“Now he was master of his website, and he was not quite sure what to do next. But he would think of something.”

~ Liberally lifted from, and with apologies to, Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Hello there, and welcome!

I see you made it over to my website, the place where I share my stories both true and fanciful, wide-ranging photography, and loosely crafted (but seriously tasty, the Kids tell me) recipes. If I didn’t like ’em, you wouldn’t see ’em.

There’s something for most all your tastes here:  Look around and go click-happy.  Stories can be found in the TOP menu; photos and recipes are on the RIGHT.

Want to hear an interview of me at public radio station KRFC? I mean, how did you miss it? Well, you can hear the first part of it here.

Are you interested in longer reading? You can buy my fiction stories, shorter and longer, for a very reasonable price. Click here for my Amazon author page.

Big announcment!

First: New release!

Hidden View

Hidden View cover
Literally 20 years in the making, and it’s more topical now than it was when I started it.

Kids, this isn’t like my other stories. It’s not a, “Wooooo, wait for the twist,” or, “What’s going to happen to this guy/girl next?” (Okay, well, there is some of that.)

Nope, compared to the others, this is a Serious story. It has its lighthearted moments, to be sure. And one of its subtexts is a great primer on the legal system. But overall, it’s bigger in theme. It’s Serious.

It’s also bigger in volume than my other stories. Like half again as big as “Tomas” or “Death Hangs in the Balance.”

Full disclosure: It’s also more expensive than my other books. $9.99 in Kindle, $17.99 in bound form. Immodestly, I believe it’s eminently worth it. Realistically, you may not agree. I accept that.

If you get this, don’t do it because you’re expecting a thrill ride. But I hope you’re tense coming up to the conclusion. And by the time you hit “The End,” if it has made you think, if it has opened some perspectives or insight or empathy even a fraction, then those 20 years of sweat and angst will all have been worth it.

Of lesser note:

I’m working on print forms for the novellas and short story collection. It would all come in one bound volume. Until then, here are the rest of my stories, listed:

Death Hangs in the Balance

This is a novel of post-apocalypse. Warning: No zombies. No chess game between divine forces of Benevolence and Malice using humanity as the game pieces. No killer robots.

This is a tale of you ‘n’ me in a world where almost all of humanity has taken the Big Dirt Nap, for a reason that gets exposition as you read along. There are at least one of each: a Villain, Hero, Love Interest, Curmudgeonly Babblings, Plucky Youngster, Cooperation, Conflict, Despair, and Resolution. And other characters that we come to love. Or not.
$8.95 for e-version, $11.95 for print.

Tomas

A story of suspense involving an earnest private investigator and a reclusive “miracle man.” It has legal drama and corporate intrigue. It has some nice turns and a really neat twist. It’s good, I swear!  $8.95 for e-version, $11.95 for print.

Chance Encounter

A straightforward and engaging of suspense. It’s a novella. Great beach read.  $1.99 for download.

Out of Time

An archaeological (or is it?) mystery novella. Thoughtful and spooky and carries my best title ever. You’ll see why.  $1.99 for download. Print version on its way!

Up and Down

A collection of short stories, from suspenseful to macabre to unsettling. Even a shot at humor!  Same download price as the other shorter works, $1.99. And like the others, this will soon be available in print.

By the way: Do you know how hard it is to write, “It’s good, I swear,” and, “Great beach read” when you’re talking about yourself? But if I didn’t mean it, I wouldn’t say it.

Don’t forget to leave me a comment!

If you stumble across anything interesting here, or perhaps perplexing, it would please me to no end if you left a comment regarding it. And we all like to be pleased without end. And hey, if I see it, I will respond.   Even if you just want to assure me that I’m making sense when I’m telling you something I think I know about.  It helps my self-esteem.

 

Falls
Falls
Western desolation
Western desolation
Pagoda
Pagoda
Zoo fence
Zoo fence
mist and lake
mist and lake
Downtown
Downtown
Rex
Rex
waterfall
waterfall
Waterfalls at Milford Sound
Waterfalls at Milford Sound
"Current Law"
"Current Law"
Tough Morning
Tough Morning
The ladies raved about these toilets
The ladies raved about these toilets
Study in blue
Study in blue
Venus beach
Venus beach
Seoul men
Seoul men
Up in Walden
Up in Walden