Never has that been 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 Sci-Fi novel I hope to see published in 2022. Whew!
Do to the pandemic I can’t do in-person readings or book tours, so I’m offering personalized, signed copies of any title delivered by mail anywhere in U.S. Click here to order a signed book.
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As 2020 started, I had a booth at the well-attended Sunshine State Book Festival. But for 2021, because of the ongoing pandemic, the festival had to switch from an in-person event to one on the web. The good thing about that change is that you can visit my booth from the safety and comfort of your home. And I hope you will.
My booth at the Sunshine State Book Festival includes a brief video I made for the festival. You can find my booth in the historical fiction section.
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
Video of author at library reading reveals the story behind the book title. Watch now...
Author at the 2020 Sunshine State Book Festival
Meet me at the following events:
The 2021 Sunshine State Book Festival
Jan. 30–June 30, 2021
Visit from the safety and comfort of home.
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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Atlantis, Atlantis – new novel
Earth’s axis has tilted. Monsoons no longer bring seasonal rains. The country’s leaders are divided as to what to do.
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.