Category: My Books

Marcie Smiley Face

Anyone who has followed my ramblings for any length of time should have come to the conclusion I try to have some fun with what I do. I post discussions and arguments I have with my fictional characters.  I document that I see imaginary people in restaurants and coffee...

The Hungry Monster Ate My Book

This is going to be a short blog post as I am going to refer you to another and I don’t want to slow you down.  Really quick, however, let me introduce the Hungry Monster Book Review. The Hungry Monster is a book review blog and it helps establish...

Should Clare Wear Glasses?

“Writers aren’t exactly people…they’re a whole bunch of people trying to be one person.”                                                                      ...

Sacrifice and Sushi

Writing is simple, Hemingway said, “sit at your typewriter (computer) and bleed.” I am willing to sacrifice for my craft and in all honesty feel I have. The rewards far outweigh any forfeit, I’ve suffered, but I remain ready to pay the price. That belief came under direct attack...

“The Tenth Nail” has a Voice

The Tenth Nail has a voice and that voice belongs to Paul J. McSorley. The Tenth Nail is the story of a murder.  More than that, it is the story of a homicide detective trying to hold it together as he battles the guilt inside him for past sins...

Heard A Good Book Lately?

Like many, I set goals for the coming year.  Last year, 2016, (had to write that one more time) I set the goal to convert all my novels into audiobooks.  I came up a little short, only six of the eight were finished by the time the ball dropped. ...

Sam and Laura have a Voice

Sam and Laura have a voice and that voice belongs to Joseph R. Durika. The story of Sam and Laura is told in a trilogy of novels; The Law of Moses, A Higher Calling, and Vengeance Is Mine.  Sam and Laura are two people who come of age just...

“The Ghost in the Mini Skirt” has a Voice

The Ghost in the Mini Skirt has a voice and that voice belongs to Roger Wood. The Ghost in the Mini Skirt tells the story of an extremely intelligent computer hacker, Jack, who is contacted by the spirit of a dead husband who wants Jack to find the body...

“Dear Emma” has a Voice

“Dear Emma” has a voice and that voice belongs to Steven A. Gannet. The story of Emma is told by a character who is a youth counselor and volunteer Chaplain.  I wanted a voice that had the patient sound of a man who has the patience to listen to...

Nate Is Right

A frustrated writer quipped, “You do everything you can to raise them right, and as soon as they hit the page they do any damn thing they please.” Boy, do I feel that way about Nate.  I remember when he was nothing more than a comma on a page. ...