With the holidays approaching, folks begin thinking about ideas for the special people on their Christmas lists. If your shopping list includes one or more mystery readers, why not consider giving them a copy of my new release, DEAD LEGENDS: On the Heels of the Earl? For 1950s St. Louis Private Eye Randal Murphy it’s… Continue reading Christmas Shopping?
Well, the cool, crisp mornings and nights of fall have finally arrived. And for those folks who like to enjoy those special times by curling up on the couch with a hot cup of coffee or fine glass of wine and a good book, I have great news. Although, unlike the leaves on the trees,… Continue reading GOOD NEWS!
While living in Colorado, I recognized that folks wearing cowboy hats were as common a sight as mountains, twenty-one speed bicycles, Merrills, and Subarus. After all, the Centennial State was an influential part of the USA’s western heritage, a legacy that influenced me as well. Broad-brimmed hats became a routine part of my outdoor attire.… Continue reading COWBOY HAIRSPRAY
It’s been a while since I last posted. Funny how life, and all the ups and downs that may accompany it, sometimes interferes with the creative fun. My apologies for my neglect. This week’s post is based on a personal experience, one that I will always look back on and smile. Hope you enjoy. Thanks… Continue reading GRANDPAS’ SMILES
In keeping with last New Year’s blog post format, I composed another short poem––a rhyme of encouragement and my wish for everyone to enjoy a prosperous New Year. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. 2020 We’re nearing New Year’s Eve and it’s hard to believe That we’re about to enter another decade Another ten years gone… Continue reading 2020
For the past two years my Christmas blogs have featured a yuletide poem. Rather than break a tradition, I sat down in rhyming mode and composed another. Being a pantser kind of writer, I established several lines that allowed a few characters to emerge, and they took over from there. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.… Continue reading A Christmas Memory
Last week, my blog post featured Part One of CHAOS, a western tale set in the late 1800s. The once-prosperous mining town called Chaos had been renamed Wildflower in an attempt to revamp the town’s image but not the corruption that ruled it. When Part One closed, weathered cowboy, Sam Thornby, had befriended Charlie De… Continue reading CHAOS Part II
This week’s blog post features one of my short story efforts that dabbles in Western Fiction. The tale is a two-parter staged in the late 1800s Arizona mining region. A portion of my inner being has always been a cowboy, so I had fun writing the story. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by. CHAOS Spurs clinked… Continue reading CHAOS
This past week marked the beginning of the winter holiday season. For many folks, this time of year is a busy, often hectic period. But the holidays also represent a time to pause and reflect upon both the past and the present, as well as the future. A time to think about our lives and… Continue reading THANKSGIVING
This week’s blog post features another poem that meshed with a tune inside my creative mind. The first verse came to me quickly. An overall theme followed, along with a challenge to see how far I could carry that theme while utilizing Colorado in the first line of each verse and words that rhymed with… Continue reading Without You