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170316 Hardbacks! My books, Mangrove Bayou and also Death Among the Mangroves, will soon be out in hard cover. Good for library sales and for those people who like the big books.

I'll be back with details when I know more.
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Mangrove Bayou was listed as #7 in the publisher's Top Ten selling books.

 

Book Signing!
Saturday, 19 November, 2016, 11-3. Sandman Books, 16480 Burnt Store Rd., Punta Gorda. 941-505-1624

Ironically, I never made it to that signing. There's more irony to come: First, on my way to the book signing, the Subaru Forester blew a tire at 70 MPH and self-destructed. (It didn't roll or anything like that. Some genius Subaru engineer had run the main electrical harness from the engine compartment, through the left front wheel well, and into the dashboard. Wires laid next to a spinning rubber tire subject to random explosion; what could possibly go wrong). The blown tire took out the electrical harness and USAA totaled the vehicle as it was impossible to reconnect everything outside the factory floor.

Next, I bought, a few days later, a Jeep wagon. The irony? In my Mangrove Bayou mysteries, my police chief drove a Subaru and, when that was shot up by bad guys, bought a Jeep.

I didn't realize the coincidence until I was halfway through the paperwork for the new car. The Jeep salesman suggested that I run out and buy lottery tickets. I pointed out that I would, but that I had not written about the chief winning any lottery.

If what I write about Troy Adam, my chief of police, comes true in real life for me, I'm a bit worried. I did write about his getting shot through the hand. Hope that doesn't happen to me ... .

Need a writer, editor, photojournalist or just someone to give you advice and writing help?

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I started writing full-time 1984 and since then I have written on hundreds of topics for dozens of magazines. I've done straight news for a wire service. I've edited several magazines. I've done books, and chapters in other books. I've done online writing and web-site design both.

Most recently, I've branched out into fiction, with mysteries and fantasies. The fantasy and mystery series are online here, under development, and open to comment by anyone willing to do so:

Click here for The Sorcet Chronicles heroic fantasy novel series

Click here for the Mangrove Bayou police procedural mystery novel series

I can combine all this with my Adobe InDesign layout experience to produce files ready for offset or other printing.

Also along the way I started to teach others what I knew. At first I spoke at local and regional seminars and taught local classes. In 1988 I joined with AOL as their only nonfiction teacher in a writing school they had. From 1998 to 2016 I ran my own school, WritersCollege.com, with more than 50 courses — fiction, nonfiction and basic get-started inspiration — taught by a variety of teachers. I also taught five of the classes.

Teaching writing spawned an editing/critiquing business. If you need help with your writing, I offer competitive rates.

Forced to learn HTML coding and web site design, I now offer that as a service, along with web site content preparation.

The Web Site Navigation buttons to the left will take you to samples of my work and further discussion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cord Macintosh private eye mystery series: coming soon!

Sorcet Chronicles:
the heroic fantasy series

Mangrove Bayou:
the mystery series

 

Fun with the Family: Florida

Our Latest Florida travel guide, Click here to read more.

 

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