Thank-you for visiting my writing site.  I hope you enjoy reading excerpts of my stories and poems, comments about my work, and my personal profile as a writer. I have been writing since an early age and have written professionally for many years in business and promotion. I believe good writing is the mark of civilization, and good stories make us human. I have been asked questions about the characters in my work, and I consider it a heartfelt compliment when my readers ask, 'who are they?'

The truth is, they are me, they are people I have known, and mostly they are who they are.  As Tori observes in my novel, Wings of a Fly, "She would always be Tori. And Max would always be Max."

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Recent Posts

September 9, 2018
Inspiration to Innovation: As in Stories, So in Life

November 23, 2016
Giving Thanks to Historical Fiction: Where does history end and 'historical' begin? An interview with author Elaine Cougler

June 22, 2016
The Letters of Dorothy Osborne: What Price the Loyalty to Love, Guest post on EHFA

June 9, 2016
What Do Writers and Snidely Whiplash Have in Common?: Plotting

November 1, 2015
Writing with Writers, The Collective Inspiration to Share

September 20, 2015
'Prosetry' Short Story, Sixpence Across the Palm wins WW Challenge

July 7, 2015
Evolution of a Garden

March 30, 2015
Paths of Success, the Writers' Journey

February 23, 2015
What Makes a Legend?, the hero's journey

February 5, 2015
Versatile Has New Meaning, VBA Award Nomination!

January 30, 2015
Judgement Day, Charles I, the legacy of a life and one cold January morning

December 29, 2014
The Maple and the Ash, What the past holds, the new years brings

November 18, 2014
Writing Doesn't Have to be a Solitary Act, Where booklovers convene and Legend is unveiled

October 4, 2014
History as Real Life, London, past and present

August 2, 2014
The Busy Life of Hounds, Legend of Three Crowns is born

May 6, 2014
Favourite Inspirations from History, the writers in all of us

March 20, 2014
Writing Life Travels, Nassau, Bahamas

February 4, 2014
Dr. Suess on Crack, a new spin on Childhood Heroes

January 14, 2014