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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Author of mystery stories and more
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