A couple of weeks ago, my thirteen year-old daughter, Gillian, opined that she was bored and I suggested she draw something since she loves art and she is very talented at it. She suggested that maybe she could draw something for one of my book covers. Most of my books already have book covers arranged by and paid for by my publisher. But the serial … Continue reading New Cover!
Dear Lord, it was sweltering outside. How was I supposed to get in the Christmas spirit surrounded by palm trees, surfers and ancient volcanoes? I’d jumped at the opportunity to move to Hawaii when the possibility of a transfer had come up within the company. It had been absolutely amazing for the first six months until I’d realized that nothing was changing. The weather was … Continue reading Jingle Balls – Friday Flash Fic., March 16
My buddy, Nathan, runs a Flash Fiction challenge each month. He picks randomly from a selection of genres, objects, and locations and the results for March were: a Romance, with a VHS cassette, in a fire watch tower. So I kind of played fast and loose with those guidelines because that’s how I roll. Also, the stories are supposed to be within a 1000 word … Continue reading Scrabble – Nathan’s Flash Fic Challenge for March
Darrin Peters stared at the memo in front of him. Written there on the Peters & Mayhew Construction letterhead, in his office manager’s distinctly neat writing was the following simple phrase: Please call Marco Zanetti at 1-902-749-4201 regarding renovations to the old house at Plover Point. Marco Zanetti. Darrin hadn’t encountered that name in a very long time. For a second he wondered if … Continue reading Somerville – Excerpt
PROLOGUE CHAPTER ONE CHAPTER TWO CHAPTER THREE When I woke up the next morning I wondered where I was, until I realized I was in a hotel room. And there seemed to be someone knocking at the door. “Housekeeping!” A woman’s voice with a decidedly British accent called from the hallway. “Just a second,” I said loudly, before climbing out from beneath the covers and … Continue reading White Balance – Chapter Four
While reading a wonderful Flash Fiction piece by my friend Patrick Colton, I was reminded of one of my favourite scenes from my debut published work, Exposure. I’m going to share it here with a reminder that you can read White Balance, the sequel to this novel, for free on my website as I write it. So far, we are up to Chapter Three with … Continue reading “Handcuff Me To The Goddamn Bed.”