Category Archives: kent island

“the song remains the same”…

…but the name changes.  As you might know, I’m working on a new young adult modern-fantasy/horror novel.  Alexandra “Alyx” Williams is a rebellious Korean-American high school senior who loves motorcycles, sketching, retro hard rock, and her boyfriend Sam.  When Sam … Continue reading

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holiday book signings

Books make great gifts, so if you’re looking for something different for sci-fi/fantasy lovers, something they haven’t read a hundred times before in a hundred other books, please consider one of my titles.  I’ll be at these events: November 14: … Continue reading

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dtd and me in the kent island bay times

Let me just say, my local newspaper rocks. From the August 5 issue: (click for larger image) …and from the same issue: (click for larger image) I can’t tell you how lucky I am to live in an area with … Continue reading

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talking about writing at mms

This past Friday, May 1, I was fortunate enough to discuss writing with 200 students (6th-, 7th-, and 8th grade) of Matapeake Middle School, in my town of Stevensville, MD.  I’m very glad that both my daughters went to MMS, … Continue reading

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suddenly, i was back in high school

One of the recurring anxiety dreams I’m prone to having is the one where someone in the public education system realized that I had somehow missed achieving some crucial requirement to pass high school, and I have to go back … Continue reading

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“lost dogs” on “papa’s world”

Queen Anne’s County TV, the local cable show where I live (in Scenic, Convenient-to-Nowhere, MD) has launched a new show, “Papa’s World,” (a reference to “Papa” Ernest Hemingway).  Every episode will feature an Eastern Shore writer, and I was chosen … Continue reading

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i talk about “lost dogs” to the rotary club

My friend and fellow Knight of Columbus Bill Caughey was kind enough to invite me to speak today to the Rotary Club of Centreville, MD, of which he’s a member.  Bill introduced me by reading my tongue-in-cheek biography.  Here is … Continue reading

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“lost dogs” in the kent island bay times

My local newspaper, The Kent Island Bay Times, interviewed me a few weeks ago about my modern-day sci-fi novel Lost Dogs, and they ran it today:   click on the image for the full-sized version   My only quibbles with … Continue reading

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last week’s lost doggerel

This past week was a lively one for me.  I started off by enrolling my modern-day sci-fi novel Lost Dogs in Amazon’s Kindle Countdown, a promotional program where authors can discount their work and gain some better visibility for it–and hopefully … Continue reading

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bay to ocean conference 2014

This past Saturday (February 22, 2014), I attended the 17th annual Bay to Ocean writers’ conference, held at Chesapeake College on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  The weather was surprisingly spring-like (I rode the Black Widowmaker to and fro), there were a … Continue reading

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