Monday, August 28, 2017

WRITING (ABOUT) LIFE--I Have Something To Say...

My dad was a World War II vet. The Battle of the Bulge. The push to Germany.
He had a photo album of pictures he'd taken during the war. I never saw him look at them, but I looked at them often, trying to understand this part of my dad's life because he was only twenty at the time and because he still had nightmares. I understood what was happening in all of the photographs except one. It was a photo of men with shovels digging into a mound of soft earth. One man in the foreground had such a look of detachment, as if in his mind, he was somewhere else and whatever it was had nothing to do with him.

One day, when I was fourteen or so and looking through the album, I asked. "What are they doing?" And I instantly regretted it because of the look on my dad's face. He took the album from my hands. I thought he would close it and put it away, but he didn't.

"We made them dig them up," he said. "And bury them right."

I didn't say anything.

"Little girls," he said after a long time. "They were all wearing white dresses."

Another long pause.

"We knew the Nazis were going to execute them--some men from the Resistance told us. Punishment for the people in the village. We tried to get there in time."

He sat staring at the photograph, until finally he closed the album and handed it back to me.

"We didn't make it."

When I look at photographs of the Charlottesville violence like the one above, I'm glad that my dad isn't alive to see it. And I think of little girls in white dresses.

Friday, June 30, 2017


A poignant love story and my nod to the young men of my generation who fought in Vietnam.



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Sunday, April 30, 2017

(The) Writing Life...ON SALE!!!


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

(The) Writing Life---Ta-dah!

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March 31

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Book Sale FYI

PROMISE ME A RAINBOW, a RITA Finalist, will be on sale for $0.99 via Amazon, B&N, Apple, Google and Kobo 4/1/17 through 4/15/17.

Friday, December 9, 2016

(The) Writing Life--Update Re: THE MARINE

THE MARINE is now available in paperback and eBook formats at:

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

(The) Writing Life--New Release

New release, THE MARINE. 

The Kindle version is now available on Amazon. 

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

(The) Writing Life--The Re-Release of A CRIME OF THE HEART Is Now Available...

A CRIME OF THE HEART is now available on in the Kindle format.  This book won the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award for Best Short Contemporary Romance and also appeared in GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Magazine the year it was published.

Monday, November 14, 2016

(The) Writing Life--A Re-Release Coming Soon

I finally have the rights back to my book, A CRIME OF THE HEART.  It won the Romance Writers of America's RITA award for Best Short Contemporary Novel the year it was published, and it appeared in Good Housekeeping magazine.

It will be available in the Kindle format soon...