For My Fiction

When I see authors on social media moaning over how their family doesn’t want read their books, I find I can only smile.

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All The Stories Yet To Be Written

I don’t think I would have written any of my books as I had if we had not built that house. Spending so much time there after, something about the area drew me into wanting to write about it.

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Snapshots

I do not agree with the increasingly common assertion that adult readers “need to see themselves” in a character in order to be interested in a book. In fact, I believe rather the opposite.

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The Triangular Alliance

My wife also laughs to family and friends, “It’s a bit of a weird feeling being English and visiting George Washington’s or Thomas Jefferson’s house.”

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Our Always Imperfect World

As was the case for most of those who came before us (such as those “1787” fictional people above), most of us wish merely to live our lives in peace amongst our families and friends.

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At “5 o’clock in the mornings”

At β€œ5 o’clock in the mornings” thinking and typing sessions at my PC over in the Catskills, in upstate New York, I began outlining and producing a travel/students/Europe/romance story…

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The British And The Americans: Beginnings

An aside to put the era in some additional context. As the American rebellion was breaking out in 1775, in England one Jane Austen was born that same year and lived until 1817.

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“My wife is going to read this…”

I have learned over the years that writing “sex” is tremendously difficult. The fundamental problem is trying to put sex into words: I write such scenes over and over…

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“Ammunition” For Debate

Even in our New York, with much stricter local gun ownership laws than Texas, I know quite a few of our rural Catskills neighbors are armed to the teeth. I use the term “neighbors” loosely because houses “nearby” are few and far between…

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