Literary Humor

Sign of the times. 😦




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Do you love Mystery and Mayhem?

I haven’t participated in one of these for awhile, so be sure to check out this wonderful collection of Mysteries & Thrillers all available for only $0.99.

Stop by and pick up a bunch of new stories to enjoy, including The Twisted Road Ahead by yours truly.

0.99 Cent Mystery & Thriller Sale

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Book News & More!

Dear Readers

You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t been posting much in the way of new information on this Blog over the last month or so. That’s because I’ve been busy writing new material and submitting my work in competitions and/or for publication.

Unfortunately, that hasn’t left me with a whole lot of time to update this Blog. Hopefully, that will change very soon…in the meantime let me fill you in on what’s been happening.

BACOPA Literary Review | Writers Alliance of Gainesville

I wrote a short story and submitted it to the BACOPA Literary Review for consideration. This is the first time I’ve submitted anything to this prestigious, world-wide  annual publication. Hopefully I’ll hear back from them in June telling me my story was accepted. 🙂

Here is the 2018 issue of BACOPA


2019 Royal Palm Literary Awards

I entered three short stories (one new and two previously published) in this year’s Florida Writers Association – Royal Palm Literary Awards Competition. The winners will be announced at the Annual Banquet in October, but I should hear back from them on whether any of my entries were chosen as Semi-Finalists and Finalists long before then.

2019 Florida Writers Association Collection, Volume 11: Writers@Work

For the first time ever, I’ve submitted a brand new short story for possible publication in the 2019 Florida Writers Association Collection, Volume 11.

Each year, entrants write to a theme and sixty submissions are chosen for publication. A “Person of Renown” chooses ten stories for special recognition. This year’s Person of Renown is Micki Browning, winner of the 2018 FWA Royal Palm Literary Awards Published Book of the Year with her book, Beached.




Last, but not least…..

A Fool and His Money – The Rewrite!

I just finished the first draft of the complete rewrite of my 2014 novelette, A Fool and His Money.

The rewritten story is based on the original novelette, but the plot has been enhanced and expanded to double the word/page count of the original. I’ve expanded the dialog, enhanced the story line, filled in parts of the story that needed filling, and wrote an entirely new ending.

The final product will be released under a new title and will have a beautiful newly designed cover.

Thanks for following my Blog. Please stay tuned for more.

Happy Reading My Friends!

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Literary Humor

Write on, Snoopy! 🙂

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Four Out of Five is Great, and Three Stars Isn’t bad.

Thought I’d share a great little article by Marie Brack from the Florida Writers Association website about book review ratings on Amazon.

I agree with everything in this article , but I wanted to add that even a one  or two star review is acceptable,  as long as the reviewer states his or her reasons for giving the book such a low rating.

As authors we know that we can’t please everyone with our writing, so if you tell us why you did or didn’t enjoy the book we can gracefully accept any rating you give us. 🙂

Four Out of Five is Great and Three Isn’t Bad

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A Great Quote on the Art of Writing

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What are readers saying about The Twisted Road Ahead?

The reviews for my latest book, The Twist Road Ahead have begun to slowly roll in and the good news is, that most of the reviews have been fairly positive.

I thought I’d share these with you in the hope that (if you’ve read the book) perhaps you too will consider leaving a review at Amazon or Goodreads.

If you haven’t read the book, perhaps you’ll consider purchasing a copy. 🙂  It’s on sale for only $0.99 (for a limited time)

The Twisted Road Ahead on sale here:


A Book That Keeps on Giving!  (Amazon US)

The stories in The Twisted Road Ahead are super! You cannot put the book down! I love how there is always an unexpected twist that keeps your interest and wanting more! I really enjoyed these stories and I’m sure others will too! Enjoy!!!  – Maryanne

Good mix of Stories  (Amazon UK)

As a struggling author myself I like to buy books from relatively unknown writers. I enjoy short stories. This book was a good read. The stories are light and easy on the whole while not too sentimental. It is priced fairly. I would recommend it for anyone looking for an entertaining hour or so that is easy on the mind.  – Sharon

5 Stars   (Amazon CA)

Always a good read. – Laurie




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Literary Humor

In my dreams. 🙂



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The Florida Writer Magazine – Book Celebrations

Here is the news release for The Twisted Road Ahead as posted in The Florida Writer Magazine.

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‘The Twisted Road Ahead’ is on sale!

The eBook version of The Twisted Road Ahead is now on sale at for only $0.99 USD.  (reg. price $2.99)


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