Category Archives: New Book Release

A Book Hangover!

 This past weekend I read a great book and I have a book hangover! I’ve experienced such an event many times in the past, but I’ve never attempted to write about it. So . . . I googled the words … Continue reading

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IBOGAINE – A Miracle or a Curse?

Isolated as a psychoactive alkaloid that originates from the bark of a West African shrub called Tabernanthe iboga, ibogaine is a drug that’s been the center of controversy for decades. With a rich history of use in ancient African spiritual … Continue reading

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ALMOST DEAD – A Gift To My Readers

No, No, No . . . I don’t want my faithful readers almost dead. I want you very much alive and reading my novels! What I mean is that my new novel Almost Dead debuts today and my special gift … Continue reading

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Bobbie Cole – A Versatile, Adventurous Author

This summer I had the honor of working with a multi-talented and busy author of short stories, novellas and novels. Her name is Bobbie Cole and I met Bobbie through a mutual friend—another author, Diane Kratz, who I blogged about … Continue reading

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From Fan Fiction to Profiles of Murder

Several years ago I met an interesting writer online. There seemed to be an instant connection since we both liked cats—particularly black cats. More importantly, we were both struggling to find our niche in the ocean of new writers waiting … Continue reading

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Author Extraordinaire — James Osborne

Today I want to introduce a most interesting gentleman that I met because of this weekly blog I write. A couple of years ago I started getting comments from James Osborne with each and every blog. His comments were always … Continue reading

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UNFORESEEABLE CONSEQUENCES . . . It’s Here!

 *****A NEW SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGY***** Announcing the Release of Every action in life, random or not, produces a result—a consequence. Some are predictable while others are unexpected. The unforeseeable ones are the most interesting and those make a story come … Continue reading

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