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New Poem to be Published May 1st

A new poem Under the Streetlight in the Rain will appear May 1st at Poydras more...

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Short story CLYDE included in Winter 2016 edition of Soundings Review

I'm pleased to announce that the Winter 2016 edition of Soundings Review was released earlier this month by the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts and included my short story CLYDE. The review is quite good and includes a wide range of literary works including poetry, fiction, essays and something for children. I highly recommend more...

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Short Story “Clyde”

I just reviewed the galley proof of my short story "Clyde" which will appear in the January 2016 edition of Soundings Review. Looks great. Very nice literary more...

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CLYDE

My most recent short story CLYDE will be included in the January 2016 edition of Soundings more...

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New Short Story

I've been notified my most recent short story "Clyde" will appear in an upcoming issue of Soundings Review, Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. I will update when I know the publication more...

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It’s Been A While…

It's been a while since I last posted. I am currently wrapping up my new novel tentatively entitled CASUALTIES. The book deals with the juxtaposition of fathers who were WW II vets and their sons facing the war in Vietnam. Stay more...

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Since I last blogged…

It's been some time since I last blogged. I've been revising my second novel tentatively entitled CASUALTIES. There never seems to be a natural end to a writing project, only an arbitrary stopping point if you want to get it off your desk and into print. In addition to writing I've been traveling and reading. I try not to read fiction while writing fiction. However, I more...

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Second Novel Moving Along

My second novel is moving along nicely. I have a good draft and now working slowly through the draft to tighten it up, make sure it is cohesive and so forth. The new book is a prequel of sorts to BAXTER'S FRIENDS. Although the book features Jerry Baxter and Hugh Ferguson as teenagers, they are not the main characters. The protagonist is another boyhood friend. I'm more...

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Lonesome Dove Storytelling at its Best

I've not kept up with commenting on the ten books that influenced me most, so here goes. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry impressed me as an example of storytelling at its best. Mr. McMurtry's book is a work of historical fiction, based upon true stories he heard as a youth in Texas. The fictitious cattle drive from Lonesome Dove to Montana is based upon an actual cattle more...

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Poetry Mafia Redux- The Poetry Guild System is Alive and Well

As I pointed out in an earlier blog post, creative writing programs have a virtual stranglehold on publication in literary reviews and journals. Moreover, spots in readings are doled out to those who either teach in a graduate writing program, or take a degree from a graduate writing program. As a tangible example I just received a listing of speakers/readers for the more...

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