New eBook Coming Soon!

Good News.

I’m currently making final edit corrections to a new eBook that I hope to release in early September.

The eBook is tentatively named,  Broken in Pieces: A Trio of Twisted Tales.

The only thing I’m going to say about this eBook is that Rod Serling of Twilight Zone fame would be very proud. 🙂

Stay Tuned.

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Recognition for my Short Story – Words to a Kill

I’m happy to announce that my short story, Words to a Kill was chosen as a Semi-Finalist in the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Awards Competition (Florida Writers Association) – Short Story Genre.

The story was originally published in Deadly Revelations: Stories about Love & Murder

Fingers crossed that it joins One Shot to the Head in the finals later this year.

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The Kitten

Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.

In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture shown here.

The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level


Thank you to the 8 people who voted for my story. Just thought I’d share my 2nd place story with you.

THE KITTEN – John D. Ottini

I stare down from this hill at the place where I once lived.

I see the window where a sat all day basking in the sun, watching birds drink and bathe from the fountain in the yard.

I wonder if my food and water bowls are still on the floor next to the pantry door and if my bed is still in the laundry room next to the warm dryer.

I’m not sure what happened, but a few days ago I heard Mommy & Daddy arguing and slamming doors. Then Daddy picked me up, placed me in my travel case and took me to the car. I thought I was going to that place where people touch me and poke things in my body, but instead Daddy took me someplace else.

This place had trees, plants and there were bugs and birds everywhere. He opened my travel case, pulled me out and left me there alone.

I spent a longtime just hiding. I was so scared, but I didn’t want to leave. How would Daddy find me when he came back for me?

It took many days before I realized that he wasn’t coming back. I was hungry and scared, and I knew I couldn’t stay there any longer.

I don’t know how, but I found my way back to my home.

So here I sit at the top of this hill wondering what I did to make Mommy and Daddy not love me anymore


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A Fool and His Money – Free Giveaway

I don’t do this very often, so you might want to take advantage of this awesome eBook giveaway.

On July 25th & 26th 2018 you can download a copy of my eBook –  A Fool and His Money   absolutely free.

Here’s a link to the book – A Fool and His Money

There are no strings attached to this giveaway, but it would really be wonderful, if you could please make the time to leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads once you’ve completed reading the eBook.

Thank you for all your support.

Love & Peace


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No Birds

No Birds, just one Tormented Heart.

Torment Heart – Amazon $0.99

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A great description of my writing style.

I couldn’t have said it any better.  🙂

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A wonderful writer and a smart dude.

Great advice from Mr. Twain. . . a wonderful writer and a smart dude.


I think my editor would approve. 🙂


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Meow! Woof! Meow! Christmas in July Sale

Meow! Woof! Meow! Christmas in July Sale

During the entire month of July you can purchase a copy of my delightful eBook,  A Very Furry Christmas: Holiday Cat Tales for only $0.99 (Regular price – $2.99)

A Very Furry Christmas: Holiday Cat Tales – eBook

Looking for sweet deal?

If you purchase the paperback version for $4.99 from Amazon, you’ll receive the eBook version absolutely free.

A Very Furry Christmas: Holiday Cat Takes – Paperback

A Very Furry Christmas: Holiday Cat Tales was a Finalist in the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Award Competition – (Florida Writers Association)

Thank you for supporting independent authors.

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