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Producing a book can be roughly divided into three parts. Writing the story is only the first third. Then there’s editing, revising and proofreading–sometimes over and over. My current work-in-progress is on draft 11B. As John Irving said, “Half my...

Private First Class

In honor of Veteran’s Day, I offer you the free story below titled “Private First Class.” Long ago when I took “Private First Class” to my critique group, one member said it was “inane” while another proclaimed it the best...

Fall Showcase

One of my favorite events is coming right up. On November 6, from 1-3 p.m. (Pacific Time) the NorCal Sisters in Crime chapter will be presenting its Fall Showcase. This is a great opportunity to hear a variety of crime writers talk about and read from their new works,...

Try Again

My latest publication, a short story titled “Try Again,” is an illustration of the aphorism. The story was written to submit to the Bouchercon 2021 anthology, This Time For Sure, which had second chances as a theme. There were hundreds of submissions and...

Gabba Gabba Hey

I feel totally hip and cool to be in Gabba Gabba Hey: An Anthology of Fiction Inspired by the Music of the Ramones. The cover is original art from the editor! My story, “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend,” was one of 24 chosen from hundreds of submissions!...