Do You Hear What I Sing

Once upon a time dinosaurs ruled the universe with loud, commanding voices. Now, humans rule the world with even louder cacophony. Today, I think, birds choose to speak softly to balance human clamor on this planet. In this book, the author hides behind these birds to amplify their voices, pride, meditations, thoughts, avowals and feelings to silence human noises. The speakers in each poem are these noble birds themselves: seagull, dove, hummingbird, nightingale, canary, woodpecker, cuckoo, vul... [Read More...]

Free: Every Which Way But Home

Jolted from his cozy life when he accompanies his Boss, Ian, on an ill-fated trip, Barney is thrown into the unfamiliar world of Barranyup Dog Pound. Getting lost was his own fault – he’s got nobody to blame but himself. There’s nothing worse for a dog than feeling sheepish! Now that he’s been incarcerated, the smart-arse young mutt must use his wits and his ‘smarts’ to survive this hostile environment. Can he learn to use the system under the guidance of Charlie... [Read More...]

Free: Good News For Dead People

The second civil war has come to America, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are riding. Follow a psychopath fresh out of prison, a thyroid patient searching for pills, and a Senator’s shroom-obsessed son, among others, as they navigate the dangers of a bizarre world that is hostile to life itself. See war and collapse from perspectives never explored, from genesis to the bitter end. Free on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

The Bitter Beginnings: Revive

The Bitter Beginnings: Revive tells the story of newly divorced Aurora Marcs and disgruntled workaholic Titus Rucco — two adults whose stories, though starkly different, couldn’t be more drenched in the woes of everyday life. What happens when these two unlike individuals inadvertently cross paths on the coastal shores of Malta? Will they let their differences get in the way of discovering new things about themselves and each other? Will their budding relationship prevail in the midst of li... [Read More...]

Victory of Brothers in Arms

Victory of Brothers in Arms: The Gripping Tale of the Battle of Agincourt is a creative historical retelling of 14th century England, during the reign of the late King Henry V. Told through the eyes of Will—a member of the intimate circle of the royal guards, created to be a secret squadron to help protect the current monarch on the throne. Following the crowning of the new king, a long-planned plot to seize the French monarchy finally comes to fruition. It focuses on how the main protagonist... [Read More...]

Persephone’s Spring

Spring 2020, the Covid 19 virus declared its war to conquer every continent. This pandemic was a world-wide tragedy of historic proportions. I wrote one villanelle per day during the San Francisco Bay Area’s shelter-in-place 3/16/2020 to 5/3/2020. This year, Persephone did not come back from the underworld, Spring Maiden did not bring spring to us. I searched all over for her; I ran and ran like Forrest Gump… Yes, we suffered, we witnessed deaths and the picture of what death is like; we tr... [Read More...]

The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride

At 100 years old, Murray McBride has outlived everyone he’s ever loved. But when he meets Jason Cashman, a 10-year-old boy with a terminal illness, Murray may learn something about finding meaning in life as he helps his young friend fulfill his last wishes. With all his family and friends gone, one-hundred-year-old Murray McBride is looking for a reason to live. He finds it in Jason Cashman, a ten-year-old boy with a terminal heart defect and a list of five things he wants to do before h... [Read More...]