New Book Published!

“John Campbell Miller, Builder of Fancy Homes in Rural  West Virginia” is ready! I just got the hard cover copies today.  It is a trip into rural America’s history, for sure, with lots of rich local history. ‘Beautifully illustrated and with...

Terry Lee Martin, New Author

Silver Goblet Press is premiering a new author, Terry Lee Martin, and a beautifully written fantasy, “Seeds of the Guardian,” the first of a series. We both participated in a writing workshop in historic Rugby, Tennessee several years ago led by author...

An Interesting Correction

I messed up! Not a huge mistake, but big enough to correct. Last month, I got an email from Elaine and Bill Jones in Illinois about an event in my book, “Pick Your Poison.” In the story, a plane crash happened in Lindside, WV (and it really did happen back...

A New Book is Coming…

Since August 2019, I have been working on a new book, a biography (even though I resolved to never write another after Dr. Dickason’s story was completed). Somehow I knew I was going to be asked to do this and I was just as sure that I would say no. I simply did...

RTFB Book Club

          Linda Zirkle of the RTFB Book Club was kind enough to invite me to speak about the Stella and Jonas series last week. The night of the meeting, I was tired after teaching school and apprehensive about meeting new, possibly stilted people. I couldn’t...

Indie Award!

  Very unexpected good news today – Try and Be Somebody was chosen as a finalist in the 2019 New Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA)! It is gratifying to have the story of Dr. Henry Lake Dickason and my alma mater, Bluefield State College, recognized by a national...

Another Award for “Pick Your Poison!”

Got this today: CONGRATULATIONS Finalists in the 2018-2019 Reader Views Literary Awards Program!! Tickled that my latest, Pick Your Poison, is a finalist in their Mystery/Thriller Category. Pleased that it was recognized at all Here’s their review: PICK YOUR POISON...

December Events

How quickly 2018 flew by!  And yet, how far away last spring seems in the evolution of the earth and our humble lives. Every beautiful day, every kindness, and even every conflict shapes growth, even in the construction of personality. My year is surely reflected in...