Why in the world am I giving away my books for free?

As I've done with my other books, I'm offering Book 5, Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti for free as a .pdf file on my website. No, this makes absolutely no financial sense whatsoever. It's the second place I'm offering it for free (Smashwords has the download for free) and when Amazon notices, it too will … Continue reading Why in the world am I giving away my books for free?

Book 5 IS HERE! Get it in e-book or paperback!

It's HERE! Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti, Book 5 is now available as an e-book ($.99) and in paperback ($13.50) (soon to be as a paperback on Amazon, too). You can also find it on Smashwords for FREE!   (Why for free? When you read Chapter 13, I think you'll understand. "Freely given, freely shared." And … Continue reading Book 5 IS HERE! Get it in e-book or paperback!

Book 5 Teaser–Life’s a test, not a holiday

This is what I chant to myself when the kitchen pipe leaks, and black mold destroys the drywall and carpeting in my son's basement bedroom . . . When our two ancient vans have one problem after another after another . . . When my plans for the day get blown out of the water … Continue reading Book 5 Teaser–Life’s a test, not a holiday

Book 5 Teaser–We’re letting the bullies take charge

In America I feel like we’re facing an election of bullies. Having to choose a president from among the name-callers, threat-issuers, and truth-manglers is like being offered, for our last meal, something from the dumpster behind a toxic waste disposal company. We’re increasingly becoming a nation of whining children, reluctant to take responsibility for our … Continue reading Book 5 Teaser–We’re letting the bullies take charge

Book 5 Teaser–the manly art of swearing

For seventeen years I taught writing to college freshmen and high school seniors. Watching who thought swearing was mature, or cool, or the way of the world, was always fascinating. Without fail, those who swore were the most insecure and desperate to prove something. One semester I was asked to teach the automotive repair students … Continue reading Book 5 Teaser–the manly art of swearing

Book 5 Teaser–Sneaky Creator

I realized long ago that God is the ultimate plot developer. One of my favorite quotes is an old Jewish saying: "Tell G-d your plans, because He needs a good laugh." I think this is why so many of us experience plot twists in our lives. And while I'd grumble about those twists, always--always--I'd thank … Continue reading Book 5 Teaser–Sneaky Creator