Tag: Family

Beatrix Potter

In 1893, a woman wrote and story as a gift for her former governess’ son.  The book was “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” and the writer was a woman named Beatrix Potter.  She also illustrated the book. Miss Potter grew up in a privileged home and was privately tutored. ...

Remembering Ernest Hemingway

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know I have an undying respect for the author Ernest Hemingway.  He is the inspiration for my writing.  Even after all these years, I remember sitting in fourth period English class reading “For Whom The Bell Tolls.”...

Introducing “The Tenth Nail”

Murder is not difficult to solve, most of the time.  Most people who are murdered are killed by friends, or in some cases, family.  If a wife is murdered, the first suspect is always the husband and vice versa.  Let’s face it, it takes a lot of hate to...

With Fans Like You

“Hey, Big Bro, what’cha up to?” “Workin’ hard, how about you?” “The same.  Got a few minutes thought I’d call and see how you’re doin’.” “Really good, but swimming in work.  Got a new book coming out in about four weeks.  Trying to get ready for that.” There was...

For Christmas, I Got a Blog

About three weeks before Christmas my middle daughter Emily asked me what I wanted.  Without putting much thought into the question, I simply said, “How about a book that will help me become a better writer.” I was thinking she would get me a reference book on verbs, adverbs...

Yesterdays Thanksgiving

In a couple of weeks, Thanksgiving will be upon us and with that time of year comes the advertisements, the offers, the solicitations and the stress.  Before we get there, let me invite you to come with me to a memory that I have and hopefully you have a...