Monthly Archives: December 2013

$500+ to the navajo water project

Earlier this month, I pledged that I would donate 100% of my profits from sales of Dragontamer’s Daughters in December to the Navajo Water Project, a non-profit endeavor led by DIGDEEP to provide water to a portion of the Navajo … Continue reading

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looking back, looking ahead

2013 was a good year for my budding writer career: I started (in earnest) drafting Lost Dogs, my next work; I learned a lot at the Bay to Ocean conference and I joined the Eastern Shore Writers Association; I sold … Continue reading

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the desolation that is “the hobbit” films

I’ve been a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien for many, many years, ever since I first saw the animated version of The Hobbit as a kid (I was not nearly as enthralled with Ralph Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings, though … Continue reading

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authors night, december 18

Tomorrow (Wednesday) night from 6:00–8:00, I’ll join other Eastern Shore authors for a book signing at the Kent Island branch of the Queen Anne’s County Free Library in Stevensville, MD.  The other authors are:    (source)   ROBERT BIDINOTTO of Grasonville … Continue reading

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rex, and a similarly amazing border collie

I am well into writing the second (of three) parts of Lost Dogs, and have introduced a new character, Rex, a Border Collie.  Like others of his breed, Rex is very agile and extremely intelligent.  Rex uses those gifts for … Continue reading

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authors’ night at centreville library, december 11

Tomorrow night from 7:00–9:00, I’ll join other Eastern Shore authors for a book signing at the Centreville branch of the Queen Anne’s County Free Library in Centreville, MD (121 South Commerce Street).  The other authors are:    (source)   ROBERT BIDINOTTO of … Continue reading

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the navajo water project and dragontamer’s daughters

(h/t Ron Martinez)   Starting…well, immediately, I will donate 100% of my profits from all sales (print or e-book) in December of my novel Dragontamer’s Daughters to the Navajo Water Project.  And what’s that?   Briefly, it’s an effort to … Continue reading

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“heck with the malls!”

I mean, really, who needs the nonsense of attempting to shop at some tacky, loud, cathedral of crass hyper-commerce, jammed with shopping-zombies?  Assuming, that is, one can even find a parking space in the same ZIP code.  Not when you can … Continue reading

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authors’ night at fisherman’s inn: december 5

Tomorrow night from 7:00–9:00, I’ll join a slew of other Eastern Shore authors at Fisherman’s Inn at the Kent Narrows in Grasonville, MD for book sales and signing.  The other authors are:   (source)   LAURA AMBLER illustrated the children’s picture … Continue reading

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in praise (again) of james arnold

The other day, I received the latest issue of the Washington College Magazine (WC is where I received my Master’s Degree) and was pleased to find an article (“Art Class is Risky Business“) written by my friend James Arnold.   … Continue reading

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