The setting for my soon-to-be-released novel, The Ravine, is my Tulsa neighborhood! (This is the first book of The Black… Read more My Neighborhood – A Setting
Who knows where story ideas come from? Most writers, including me, get their inspiration from many places: songs, pictures,… Read more Ravines, Black Dogs and Inspiration
(This is the third and final installation of this short-short story.) Jessie pushed on for a few more yards, then… Read more The Boxcar Revisited – Conclusion
Part 2 — On top of everything, she’d fallen for the pitch of a scam artist, investing her hard earned… Read more The Boxcar – Revisited, Part 2
Here’s a short story I wrote recently. Remember the books about The Boxcar Children? Imagine what they might all be… Read more The Boxcar – Revisited, Part 1
Our relationship with them bring smiles, tears, joy, pain, regret. That relationship may well be the most influential of our life, shaping us from birth to adulthood and sometimes beyond. And there were probably days when, as a teenager, we wished our mother was some one else.
Only two days to go until the Hint Fiction workshop I’ll be teaching at Enid Public Library with Peggy Chambers.… Read more Hinting at … Fiction
Woohoo – the cover for my next book, Beehives is in! I hope you find this cover photograph as mysterious as… Read more Cover Reveal and Giveaway Winners!
I think I’ve been a writer most of my life. It is second nature to me. In many ways, I’m… Read more What a Writer Needs – and Something FREE to Read
(The Conclusion of a 6-part story) How had things gotten so messed up? I went to the refrigerator and poured… Read more Years Without Sleep — Part 6