Welcome to my website where I practice my one talent…story telling. I’ve been an avid reader all my life and I’m blessed to be the product of “front porch” socializing where all the best stories begin. Growing up on a farm in a very rural area where the phone was on the party line system (yes, there was such a thing) and neighbors socialized by coming to “sit a spell” on the front porch swing, I began my journey as a story teller. The love, laughter, heartache, and sometimes juicy gossip of those visits still whispers to me whenever I sit down at the keyboard and let my imagination run wild.

Listening quietly to my elders as I sat on the porch steps or (when they were unaware of my presence as I played quietly in the dirt under the front porch) taught me the art of a good story. I’ve been scribbling ever since. I hope you’ll find some of those scribblings enjoyable. I’ve posted a few short stories for you to sample here.

I’m very excited about a new detective series I’m working on: Hugo August. The first book in the series, The Rat Catcher, is complete and it will be available this Labor Day. I find I really enjoy murdering people…on the page, of course.

If you’re interested in being an early reader of this new series, you can go here and download the first three chapters.

And if you’re interested in my other books, you can find them here.