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The Woman Changes Her Mind

What follows is a snippet from my novel in progress, The Secret of Hill Grove.  To make sense of this you have to know that the thought in these paragraphs is that of Rachel Thompson, the protagonist of the book.  … Continue reading

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A Promise of Riches

More from the novel in progress – The Secret of Maple Grove.   “When we were ripping out the old lath in the library upstairs, right there to the left of the fireplace, we found a wall behind the wall. … Continue reading

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Readers; Here is another snippet from the forthcoming novel, The Secret of Hill Grove.  This bit concerns our girl Rachel Thompson, right after she has an upsetting conversation with a guy from her past, David Dunnigan.  If you want to … Continue reading

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Facing David Dunnigan

Readers;  Here is a little more from the novel in progress.  To give you some context, “Rachel” below is Rachel Thompson, the main character in the book.  She is contemplating buying an old mansion in the little town where she … Continue reading

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life above the common

Originally posted on Joseph E Bird:
Mohler House, St. Albans, WV, 1911 Life above the common. I really like that phrase.  I stole it from Larry Ellis.  It’s the theme of his novel-in-progress about Rachel, a young woman, who, upon…

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More From The Book

Here’s a little more on the background of Rachel Thompson, the main character of the book.  Ed. Rachel stood by the tall windows looking out onto the river in the late twilight. On this winter evening the river would remain … Continue reading

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More From The Book

Here’s a little more on the background of Rachel Thompson, the main character of the book.  Ed. Rachel stood by the tall windows looking out onto the river in the late twilight.   On this winter evening the river would … Continue reading

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Newport News 1913

Readers;  Here is the latest bit of work on the novel in progress.  I have introduced a character by the name of WK Vanderbilt.  He was a real guy and really did most of the stuff that I attribute to … Continue reading

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Isaac Martin Meets W. K. Vanderbilt

Readers;  Here is another bit from the novel in progress.  This is a bit of the back story that takes place in the early part of the 20th century, before WWI.         Isaac Martin’s timber was dragged … Continue reading

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Isaac Martin Meets W.K. Vanderbilt

Readers;  Here is another bit from the novel in progress.  This is a bit of the back story that takes place in the early part of the 20th century, before WWI.             Isaac Martin’s timber … Continue reading

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