Why?

Why? Remember as a kid, you would ask your parents why they did something and they would try to explain? Finally, they would get sick and tired of all the questions and say, "Because, kid. There is no why, it just is." That's how it is with my writing. I don't know why I do... Continue Reading →

Big Year

Last night was the Winter Solstice. The shortest day of the year or the longest night of the year depending on your perspective. It’s an interesting thing from an astrological point of view as well as a philosophical one. It can get a person to thinking… One year. A lot can happen in one year.... Continue Reading →

One Chapter

When Grandma Rose invited me over for dinner, I readily accepted. Cooking on The Gypsy was limited and I was getting tired of sandwiches. When I walked in the door I was greeted by the smell of freshly baked bread. “Yum! Something smells good!” I said as I gave Grandma Rose a hug. “I made... Continue Reading →

Boy Scout Motto

  I looked at my hands. They were covered in blood and trembling. How many times had I been forced to cross the bridge with a gun held to my head? I had lost count. My Dad used to say, “Whatever you do, don’t let them get you into a car. Make them kill you... Continue Reading →

Advanced Chemistry

I published my first book. It is a "cozy mystery" that is very loosely based on my life.  Don't worry, old friends.  I made up most of the juicy stuff. Most of it. Not all of it! Someone had to die and I didn't have the heart to kill any of my real friends so... Continue Reading →

Split Personality

I almost changed the name of my blog today. I read recently that if you are going to be a writer- you have to take yourself seriously and treat yourself like a writer. Huh? The idea being, that if you are going to take the time to write a story, you should have the balls... Continue Reading →

Just write the book.

Last year I attended my first writers workshop. I went to the Writers Police Academy in Green Bay, WI. I went for a number of reasons.  Initially, I signed up because I wanted to see Craig Johnson (author of the Longmire series) in person and listen to his keynote speech.  Then I decided to attend... Continue Reading →

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