Wrongful Conviction

As you may know, I am a founding member of SLuGs (Sarasota Literary Guild). So I am pleased to announce that SLuGs member, Janet Heijens, will have her début novel, "Wrongful Conviction - A Jean Jankowski Mystery" released September 5, 2015. It is being published by Five Star Mysteries, a division of Gale Publishing. I cannot recommend this book … Continue reading Wrongful Conviction

Heros Never Lack Conviction

Why do I write Westerns? I sat down to blog on this question “Why Westerns?”, and realized the answer could fill a volume. The Western's hero is one reason, but besides the heroes it has something to do with the adage “write what you know”. Westerns are also a heck of a lot of fun. … Continue reading Heros Never Lack Conviction

Learning to write is like breaking free of addiction.

I am a writer because I love to hear my own voice Not literally hear my voice, but the voices in my head that shout about these people and places and what they do and...Oh, never mind. Forget I mentioned voices in my head. Ok, there are a few, but they don’t ever tell me … Continue reading Learning to write is like breaking free of addiction.

Reading – Important to a Writer?

I am a writer because I have my own stories to tell in my own way. I am a control freak and where better to exert control than my story. So reading someone else's story is like asking a painter to color in another person's coloring book. Ok, that was my opinion in the beginning. I have … Continue reading Reading – Important to a Writer?

My Journey to Becoming a Writer – Part 1

From as far back as I can remember I have wanted to create: paint, write, build, landscape, spin yarns. “You are smart, get good grades.  Get a good job, make money -  Artists starve.” I heard over and over. So I joined the marines, trained in high tech, got discharged, landed a well- paid technology … Continue reading My Journey to Becoming a Writer – Part 1