Tag Archives: fiction

New Chapter

Readers; Some of you who have hung around this blog for some time will know that I started a couple of new novels early in 2017 and then just dropped them altogether.  That’s not an unusual thing for writers.  CS … Continue reading

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Laugh Out Loud Joy

Here is another one of the positive reviews of my novel Overtime: A Basketball Parable.   Overtime: A Basketball Parable is engrossing to read and rewarding to ponder. On the surface this is a simple story about a high school … Continue reading

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Writing Overtime

Here is an interview discussing the writing of Overtime: A Basketball Parable.  You can get the book for free on Amazon.com until Monday by clicking here.   How did Overtime come to be written? I really did not have it … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway

    Amazon is letting my last novel go for free from now until Monday.  You ought to click here and download the thing for free.  It’s a story about a high-school basketball coach, but it isn’t really a sports … Continue reading

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Mid-day Post, October 23, 2017

            That night as he pondered his decision sleep would not come. He knew that there would be repercussions either way.  If she said no, word of that would get out.  Not that she would … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Prayer for Rain

Here is Andrew Spradling’s  thoughtful and well deserved review of Joseph Bird’s novel, A Prayer For Rain. Joseph Bird‘s forte as a writer is in portraying inner struggle. The likeable protagonist in A Prayer for Rain, Trevor Larson, has his dreams … Continue reading

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    I didn’t think I’d be able to stay here after John died.  I thought I’d be scared at every noise I heard.  Every creak of old board in the heat or in the wind.  I thought I’d tough … Continue reading

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Reading As Hearing

    I wrote yesterday about Eudora Welty’s confession that every sentence she ever read she heard.  Even in her silent reading, the words sounded  in her mind as she scanned the page.  She assumed that all readers and writers … Continue reading

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Eudora Welty: Advice for Writers

  I have had the book for a long time.  Read it for the first time many years ago and picked it up again just the other night.  I remembered one or two bright and poignant scenes from my first … Continue reading

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A Morning Ride

  Our autumns here are shot through with summer days, days that, if they had come in June, would crowd the parks with moms, dads and little ones and the rivers with high-school and college students with their kayaks and … Continue reading

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