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It Was A Dark And Stormy Night….

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night…. Darned That’s Already Been Used! As a writer today we’re inundated with lots of articles about what is the most important part of good writing.  A good plot, a great character, conflict, protagonist, dialogue, showing not telling, theme, central idea, argument, and the list goes on and on.  As an avid reader for well over half a century I can tell you what’s most important to me.  It’s that first sentence; opening line, hook, whatever term you wish to use for … [Read More...]

New Release!

                My webmaster has just reminded me that I haven’t blogged in quite awhile, and though it wasn’t from lack of good intentions, sometimes other projects take precedence, and releasing a new book falls into that category. A … [Read More...]

“But Why Don’t We Fly?”

Today I was taking my walk, which is something I try to do daily, but generally manage about 5 times a week. Staying fit is motivation, but hey, step counters are even more motivating… just one more step and I am closer to 15,000. Ok so I’m goal oriented – don’t judge. I digress. So on my walk … [Read More...]

Who Forgets Their Phone???

I went to work the other day and forgot my phone. FORGOT MY PHONE!! Who does that kind of thing? The first half hour was murderous. The second half hour equally so. By the third hour I quit grabbing my back pocket for it. By the fourth hour I was actually taking note of things around me I hadn’t … [Read More...]

Some Days All You Need Is A Goat

  Two years ago the first book in the current series was released, Seymour The Naughty Goat. What some of you may not realize is that Seymour really is a goat at the zoo where I work. And he’s naughty. Besides all of the true antics in the book (except for the ‘snack bar’ trip) he has … [Read More...]