Short Story Published in Smoky Quartz

I am honored to announce that Smoky Quartz has published my short story Two Kinds of People in their Fall 2021 issue. Two Kinds of People was a labor of love for me, a way to breathe life into a character that otherwise would have been left comatose after my forthcoming novel was cut for … Continue reading Short Story Published in Smoky Quartz

Queenie Lives: A Short Story Success

Short stories are a new frontier for me. They require special skills that novel-length works don't necessarily, and I am still working on my "craft" in this area. So, drumroll please, I am thrilled to announce that I have placed a short story in the online literary journal Smoky Quartz. The publication of Two Kinds … Continue reading Queenie Lives: A Short Story Success

The Miracle at the End of the Rainbow

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And now for something completely different: If you love to read but only have small chunks of time available for such luxuries, check out 100 Word Story. I love this website. All stories published are literally, exactly, no joking...100 words long. No more, no less. 100 Word Story is a great place for a quick … Continue reading The Miracle at the End of the Rainbow

How to Re-organize Your Bookshelf Using (Il)logical Categories

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Moving to a new home, as I recently did, means a fresh start at one’s bookshelf — a chance to wander through the collection, re-visit old friends, and maybe pluck out a few titles that have fallen out of favor and deserve a more loving home. It’s also a time to re-organize your books in … Continue reading How to Re-organize Your Bookshelf Using (Il)logical Categories