Never was that more true than during the pandemic. Dutifully following “stay-at-home” orders last year proved super-productive for my writing. I published a new novel in May 2020, Ragtime Dudes Meet a Paris Flapper. Another new novel, Ragtime Dudes at the World’s Fair, was released in January 2021. I also finished a solid draft of a novel I hope to see published in 2022. Whew!
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I chose creative writing as a profession right out of college, but after being a broke poet for a decade, I entered a 20-year career directing the design of medical software and helped produce two of the preeminent practice management and electronic health records systems. Along the way I became an expert in the field and wrote two college textbooks. One became a national bestseller. I left the software company, became a full-time author, and wrote six more textbooks. Four of those became bestsellers.
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Between textbooks, I turned my attention back to creative writing. I began working on stage plays and then my first published novel, Lancelot’s Grail. Since, I have written five more novels and a biography. Two of the novels won literary awards. A sixth novel is in development, and a seventh is underway.
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I was writing poetry even before college and have had nearly 300 poems published in literary journals and chapbooks; plus five volumes of my collected poems. Currently, I am a regular contributor to Ann Arbor Review: International Journal of Poetry (AAR.) Poems published in recent issues can be read on the AAR poetry page of this site, or on the AAR website.
Ragtime Dudes at the World’s Fair is my twenty-sixth full-length book to be published. How did I go from poetry to computer programming, from textbooks to novels? For me balancing the left-brain / right-brain is not that difficult. I find all of it a swim in the creative flow.
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Skating on Skim Ice
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Author at the 2020 Sunshine State Book Festival
Meet me at the following events:
In-person lecture and reading
October 3, 2021
Millhopper Branch Library
3145 NW 43rd Street
The 2022 Sunshine State Book Festival
January 29, 2022
Ragtime Dudes Meet a Paris Flapper
Ragtime is old hat, WWI is over, and the Roaring Twenties are underway. A Paris flapper, a shell-shocked war veteran, and three ragtime dudes face new challenges with warmth and humor. Learn more...
Another Royal Palm Literary Award Winner
Ragtime Dudes at the World’s Fair – new novel
The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair was the largest ever held, showcasing the latest inventions and world-class art. And our three dudes from New York are right in the thick of it.
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Tracing King Arthur – new nonfiction
Following the trail of places in Britain the historical figure King Arthur lived, fought, and died, we encounter some interesting people and theories along the journey.
Like most authors, I enjoy reading as well as writing. My interests span a variety of genres. I belong to a local book club through which I've read books I would not have discovered otherwise. I am also a member of Goodreads, and you can follow me there. Here are covers of the last forty books I've read. Note: clicking any of these sends you to my review of the book on the Goodreads site. Use your browser back button to return to this page.