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 […]
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 […]
My short story, Filthy Lucre was selected to be included in the anthology, IT’S ALL IN THE STORY. See below: I hope many of my Southern California friends will find time to attend the book launch at the Book Carnival bookstore in Orange November 2. Signed copies of the book will be available at the […]
Three Lives of Peter Novak continues to sell well and get rave reviews. The book is being shopped as a possible movie or TV segment. Fingers crossed. Katie’s Ladies continues to move toward completion. See the updated first 1,000 words in the previous post. Summary: Katie and Albert Lhormor’s business thrives, making Katie one of […]
I often speak on the topic of “Writing for Fun and Profit. One of the most frequent questions asked is “How do you write? Do you outline? Start without stopping? Rewrite? The answer is that i first create a very tough outline with pivot points that roughly correspond with chapters. Then I write and refine […]
Katie’s Ladies Chapter One The sun’s rays peeked through the huge plate glass picture window, falling across Katie’s face, burning through her eyelids. The harsh insolation revealed the milky white complexion of a woman whose skin tone suffered from too much time spent indoors. Somewhere in the distance of dreamland came a jarring voice, howling […]
Peter Novak is a fictitious character. In the novel he spends much of his adult life in Clairton, Pennsylvania, a steel mill town on the Monongahela River. Peter and the other characters in the book are imaginary, but the City of Clairton is a real city that housed steel mills and coke plants. In the […]
I began writing a blog a dozen or so years ago under the name of DrForgot.com. The blog became a tribute to my hometown of Clairton, PA. The odd thing was, at the time of my blogging about my hometown I had not lived in Clairton for more than half a century. Still I found […]