“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...

Sending You My Sincere Gratitude

We are now a month into the new year and it seems I am already weeks behind. I am a writer of novels and want to take a long overdue minute and thank some of my most dedicated fans. That’s you, by the way. One of my goals, this year,...

“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...