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    First chapter of my next book–Quinton

    I started this book four and half years ago for National Novel Writing Month. I didn’t finish it then. Which is okay, even if I didn’t finish NaNoMo I still had the skeleton for a new story. I wanted to finish this earlier. Like much earlier. But sometimes life interferes. This book is a departure for me. The main characters are still children, but this is my first PG-13 novel. Do with that as you will. But the main chapters are still children that feel left out and use friends and community to solve problems. I don’t set out to write books with that theme. The books just appear and…

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    Happy Birthday Bono, thanks for all the songs.

    Bono turned 62 today. You may not care. But when your heros get old you are getting old. When your heros get old then they won’t be with you much longer to give you the experiences that you have come to expect from them. I have followed U2 since 1988 when I was a freshman cross country runner. It was pretty much a requirement to like U2 and be on the team. We watched Rattle and Hum, the VHS tape thank you very much just about everyday during our week long summer camp. The Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum era of 1987-88 is what introduced me to U2. I…

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    Three new books coming in 2022

    In my last post I talked about how the longer I go through life the more growth minded as opposed to goal focused I become. Goals just stress me out. If you miss them you just feel depressed. Hit them and the feeling of success fades very quickly. So I am trying this year to just focus on improving. But having said that I hope to have out three books this year, Number Investigators #4. a yet untitled Christmas picture book, and my first middle grade novel called Quinton, a novel that’s been sitting on my desk way…too…long. It’s time for it to be free. But these are all books…

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    Happy 2022. Growth verses goals.

    It’s 2022. what the heck. Over the last few years I’ve dealt with a separation, a divorce, becoming a single dad and a move to a house that needs a lot of TLC, new school district, new job, broken arm so it’s been…more than normal. Oh yeah, and a pandemic–the Covid–the Rona. Can’t forget that. All of that put together have been road bumps in my goals. At least in my goals previously I had hope to hit in previous years. But goals break your heart. They hurt. They remind you of your short comings. And if you do hit a goal the dopamine hit is short lived. Whoo hoo!…

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    Come and see me at JR Tucker high school in on Saturday, November 20. Come by for signed copies of my books.

    I am finally getting back to it. Getting out there and selling books in person. If you’re in the Richmond/Henrico area come on by and see me and pick up some signed books. The show is to support  the J.R. Tucker Theatre Department in their journey to perform at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland in August of 2022. So come on by! Click here to find out more on their Facebook page. Come on out and pick up a signed copy of any of my books!

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    Sally Hemingway and the STEM Contest now available on Kindle

    The first two books in this series came out in 2018 and 2019, but then in 2019 I dealt with my separation and job hunt all at the same time. So this book was put on the proverbial shelf for awhile as I actually finished the manuscript in 2019 and then in 2020 had it proofread and edited. But just a lesson that sometimes things get in the way. Plus with the pandemic I side tracked with my silly posts about the zombie acpolyse and Crazy Carl. But life is coming back around to being able to write and publish more regularly now. This time around Sally takes the lead…

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    New book coming this week

    I uploaded the final Kindle version for Sally Hemingway and the STEM Contest. It should be ready by the end of the week. Click here to order it on Kindle. The paperback should be ready next month. Amazon has unfortunately done way with the Kindle Matchbook program where if you ordered the paperback you could get the Kindle version for cheaper or free. I only sold a handful of Kindle copies that way but it was still a nice offer to customers.

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    Cover Reveal for Sally Hemingway and the STEM Contest

    I have been sitting on this book for awhile. The manuscript has been finished for a year. But sometimes life gets in the way. And for some reason I just couldn’t get myself to get the cover finished. Well, I went on vacation and came back and ordered the cover. The first two books in the series focused on Charlotte Morgan, at the recommendation of one of my first readers and editors it was suggested to continue the series with each character taking the lead. So with this entry we move the focus to Sally who is more interested in engineering than just math. Preorder information will be coming later…