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PREFACE – AUTUMN LEAVES Three stories

AUTUMN LEAVES Three stories PREFACE I have this habit of rereading what I wrote, be it…

Createspace vs. KDP Print – it’s time to make the switch

It’s Time to Move from Createspace to the KDP Print Platform For years Amazon has offered…

First Chapter of “Privilege”

  CHAPTER 1 A crack like a gunshot ricocheted through the mine. The sound ripped through…

Earthiest’s Creed

In the words of Edward Abbey…I am not an atheist, I am an Earthiest! Earthiests are…

New in Kindle Unlimited

It’s now official! The Love California series is now in Kindle Unlimited for the first time…

Roses and Reading

In my part of the world, it’s spring. The first of my roses to bloom this…

The Story Peddler Pre-Order Madness!

Hi, friends! Well, we’re in the final countdown to The Story Peddler’s release. AT LAST! Twenty more…

Kindle Scout Launch!

I decided to try publishing a book through the Kindle Scout Program. For 30 days, a…

Who is Protecting the Flock?

On April 6, 2018, an e-mail was sent out from the San Diego Diocese attaching a…

The El Cheapo Writing Retreat Part One

El Cheapo: the best way to refuel. Yes, I did say El Cheapo. Writers, think you…

Cover reveal: Beneath the Earth

I’m getting ready to release a new book! It will be called Beneath the Earth, and…

Manifestation Profile: The Dires

By Vincent Van Hoof  Dires: The Rabid Hounds of Corruption Society is governed by laws. These…

At Los Banos

Every time I have come here, the wind was blowing, and never seemed to stop. Shining…

Latest articles in Writing Magazine

Beginners: Beware the Jibber-Jabber My latest article in the June issue of Writing Magazine deals with…

Weekend Writing Warriors Sunday Snippet

It’s Weekend Writing Warriors Sunday snippet again – don’t forget to check out the other lovely…

Sunday Book Review – Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

  Today’s review is on Michael Wolff’s politically intriguing and informative book – Fire and Fury.…

Troubles that humans brought to Hope by Liza O’Connor

Troubles that humans brought to Hope Not all humans are created equal. In fact, some of…

Avengers: Infinity War Delivers Multiple Wins And Is A Box Office Smash Hit, But The Superhero Fatigue Is Real.

Marvel Studios has been cranking out superhero gold based on some of our favorite, iconic characters…

Force of Impact to be an audiobook

Bryan Cassiday’s explosive crime thriller Force of Impact starring Ethan Carr PI is now being produced as an…

Julie Johnstone’s WHEN A LAIRD LOVES A LADY – Love in the Highlands with a Reluctant Laird

Set in 1357 in Scotland, this is the story of Marion de Lacy, a woman who…

April events for A Bicycle Made for Two launch

A Bicycle Made for Two is released in paperback on 5th April, and I’m going to…

Revised Nexilexicon cover

I’ve decided my second novel deserves a stronger cover … so here it is.

Middle School Shooting Foiled

***READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED*** Posts about real school tragedy, crime and/or events can be upsetting. A…

Bay Area Book Festival 2018!

Last weekend was the Bay Area Book Festival–the most bookish weekend of the year! For the…

Gallery: Pacific Grove Museum book release

Thank you to everyone who came out on Thursday night, April 26th, for the release of…