New Poetry Collection

Paths can be crude or dusty like trails in a forest, smooth like paved roads, or intellectually gratifying like scholarly disciplines, influential books, or noteworthy people. The poems in this collection address these and other either direction-driven or serendipitous sources that may impact life pursuits and decisions. 

New Book of Poems

Wonder is a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar or inexplicable. This collection of poems aims to identify situations when appreciation of wonder can reach either actual or metaphorical pinnacle.

New Poetry Anthology Published

WHEN LEAVES FALL UPON THE WINDING ROAD Poems in this anthology are inspired by a love of history, geography, and astronomy as well as a fascination with trains, preference for small town life, and recollection of personal experiences. While many voice optimism and occasional humor, some lament the current state of the human condition.

New Short Story Collection—New Genre!!—Available on Amazon

An intriguing aspect of time travel plots is how the trip happens: time machine? interdimensional space-time portal? instant teleportation? awakening from a deep sleep? This collection of short stories explores different templates for getting there as well as what happens upon arrival. It also addresses in some hopefully innovative ways to what extent existing events […]

Texas Book Festival, November 4-5, 2017

Book Festival weekend this year was even more spectacular than last year (despite the heat and humidity)! Big name authors (headlined by Meg Gardiner, Michael Hurd, Dan Rather, Tom Hanks, Olga Campos-Benz, Jennifer Ziegler, and many others) from across the country were featured. It was an honor to volunteer at the booth of the Writers […]

Poetry Collection Published

Poems explore nature in both its grandeur and anomalies, locations that offer contentment or anxiety, historical events and their cast of characters, plus unusual experiences. PARTIAL CONTENTS: Colossal Cosmos / When Time Inverted / Michigan Winter / The Black Snake at Standing Rock / Wanted! A Rational Explanation / Self-Absorbed and Device Obsessed / What […]

Just Published……….Available on Amazon

A mix of humor and poignant drama, this collection of short stories touches on myriad facets of human achievement and folly. Childhood innocence, benign mischief, prudent trepidation, uncommon heroism, complex family dynamics, and the art of making crucial decisions are all portrayed with wit and candor. Real and fictional characters come together to shed new […]

Happy Birthday, Mira!

Our granddaughter, Mira Naomi, is 6 months old today! When she sits on my lap and I read to her, she often does not take her eyes off of the book for twenty minutes. Apparently, she already has a longer attention span than some of my former college students. If I sound like an obnoxious […]