Veterans Day Eve – November 2018

This Veterans Day marks the 100th year since the end of World War I, on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour in 1918. This horrendous war cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, among them farmers, poets, bankers, artists, teachers, writers of all nationalities. The war to end …

Native Mainer Pride

As my biography proudly states, I am a native of the “Great State of Maine” [as my eldest sister proclaims of the 23rd State] and specifically of the village of Paris Hill, Oxford County where the County Jail became the County Library. As you read my novellas and novels set in Maine, hopefully you will …

Fiction in Life

For the past few weeks, I’ve been living in Cathryn Marcher’s garden — without the pumpkins. Since moving into our new home, I’ve had the pleasure of gardening for the first time in seven years. While living in a city-bound apartment, I made do with potted plants on the balcony. Now I have about 5,000 square …

Ends & Beginnings

#1 ebook cover for Nights Before series

‘Twas the Night Before New Year, the first story in the Nights Before series, is more commonly known as New Year’s Eve, but in my novel by installment (inspired by the 19th Century innovation of serializing novels in periodicals, most often practiced by Charles Dickens) I wanted to give the celebratory night a slight twist. The end …