News & Events

Clay County Writers

Saturday, August 6 at 10 a.m.
Orange Park Library, 2054 Plainfield Avenue, Orange Park, FL
The FWA Clay County Writers group relaunches monthly meetings under the leadership of Lou Pugliese. I’ll be there to welcome everyone. Please join us.

Mystery Writers Panel

Thursday, September 15 at 1 a.m.
Waterworks (Next to St. Augustine’s Main Library)
Join three other area mystery writers and me as we discuss the inner workings of creating a mystery novel.

Quiz Show Scandals & My Mediocre Radio Career

In 1956 Americans were glued to their TV sets watching the new game show Twenty-One, hosted by Jack Barry and produced by Dan Enright. Charismatic brainiac Charles Van Doren ultimately “earned” $129,000 (the equivalent of $1,188,665 today) and became so famous he appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Twenty-One’s popularity read more…

Ghost of a Chance for a Silver Medal

Surely, some writers are as comfortable on the golf course, tennis court, or in the gym as they are running words together to create entertaining stories. I don’t happen to be one of them, so the thought of appearing in the Olympics or any athletic competition would fall under the read more…

Storytelling 101 Workshop

Learning to write a well-crafted novel or short story can take years of practice, but an understanding of the basic techniques of storytelling can quickly flatten the learning curve.

Storytelling 101 is for both beginning writers and more advanced pros looking for new insights. I will lead writers in three virtual read more…

Ghostly Whispers Available In Print

Ghostly Whispers, Secret Voices, my collection of six dark and surprising tales, has been available as a Kindle ebook for several years. During that time I’ve heard from people who told me they would rather hold a physical print book in their hands and wished Ghostly Whispers was available in paperback. I’ve not read more…

Beaches Reader Fest

Join me and 14 other local authors at the first Annual Beaches Reader Fest, Saturday, November 16 at the Beaches Branch Library. Cassandra King Conroy is the keynote speaker, and she’ll talk about her late husband Pat Conroy. The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and features a read more…

Jax Book Fest 2019

Visit me at this year’s Jax Book Fest
Where: Jacksonville’s Main Library, 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL
When: Saturday, February 23, 10 AM to 3 PM
What: JBF is a celebration of the written word with dozens of authors, panel discussions, children’s activities, and book sales. And it’s free!