Category Archives: Fiction Writer

New Synopsis

Today I wrote new copy for the synopsis of the series for its Amazon page, emphasizing the mystery aspect of the books: A quaint Victorian village in the Ozarks. A history of haints and hauntings. And a secret of seven … Continue reading

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All Aboard!

One of the sources of information for my novels is the award-winning 1993 documentary filmed by Claude Wiatrowski called “All Aboard for Eureka!” I’ve owned both the commercially-sold VHS and DVD copies of the film, and a couple of years … Continue reading

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Ghost Hotel

If you’ve read “The People of the Waters” trilogy, you know that one character, Nate, has his own encounter with spirits in the Crescent Hotel — a well-known haunt of ghosts for decades. This episode of “Haunting History” (2015) has … Continue reading

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A Good Day

The horribly-performed, off-key flutophone parody of “My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic” has been stuck in my head all day, and if I have to suffer with that knowledge, I refuse to suffer alone. In spite of that mind-numbing … Continue reading

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Fourth book

Some thoughts are coming together for a fourth book in the cycle. They are definitely out of nowhere and a surprise to me. That’s the way I like ‘em.

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Skylark Mission Patch

I needed to design a mission patch for the uniform of my character Stan Lowell for the fourth slide (see previous post) in my Facebook ad slideshow, so I scanned the art I created when I was about 14-15 years … Continue reading

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Possible Facebook Ad

I’ve been working on slides for a possible Facebook ad today, just submitted for review. They’re photoshopped from publicly-available NASA images and photos I’ve taken. Feel free to tell me what you think!

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Book Fair!

I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid, I looked forward to Book Fair Day at school like nothing else. The elementary school gym would be spread with tables, and you and your parents could peruse the … Continue reading

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Two Down, One to Go

Another kind note from a friend on Facebook:

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Blue Ghost Fireflies

At one point in the story of The Water Cure, two of my characters discuss a phenomenon they have seen with their own eyes, and dismiss fireflies as an explanation for it. Fireflies, as everyone knows, glow yellow-green; not blue. … Continue reading

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