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give the greatest gift of all: WATER

According to the non-profit DIGDEEP, 40% of all homes on the Navajo reservation do not have running water.  DIGDEEP’s Navajo Water Project has been working for several years to remedy that, and they’re having success. I’ve helped the Project in the … 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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“i will show you my faith by my works”

My literary idol is J.R. R. Tolkien, a lifelong Catholic who created the world of Middle Earth and developed his characters and stories–The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings being the best well-known–to depict the epic struggle of Good … 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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last week’s radio interview

My apologies for not posting a notice about this sooner so that you could catch it live, but it was something of a last-minute gig.  Last week, I was invited by author Jack July to come onto his internet radio … Continue reading

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of dragons and daughters and dogs

A few items for your consideration today: Item #1.  Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, allow me to present the new version of my young adult fantasy novel, Dragontamer’s Daughters. “What’s it about?”  Think Little House on the Prairie…with dragons. … Continue reading

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halfway there on the new “dragontamer’s daughters”

Tonight, I finished editing the first half (“Pearl”) of the new-and-hopefully-improved version of Dragontamer’s Daughters, my fantasy novel about two girls in an alternate Old West who adopt an injured dragon (you can see the original versions here and here, … Continue reading

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all you need is one

Of late, I have been down in the mouth when it comes to writing.  The last three book sales events that I have participated in have been poorly attended, with accordingly poor sales (so poor, that I left two of … 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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