Category: Wanderings

A Creepy Story

I belong to a local writers’ group called Sleuths’ Inc.  The name draws attention to the fact most of us write mysteries or crime stories. Every couple of months we have contests. In June the rules were the piece had to start with a nursery rhyme, it had to contain a crime...

John’s Blog

I would like to introduce you to a friend of mine.  His name is John, but he writes under the pen name J. C. Fields.  And he writes well. I just finished his first novel, The Fugitive’s Trail, and it’s a good one. You’ll be introduced to Special Agent...

Book Fair: It’s Here!

It is Here! Today is the first day of the 2017 BookExpo New Title Showcase.  If I told you it isn’t on my mind, I’d be lying to you.  If I claimed not to be excited having one of my books in it, I’d not be telling the truth....

Book Fair

All Aboard! Anyone who has read “The Law of Moses,” knows Sam is raised and lives the first part of his life in New York.  For anyone who hasn’t, telling them so, isn’t much of a spoiler. In order to share the big news, I have no choice.  Sam...

“Hey, have I got a deal for you.”

Have you ever walked down a city street and a shady character leans out from the alley and says, “Hey, have I got a deal for you?” He opens his coat and shows you three dozen watches attached to the inside lining. (Thought I was going somewhere else didn’t...

The Thursday Meeting

Come on, come join me with Gayla at our weekly meeting. Gayla, I’d like you meet a friend of mine, who’s kind of going to look over our shoulder. Gayla is a petite woman with deep eyes blue eyes.  Her hair is dark brunette and the smile you see is...

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...