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Available for Pre-Order

Dread Tribunal of Last Resort (Five Star/Cengage) is now available for pre-order at both Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. Decker Brown is a proud young Virginian, educated in Boston, with plans to manufacture illuminations (fireworks) and raise a family. He … Continue reading

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Available for Pre-order

Sins in Blue is available for pre-order at Amazon.com. A young man on a mission. An aging musician with a dream. Society perched over a racial divide. It’s the 1960s, and nothing reflects the cultural revolution more than music. When Kennedy … Continue reading

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Coming in 2020

For those of you who follow my writing, 2020 will be an interesting year. Two new books are coming from two different publishing houses. First up is Sins in Blue (May 2020, Black Rose Writing). Young Kennedy Barnes pins his … Continue reading

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Coming This Spring: Sins in Blue

I’m pleased to preview the cover for Sins in Blue, a historical novel about a Depression-era blues guitarist. The book will be available in both hardback and softback editions from Black Rose Writing. Here’s some back cover text to give you … Continue reading

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My Parents, the Enablers

Tracing the roots of my love affair with books, I come back to my mother and father. Let me tell you about some of their tricks. Those of you with children have surely had this shopping experience: “Mom, will you … Continue reading

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Binging as a Child

Tracing the gateway drugs to my reading addiction, I give a nod to classic series chapter books written for young readers. I’m going to mention three series that I devoured. Two of them were mysteries (it’s a wonder I didn’t … Continue reading

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Classics Illustrated

Albert Kanter was a traveling salesman, born in Russia, who emigrated to the United States in 1904. A lover of books, he had an interesting idea. He would abridge classic literature and print it in comic book form. His goal … Continue reading

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More Dry Ink

I’m pleased to announce that my novel, Sins in Blue, will be published next year by Black Rose Writing. The novel concerns a Depression-era bluesman and his friendship with a would-be teenage music manager in the late 60s. A little bit of … Continue reading

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Little Golden Books

One of my earliest memories involved taking the obligatory afternoon nap. I never went voluntarily, but then, three-year-olds have to do what they’re told. Mom always sweetened the deal a little by putting me to bed with a handful of … Continue reading

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The Ink is Dry

I finally signed a contract with Five Star Publishing for my Civil War novel, Dread Tribunal of Last Resort. The novel will be released in hardback next July (2020). The story allowed me to focus on two obsessions at once–the American Civil … Continue reading

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