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Katie and I, along with her friends Peter Novak and 50 Shades, will be making several stops on a swing through Pennsylvania, The Pittsburgh area will include stops at Clairton, the iconic Blue Flame Restaurant on Route 51, and the Jefferson Hills Library. Drop me a note for specifics.
We are busy planning for our book tour. Highlights will include a Reading and Signing at the Blue Flame Restaurant on Route 51 in Jefferson Hills, PA on Saturday, June 8, 2019, and a Reading and Signing at Jefferson Hills Library on Old Clairton Road on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Hope to see you there.
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 […]