Work in Progress – Zipper

Zipper refocused the dog so many times that Eagle simply stopped in the trail and looked at the dog. After a minute while the two of them stared into each other’s eyes, Eagle looked over at Zipper and shrugged. Gunny took off in the direction he’d been trying to go for the last half hour,…

My Friends…

I have many old books for friends. They are soft, and worn, and smell of leather and the oils from my hands. When I slip into them, I become anyone, can go anyplace and they lift me up and hold me. In turn, I take care of their covers and pages, keeping them at rest…

Is Reading at the Beach Really Good for You?

Every other blog post I’ve been reading today is about summer reading lists and I’m feeling left out because I’ve never made a summer reading list. Well, the truth is I’ve never made a (to-read) reading list at all (okay, GoodReads lists don’t count in this way for me). I’ve always just picked up a…

Good things will come to you in due time

That was the fortune from the cookie that came with lunch today. Except when I ate the cookie it had gone soggy, either from the humidity or…I didn’t want to think about the other options. “Why can’t that good thing come right now, and be air conditioning,” I thought. Laying spread eagle on the cot…

2017 – Year of Reading Internationally

This year I made a goal of finding, learning about, and ultimately, reading stories set internationally. The only particular requirements are that the setting has to be outside of the United States and the book must be published in English. It can be written in English or translated from some other language, but since I…

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…