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Popping Up for Air after Twenty Chapters

I feel like an old, WWII submarine popping to the surface to get fresh air. I’ve been head down working on my next book for several weeks. After twenty chapters, I’m taking a break to post. I’ve had other post ideas, newsletter ideas and a todo list for the website struggling for attention like baby …

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Comment on Running Through the Field

I’d love your comments on the flash fiction in the latest newsletter. Running Through the Field was inspired by an article in Writer’s Digest about writing horror as a short story. Since I’m drafting a novel set in ancient Israel, the horror vibe combined with that setting. Comment below and tell me what you thought …

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Next Issue of the Newsletter in the Works

I cranked out a new flash fiction story today. I will be publishing the next issue of the newsletter this week or next. I’m excited about the flash fiction piece. I decided to do something historical from the point of view of a child. I’ll be interested in reactions. Don’t miss it. Subscribe now. My …

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Current Projects

Growing Up Ozark Poor

Phase: Complete, seeking an agent


Growing Up Ozark Poor follows the adventures of six-year-old Jimmy Miller as he faces temptations, poverty and disasters as part of a large family living deep in the Ozark Mountains at the end of the Great Depression. Events challenge Jimmy to decide what he will do, whom he will love and what he believes is right. This historical novel, imagined from stories my father told, is targeted at the adult market.

Next Novel


“Warrior” is the project name for a biblical fiction book about an ancient Israelite soldier in the early Iron Age. Outlining is complete and I’m hammering out the first draft. I’m frustrated because I love the story and want to write faster.


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