Marriage and Loss in a Novel

This sort of thing has happened numerous times in cases of national conflict: a spouse disappears in the fog of war and is assumed dead. The spouse waiting at home finds love with another, only to be informed later that the lost one is alive. This is part of Jakob History’s conflict in our futuristic, […]

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A Word or Two About Sam Witherspoon

Sam Witherspoon is the central character in my prize winning book of short stories, Sam’s Place: Stories. He’s had a few hard knocks, and he’s not had much luck at business and love. In this passage, his best customer and troublesome friend, Donnie Wimple, is beginning to challenge Sam about his life: “I believe I’ll […]

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The Biz of Books

To be committed to the profession of writing today requires both an ability to write well and a business sense unique to each writer’s goals. For me this has meant starting my own publishing arm. My promo efforts, which include a solid website, a thoughtful blog, and a strong social media presence, have seemed lacking […]

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An Exciting Review

The newly published book, WE ARE STRONG, BUT WE ARE FRAGILE, by our Gridley Fires Books Publishing arm, has received this exciting review by Kirkus. We thought you’d like to know. Visit my website here. Then there’s my FB Fan Page here. On both you’ll find more on ideas and events that matter to me — and possibly to you.

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