If you’re in hte vicinity of Western Pennsylvania,let it be known that Katie is coming, and she’s bringing her friends Three Lives of Peter Novak and 50 Shades of Grades. Times, dates, and locations are still being finalized but keep Saturday June 8 and Tuesday June 11 open.
My newest historical fiction novel, Katie’s Ladies, looks like it will be another hit. The book is a sequel to Three Lives of Peter Novak. The story begins with the death of her business partner. Katie is forced to take over the Clairton Savings and Loan as sole proprietor. The business under her direction continues […]
The year is 1919. Men are returning from the “War to End All Wars.” Women are still fighting the war for equality in the voting booths. A handful of Western states allow women the vote; Utah and Wyoming among them. But on a national scale, Suffragettes, as they call themselves, are staging events in hopes […]
Katie’s Ladies is doing a soft launch on Amazon.com, BarnesandNobel.com and traditional outlets. She is available in paperback print edition and Kindle ebook version. Purchase on this site will be available soon.
Three Lives of Peter Novak was so successful, we had to do a sequel. What has happened since we last saw Peter and Katie? Well, they had a couple of kids and the Clairton Savings and Loan business continued to thrive. As we look in on the couple we see happiness, joy and solitude interrupted […]
I watched The Music Man on television the other day, and while I did not grow up in Iowa, and certainly not during the time-period in the movie, it made me reflect on my own experiences decades ago, the 1950s, in the mill town of Clairton, Pennsylvania. Clairton’s mill was referred to as “Coke Works,” […]
Snippet Prologue – Tainted “It is best not to exist at all.” H P Lovecraft Albert staggered out of the jailhouse, leaving behind several friends still wallowing in the stinking, urine-splattered box that had been his Hell for what seemed like forever. Friends from the underground community had put up his bail, but not before […]
My most recent short story, Filthy Lucre” has been published in two anthologies. It’s All in the Story, California, edited by D.P. Lyle and debuted late last year. One Million Project, Fiction edited by Jason Greenfield was just released in February, 2018. The story tells of three college freshman of diverse ethnic backgrounds who are […]
Thank Goodness 2017 has ended. Let’s take a look back. The year is 1909. Over one hundred years ago. What a difference a century plus makes! The average life expectancy was 47 years. Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub. Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone. There were 8,000 cars […]
I have a cat who thinks that she’s A Singapora if you please. Of course, I think that she’s confused. A Singapora? I’m amused. Simone was rescued, but you see, She thinks that she’s a pedigree. And who am I to say she’s not? Or challenge such a school of thought? Her ice blue eyes […]
Are you looking for a precious gift for that special someone? My friends and fellow author says books make terrific gifts. Here’s why: The gift of a book is a magical gift. It is a form of time-travel. Whether it takes place in present time, future years, or a century or more ago, it will […]
Chickens – We eat them before they are born and after they’re dead. Son of a Depression-era Baby: I’ve reached that point in life that I’m a person “of a certain age.” I grew up in an ethnic home in which English was the primary but not the only language spoken. Three of my grandparents spoke […]