three are important. The world is full of inspiration. I find it the most readily…

New Release – PSYCHOLOGY OF CHOOSING: RIVER RUNNING

At last, the day I’ve been counting down to for several months, the day that has been elusive and fluctuating, the day which has always stayed one step ahead of me, has come. The third book in the SMUGGLERS IN PARADISE series has been released in eBook format. You can find it on Amazon here….

Book Blurb

I’ve been working on the final draft of PSYCHOLOGY OF CHOOSING: RIVER RUNNING and I think it’s close. Here’s the latest draft of the book blurb I’ll place on the back cover. Tell me what you think. In PYSCHOLOGY OF CHOOSING: RIVER RUNNING, book 3 in the Smugglers in Paradise series, the chase comes full…

One Fish, Two Fish, Big Fish, Little Fish: Silver Dawn

Released on June 5, 2016, One Fish, Two Fish, Big Fish, Little Fish: Silver Dawn is the second book in the Smugglers in Paradise series, a family saga pitting brother against brother and following several generations of the Ramos family from Portland to Southeast Asia and back again. To order the Amazon Kindle or paperback…

Game of Wit and Chance, Book One in the Smugglers in Paradise series

The first book in the ‘Smugglers in Paradise’ series is now available on Kindle Unlimited for those Amazon customers subscribing to Prime. The eBook price has been reduced to $0.99 and will stay that way while the book is in the Unlimited market. Game of Wit and Chance Cover Released November 1, 2015, Game of…