Monthly Blog Archives: February 2016

New Novel is Underway

Decided to throw caution to the wind, change genres, and rely on nothing but my (hopefully creative) imagination. The working title for my 4th novel is Angels Diner and subtitled Alexandra’s Song. I am collecting inspiration pics for my story on Pinterest. (see them here) In the following scene from Chapter One, Molly Sanders, the protagonist, is on the run. Her adventure takes her to the small town of Divinity Falls, PA, in the Allegheny Mountains, where she lands a job at Angels Diner and receives an invitation to live in the home of a mysterious elderly lady, Angelica Lopez. All about the […]

PFC Polk was that Good

Characters in stories must be believable. Even amazing superheroes have flaws and weaknesses. Case in point…Kryptonite and Lois Lane make Superman weak and stupid. So, when I decided to write a book about my childhood hero, I was determined to find the holes in his perfection. The star of Farewell PFC POLK is Charles F. Polk, Jr., my Uncle Buddy. He died when I was 7-years-old, which means that I have little recall of the actual man. Most of what I know about him was advanced by my family, the best PR firm ever. Did I want to risk knocking […]

10 Reasons You Should Read Farewell PFC POLK

Ten reasons to read my book. Now there’s a challenge. For me. Not you. Every author struggles with the question, “Who would want to read my book?” Then there’s that annoying inner voice that yells, “Nobody!” Ouch. My best friend recently declared my reader worthiness on Facebook. “He is one of the most Prolific Writers of the 21st Century. If you want a Great Read… Order all his Books.” Thanks, Kurt. Wish everybody felt that way. Most people have no interest in a book about the death of a loved one. Morbid. Sad. Depressing. I get it. “The hero of the […]

The Book I Had to Write

You see it all the time – the “must read” book. Sometimes that overused tagline turns out to be true. But as for me, my new novel, Farewell PFC POLK: The End of a Nightmare, was a “must write.” For just about as long as I can remember, Charlie Polk’s story has been in my head, and now that it’s on paper the saga is firmly entrenched in my heart and soul. Another common tagline is “based on a true story.” The only thing that separates Farewell PFC POLK from “the whole truth and nothing but the truth” is my […]

Select the Right Domain Name & Web Host

Welcome to the first installment of my series for self publishers – How to Improve the Professional Appearance of Your Author Website for FREE. Before we dive into the introductory lesson, I thought I would share a little bit about my background, at least, the part that qualifies me to share information related to self-publishing. I’ve been building websites and helping people with web related problems for years. Even longer, I have been a voiceover talent and have narrated numerous audio books, documentaries, and radio and TV commercials. So, producing and voicing my book trailers and building my author website […]

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