Showing posts with label guest author. Show all posts
Showing posts with label guest author. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Kendra Spark Sparkles ~ Interview with Story-star of Unorthodox

S. Peters-Davis here, author of Unorthodox, A Kendra Spark Novel. 😀 Hello, Billy, and to everyone visiting “Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.” Thanks so much for hosting us today; we deeply appreciate your support.

I thought of a few new interview questions for Kendra Spark, the main story-star of Unorthodox, and thank you for the opportunity you’ve given me to share them; )

SPD – Settle in, Kendra, this should be painless. *giggles* Tell us about your relationship with Jenna Powers.

Kendra – Jenna and I grew up together; she lived on the same block, just around the corner from my childhood home. Even though she was a year older than I, we spent most of our time together, like sisters.

She was my go-to person when things got rough for me with bullies, and believe me, the number of those seemed to grow every school year. My ability to see and communicate with ghosts was something scoffed at by most people. It took me a while before I realized that gemstone of wisdom. Even though I seldom shared anything about spirits with Jenna (because she was horrified to know they existed), she always protected and supported me whenever I became a target.

SPD – So, you and Jenna ended up at the same college, and you roomed together. How did that work out?

Kendra – At the time we attended college, I thought everything was great between us. Then she left for out east to pursue a career with the FBI. During the time she and I worked together in D.C., I found out why she’d really left college and why it took her three years to contact me. It turned into a big shocker, one I’m still wrapping my brain around, and it’s all explained in our story.

SPD – Tell us about Derek Knight. I’ve heard he’s one hunk of a dreamboat.

Kendra – Yep, you heard right. Derek’s buff physic screams superhero, but his heart whispers of a deeper side to him. He portrays an honorable fairness and holds truth as the strength of his convictions. *her eyes stare out as a smile spreads across her lips*

SPD – Sounds like you think highly of him…is there a relationship between you two? *I wiggle my brows*

Kendra – At this point, *she sighs* it feels like a giant impossibility, I live in Michigan and he resides outside of D.C. He’s always facing dangerous situations…and, well…I’m not. Sort of like salt and sugar…oil and water…lava and ice, we’re really nothing alike. *she sighs again* Yea, very different lifestyles.

SPD – What do you foresee in the near future?

Kendra – I’m in for another case, working as an FBI consultant. There are some supernatural entities that require stabilizing. Plus, I have another series to crank out for my new publisher; ) Grandma Ellie told me, ‘everything will shake out as it should,’ so I’m holding to that. *she nods and smiles*

SPD – Well, that’s a wrap. Billy, thank you again for having us here today; your place is amazing: )

Hope you all enjoy Kendra’s story…and her exceptional ability. 😀

Buy Link: Amazon

Monday, October 10, 2016

Top Ten Halloween Themed Films

Hi all, my name is Melvin Rivers. I’m the author of a horror book on called “Haven of Evil.” Well, I’m not here to pitch my book, but rather discuss movies that influenced my writing. As a huge fan of horror movies, books and of course Halloween. I took the liberty to list my all-time favorite horror films centered around Halloween.

  • 10. Halloween 3: Season of the Witch (1982)

When I first saw this movie, I was a bit disappointment. I expected the crazed masked killer, Michael Myers to be in it. But after watching this movie many years later, I found a new level of respect for it. The movie is during the Halloween season, and a doctor must find a way to stop evil Halloween masks from causing deadly circumstances.

Teenagers decide to party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. Demonic spirits awakens, and turn the party into Hell on earth.

VHS tape is found which features various sinister murders performed by an evil clown.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jen Swann Downey’s Top Ten List of Things That Inspired Her to Write THE NINJA LIBRARIANS

  1. A desire to keep my family in butter and heat.
  2. My love of libraries – With all my soul, I have loved libraries since I remember loving anything. As a kid, libraries seemed like magic palaces of possibility. The shelves seemed to hold rows and rows of moveable worlds, each one fronted by a door in the shape of a book cover. All you had to do was swing it open and walk inside. And voila! Imaginary people and situations and places and choices. Those childhood books made it clear that I had choices about what kind of person I wanted to be, how I could live, what might count as “normal” or “good”. Libraries have to rate as one of our most beautiful human inventions, especially public ones.
  3. My love for Librarians - As a book-loving child, I regarded librarians with a strange kind of awe (and our local library as a sort of magical palace, stuffed with a dragon’s hoard worth of riches). Librarians were the keepers of all this treasure, and as such, mysterious and powerful custodians. There always seemed to be more to them than met the eye! Something secret and well-intended and unadvertised. Something underestimated, devoted, and heroic. My opinion didn’t change as an adult, as I began to understand that literacy, information and literature often occupied contested territory! It was easy and fun to imagine librarians – professional book protectors, literacy encouragers, and privacy champions -- as literal warriors, with swords as well as shortish pencils in their arsenals.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

5 Fun Facts About After The Summerland

Hello Coffee Addicted Writer readers! I’m Patricia Proctor, author of the Witches of Spring Hill series. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share with you a little about my first book in the series, After the Summerland. It’s a paranormal coming of age story about teen triplets that discover the purpose of their existence, explore new powers, new relationships, and overcome family secrets, all while becoming stronger witches. Here are some facts about my book that not many people know...

5 Facts about My Book That Might Surprise You

1. The idea for the book came from a dream I had about three teens that discover they are the reincarnation of witches. I didn’t know what else was going to happen until I sat down to write, but the main idea came straight out of my dreams. So write down those dreams as soon as you wake up— you never know what will come of them!

2. When I initially brainstormed about this story, the Alexander triplets were all going to be girls. Then I decided it would be more interesting to throw a male witch into the mix, and voila! Kaiden was created. I think adding the male perspective gave all the characters a little more depth. It created a brother/sister relationship that added an interesting dynamic between the characters. It also gave me the chance to introduce a female witch opposite him that he could fall for!

3. Although there isn’t actually a Spring Hill, North Carolina, much of the scenery and the idea of the town is based on small towns I’ve visited when I lived in North Carolina. I lived in Greensboro, NC for three years and had the wonderful opportunity to explore the state a great deal. I was charmed by the history in the small towns, enthralled with the forests and parks, and inspired by the mountains and the ocean. And since I had my dream while I lived there, it made perfect sense for me to create Spring Hill, North Carolina as the setting for my first book.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The 5 Benefits of Green Tea That You Didn`t Know About

Tea is a beverage that is valued and consumed worldwide. It is one of the most inexpensive drinks to consume with chemical benefits that protect your immune system. The research that has been conducted on green tea has proven that it will significantly improve your health by offering anti-inflammatory/antioxidant properties while also protecting your body from harmful viruses.

Mouth and Teeth Health

Green tea contains a natural fluoride that helps to kill bacteria resulting from tooth decay and gum disease. By consuming more than one cup of tea per day you can decrease your risk of oral decay with the help of catechins and polyphenol properties.

Strong Bones

By consuming the beverage often you can decrease your risk of suffering from a bone fracture. Tea helps to diminish bone loss. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components suppress deterioration and increase the amount of cells that help to build strong bones.

Managing your Weight

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Top 4 Book To Film Christmas Movies

Now that Christmas is knocking on our door, most of us are going to be taking well-deserved time off from work to celebrate and relax after a long year. One of the main forms of family entertainment this time year is watching the Christmas movies played constantly on cable. However, there are some who enjoy falling in love with the books as well as watching the movies, and this list is for you.

Adapting books into films has been around as long as the film industry has existed, and chances are many of your favorite films have been adapted from a book, novella, short story, or other written work. As it turns out, Christmas films aren’t an exception from this rule. Many Christmas classics were first told in the written form, and below are some of the familiar Christmas works that first began on the pages of a book:

A Christmas Story

This film has become such a beloved classic that during a 2002 24-hour marathon of the film on TNT, a sixth of the country tuned in. The number has only grown since then after the film switched over to TBS, and the annual tradition of 24 hour marathons beginning on Christmas Eve continues today.

The 1983 classic began as a series of short stories that appeared in the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd. From these short stories, which were inspired by his childhood, came one of America’s favorite Christmas films. A Christmas Story has become such a part of American culture that all someone needs to say is “You’ll shoot your eye out!” or “Fra-JEE-lay, must be Italian” and we will all know exactly what they’re referencing.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Who was the most Influential British Author?

November 22nd 2013 will mark 50 years since the death of influential British novelist C S Lewis, author of the Chronicles of Narnia series.  But the UK has seen its fair share of influential authors, from J K Rowling to Roald Dahl.  Here are just a few of the authors who have shaped the way we read in the UK.

J K Rowling
Joanne Rowling’s Harry Potter books have to date generated more than £237 million in revenue, but this famous author began writing as an unemployed single mum in 1995, when she wrote the first Harry Potter book, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.’  Telling the story of a young boy wizard and his magical escapades, the book was initially rejected by several publishers until it was snapped up by London publishing house Bloomsbury in 1996.  Original print copies of the book are now worth around £25,000, and the novel went on to win the British Book Award for Children’s Book of the Year.  Rowling quickly followed this up with a sequel, ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ in 1998, with a third novel in 1999. In 2000, the 4th book, ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ broke sales records in the UK with around 373,000 copies being sold on its release day.  In total there are 7 Harry Potter books, which have been translated into 65 languages, and J K Rowling is often credited with sparking an interest in reading for children who may otherwise have turned to TV or computer games. Today, J K Rowling is working on her next piece of children’s fiction and also recently released ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Five Tips for Succeeding as a Franchise Owner

Many individuals would like to own a business but don’t know what they would do or how to do it. One of the great benefits of owning a franchise is that much of that leg work has already been done for you. The franchisor has already put a lot of effort into figuring out a great business plan, streamlining business practices, and designing a franchise training program.

At the same time, when you buy a franchise, it is still your business. The success or failure of the business will be due, in large part, to your business skills. Following are five tips for succeeding as a franchise owner:

Find the right business for you.

Know your industry.

Remember that it is your business.

Put effort into your own marketing. Stick with the franchise method of business

Choose the Right Business

Thursday, October 3, 2013

It's All Been Done? by Melissa MacVicar

Does anyone else remember this song? Back in 1998, the Barenaked Ladies released it as the follow up to their wildly popular hit One Week. Sometimes, when I’m trying to think up an original idea for a plot or a character or even a little bit of description, this song starts running through my head. And when I think about coming up with new ways to depict haunting and horror in my novels, this song seems even more apropos. Has it really all been done? Truly, coming up with creepy new things for my ghosts and spirits to do is a serious struggle. I’m sure the rest of you horror-type writers will agree.

One of the things my editor charged me with during edits on EVER NEAR was creating some unique things for my ghosts to do. She wanted me to push myself to make my ghost characters one-of-a-kind and horrid in their own very special ghostly ways. After all, ghosts are one of those things that may in fact have all been done before.

So what was a ghost writer like me to do? (ha, did you catch that play on words) Well, I took to my e-reader and downloaded a boatload of books—ones with ghosts that were currently chilling the hearts of readers everywhere. Of course, this wasn’t so I could copy them; I was looking for original ideas after all. No, this was to get my own creative juices flowing, and I am happy to say it worked. I was able to imagine some gloriously new effects for the ghosts in my novel.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Guest Post with author Linda Juliano

Creating a Snappy Title & Character Names

The title of a book is intrinsically important. As a reader, I can tell you the title alone has a great deal of influence over whether I take the next step and read the book flap or put it back on the shelf (or click to view the next e-book). Knowing this to be true about myself, I’m sure there are plenty of other readers who find the title to hold equal importance. So as a writer, I work hard to give my novels a title that will (I hope) capture a potential reader’s interest enough to take them past the cover and into the story.

A title has to be well thought out and connected to the story-line in some clever (if not obvious) way. In the case of “Cadence Beach”, the location plays a large role in the story, so the title was appropriate. But as easy as creating a title for this particular book was, it’s rarely that smooth and simple.

I have an odd process of creating my stories; I tend to begin with a title. For me, the title coaxes the story from my imagination. It’s not easy to explain, but I begin with a snapshot of a story idea, follow it with a preliminary title then sit back and let the story flow from there. It actually works for me, as strange as it may sound. I don’t always stick with the original title, but whatever title I choose, it’s with the intent of capturing a potential reader’s curiosity right away while offering some sense of what the story is about.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Guest post with author Monique Domovitch

Today we have Monique Domovitch as a guest blogger to our site. She is having an exciting 99cent promotion for her books, Scorpio Rising and The Sting of the Scorpio and is also doing a mega giveaway on her blog. Go check it out to win gift certificates to Amazon and free books!

Deciding to become a writer was a natural extension of falling in love. 

People often ask me what attracted me to the life of a writer, and I have to say it was a natural extension of falling in love…with books, which I have been for as long as I can remember.

I remember my mother taking me to the public library when I was as young as four years old. That was when she introduced me to Madeline, the little schoolgirl. As teenager, I discovered Nancy Drew and Cherry Ames, and then Harlequin books. And then I really fell in love for the first time. I was in England where my friends introduced me to a book by Wilbur Smith.

I think I hadn't read ten pages of his book--can't remember the title anymore--when I knew this was it. I could spend the rest of my life in bed with this writer's books.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Guest Post with author DV BeRkom

Top 10 Kick-A** Women in Movies

by DV BeRkom

I love to watch strong female characters in movies and read about them in books. When I was growing up, I read spy novels and watched a lot of James Bond movies. The Bond women were stunning but one-dimensional. I wanted to be the female equivalent of James Bond. I searched, but couldn't find much in the way of this kind of female character, so I contented myself with made-up stories of women pirates and spies. Fast-forward to 2012. Everywhere you look, there are more and more strong, capable and kick-a** women.

I am so stoked.

Guest Post with author M. Anthony Phillps

How to pick the right topics and audience


M. Anthony Phillips

I’m a new novelist with three books under my belt. Picking a subject to write about to me has to not only be something that is passionate to you, but also is marketable in an ever changing audience. My genre of choice is fiction because I love a great story. When I was a kid I used to stay up late at night with my father watching old movies. The experience stayed with me, not just because it helped shape who I am, but also because it gave my father and I a chance to bond.

I guess you can say every fictional story has an audience, but if you’re just doing a story just because a particular genre is the latest thing, and you’re not really passionate about the story, then it could come off as not being believable. What defines you as a person? What cartoons, or movies did you watch as a child? Do you find yourself saying “That would make a great story?” 

It’s okay to jump in on the latest thing—children’s books are very popular, so if you do, become educated—buy a book and read it to your kids to see their reaction. If it doesn’t warm your heart, then maybe it’s not the one. Picking the genre you want to become a genuine author in is the easy part. The hard part is finding a core audience and how to market them.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Guest Post with author Marie Bilodeau

I knew this blog tour was worthwhile when it made me discover this blog. Seriously. I *love* caffeine.  I *love* writing.  And now, I *love* this blog.

So, to make it fitting, I thought I would disclaim, nay, confess, how caffeine supported me in writing Destiny’s Fall.

Destiny’s Fall is the second in a series.  Its prequel did well and won some awards (yay!) and got nice reviews (double yay!), and I hadn’t intended to write a sequel (um, yay?)  But I was glad to do so, and find all of my old friends again, even though they hated me for what I put them through in book one.  Whatever – they don’t get a vote.

I started writing Destiny’s Fall in the not-yet-decent hours of morning, enjoying a lovely cup of hazelnut coffee as I collapsed spaceports, tore families apart and collided galaxies.  The coffee did its best, but winter set in.  I live in Canada’s capital city, which is nested in a valley.  It gets cold, and it gets so humid ice forms in your marrow.  I’d sit at my little coffee shop in the mornings and shiver as I drank my coffee, but it was no longer enough.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Guest Post with author Rebecca Lee Smith

Some writers possess that effortless gift for weaving story lines, themes, and character studies together in just the right way, until a plot emerges fully developed. Like magic. Some writers can do this without breaking a sweat.

For me, plotting a novel is like pulling teeth, only not nearly so pleasant. When I have a tooth extracted, a good dentist (unless he’s Dr. Scrivello from Little Shop of Horrors) will shoot me full of Novocain to ease the pain. No one shows up with a feel-good hypodermic when I’m stuck in the weeds with great people, a wonderful setting, and no plot. Plotting is a tricky business when you’re writing a mystery. The suspects must have a reason for the reader to suspect them, the clues must be legitimate, red herrings must be planted to keep the reader guessing, and it all has to make sense in the end. Throw a believable romance into the mix, where the hero and heroine have internal and external conflicts they must resolve while falling in love, staying alive, and solving a crime, and you have a bloody nightmare. Or, at the least, a fairly intense six months of pounding your head against the keyboard.

Developing a plot is not easy for a writer (me!) who is a hybrid, that weird combination of a plotter and a pantser. I’m never fully satisfied with either approach. Part of me longs to make neat color coded charts and graphs instead of a shuffling through a pile of notes scribbled on scraps of paper. The other part wishes I could sit in front of the computer screen and let my imagination soar by the seat of its pants from beginning to end. But that, of course, would take forever, so I end up doing an odd combination of both.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Guest Post - Comparing The Myths And Facts Of The Human Soul

Whether you believe in an afterlife or not, here are five myths and facts about the human soul that will certainly make you stop and think.

1. Part Of A Whole

Myth- Whether a person believes in a God, the big bang theory or mythology it is believed that every soul is only a small part of the whole from one “supreme “source. As the soul matures it develops its own self-identity (the ego) and forgets about the “source” from which it was created.

Fact- Scientifically speaking, every human being is a part of a whole through childbirth. For any living thing to reproduce, a part of the original whether it is plant, animal or human must be used. Mathematically that makes it a fraction or piece of the whole and genetics will always link the new part through DNA to the original being.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Guest Post & Giveaway with author Kristine Cayne

Hello Everyone! I’m excited to be here today at the Coffee Addicted Writer’s blog. I have the pleasure of sharing with you and interview I did with Rémi Whitedeer and Alyssa Morgan, the hero and heroine of Deadly Addiction, the latest book in my Deadly Vices romantic suspense series. Rémi and Alyssa were unusually candid in responding to my questions, and I think you will enjoy this unique view into their world. 
KC: What is your guilty pleasure?

Rémi: Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” – “Let you put your hands on me in my skin-tight jeans” – I can’t stop singing it!

Alyssa: [laughs] I love the Sang-Froid sloches from the dépanneur. 
Rémi: That’s cause you’re ice-cold, baby.

Alyssa: Stop! Now I’m thinking about Vanilla Ice.

Rémi: [singing] Ice, ice baby. All right stop, collaborate and listen!

Alyssa: [covers ears] Please, I beg you.

KC: If this book was made into a movie, who would play you?

Rémi: I don’t know who’d play me, but Katherine Heigl could play Alyssa.

Alyssa: You really think so? I’m flattered. As for you, Adam Beach, back when he was in Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale
KC: What movie title best describes your sex life?

Rémi: Goin’ South [winks]

Alyssa: Goldfinger [laughs]

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Guest Post with author K. Reed

Any topic I want? Cool. Let’s talk Regency.

The Regency era has been romanticized. How could it not be with their need for grand balls and beautiful gowns all in order to make the proper match? Chaperones closely observed their charges as they walked along the promenade in their best day gowns. Curricle rides and handsome rakes sped through small hamlets. It was where society ruled, and rules ruled society.

But what happens when the world you know changes dramatically?

I want to thank Billy for hosting me today and allowing me to introduce you to the world I created in Dark Inheritance: Fallen Empire.

Dark Inheritance inhabits a world where funeral pyres dot the countryside and a plague has decimated the populace. Those who are left suffer riots, starvation, and highwaymen in order to survive. As you can probably tell, Dark Inheritance is an alternate history Regency romance.
Grayson, Baron Harwich, has lost his family but has managed to retain a semblance of order on his estate and the village he’s absorbed into it. The England he once knew has changed—it’s become feral. To guard against it, he’s forced to build a barricade around his land and assign sentries to protect his home soil. An action he never envisioned he’d need to take against Englishmen.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Guest Post with author Peter Brandt

What an exciting topic and thank you for inviting me…I am addicted to both coffee and writing so I should fit right in.

To say that creating real characters is the most important thing in a story would be an understatement. Books are about people and we need them to be real, even if they are not. Your characters drive the story and in the end, are the people who will make readers love your book.

What do I mean by that? Sara Maple is the lead in my newest novel "Maple Express." She became a real person in my mind long before I put her on the page. I started by giving her a complete backstory. I wrote up a list of her family, her likes, and dislikes, where she lived, her grades in school and so on. I left nothing to chance. By the time I wrote her into my story, Sara had become a young girl that both appealed to me and repulsed me. She loves her friends but treats them terrible when she doesn't get her own way. She can be sweet when she wants to be but acts like a spoiled brat and is a bully at times. Yet, she shows her compassion by working at the Alzheimer clinic as a volunteer. In the end, she has a mother and father, a best friend, and a boy she has a crush on, just like every other girl. As well, Sara suffers with the same insecurities we all face in life.

In Alan Watts 90 Day Novel Alan discusses how important it is to sit down and write extensively about your character. Your character needs a full life. This is necessary to bring your character into the real world because readers are good at identifying a fake character.

"No one would do that," or "no one would act like that," is a sure sign something went wrong during your character development. I once wrote a semi-biographical novel about things that actually happened to me while I was growing up. A publisher reviewed my book and sent a nice letter to me explaining that the writing was fine but that no real character would do that. My wife and I had a great chuckle over that. I agree my younger years were a little bizarre but the things I wrote about did actually happen.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Guest Post - The "Biography" of Lisa Herbert

The “Biography” of Lisa Herbert
by Robert Collins

Lisa Herbert is the main character of my novel “Lisa’s Way.” She’s a smart young woman trying to rebuild society. An event called the “Savage Rain” isolated her colony planet. She turns on her planet’s 
hyperspace gate and starts traveling.

That’s her story as it plays out in the novel. Lisa has another story. It’s how she came to be the main character of the novel. I hope you’ll find it an interesting story.

In the beginning a high school friend and I had the idea of casting ourselves as the heroes of a post-apocalyptic novel. We and our friends in school would be the actual characters. We’d gain cool powers, fight bad guys, and have adventures.

After high school I took over the idea, since I was the only one trying to be a writer. I decided to fictionalize the characters. I was even able to write a first draft of a novel. It wasn’t very good, and I never sent it out.

The basic idea of rebuilding society was still a good one. I tried to figure out how to turn what I had into a workable story. That’s when one of the group of characters emerged: Lisa Herbert. She was based on 
someone I knew, but as the story went through more drafts she took on a life of her own.

She was always an intelligent character. She quickly became a well-read one. She was always passionate about the cause of rebuilding. Early on it was because she’d had children. Later the idea of her children became something for her future, but the passion remained.

Lisa’s wits also changed the story. It had to be less about fighting to get her way and more about using her intelligence. She had to be smarter than her enemies, instead of stronger. She had to plan, reason, and use her knowledge to help people.

The novel turned into short stories, then back into a novel. As that was happening I began publishing travel booklets about the counties around where I live. The booklets had history in addition to listing the sights. Some of those counties were on the Santa Fe Trail. The Trail was a commerce route connecting the American frontier with Mexico (later, the Pacific Coast).

That research showed me how important trade was to developing the West. It also gave me an idea about Lisa’s story. Trade would be the way that she would try to rebuild society. Trade would allow her to 
travel. Her adventures would revolve around tying communities together by restoring trade routes (and by building new routes).

The final piece of the puzzle came when I decided to set her story in space in a more distant future, than on Earth in a closer future. I  wouldn’t have to try to figure out how real places might change. 
Instead I could make up colony worlds and place them where I wanted. I could also have the mystery of why Lisa’s region of space lost contact with Earth. With all the elements in place I wrote “Lisa’s Way” in the version that’s now available.

That is how Lisa Herbert came to be in this novel. It took fifteen years to go from that initial idea to finished novel. It took several more years to get published. It took a few more years for the contract to expire and to have it in the form it’s in now. I feel that in that time I was able to get Lisa written right. I hope that you’ll agree.

About the Author:

I've had three SF novels published: "Monitor," "Lisa's Way," and "Expert Assistance."  I've also had a coming of age novel published called "True Friends." I've had stories and articles appear in periodicals such as Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine; Tales of the Talisman; Space Westerns; Sorcerous Signals; 
Wild West; and Model Railroader. I've had two biographies published, one of "Bleeding Kansas" leader Jim Lane, and the other of a Kansas Civil War general. I've had six Kansas railroad books published by South Platte Press.


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