Category Archives: My Fiction

Short stories, novella and novel snippets

First draft


I wrote for eight, nine hours a day, removed from distractions during a writers residency at the Weymouth Center for the Arts. When I emerged bleary eyed and triumphant, I left with the completed first draft of An American Terrorist. Continue reading

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Meet Paul


Now that you’ve met Janelle, I’ll introduce you to Paul, a 27-year-old from Clinton, Iowa. The tall, blue-eyed veteran looks more like an all-American boy than the terrorist he’s accused of being. But, then, the jury is still out on … Continue reading

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Meet Janelle


I’d like to introduce you to Janelle. If you read my blog last week, you know that she is one of my two main characters. Janelle is the journalist that is investigating the terrorist attack for her Chicago paper. But, … Continue reading

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Detour


I’ve paused my research on terrorists for a week while I edit down Igniting the Tinderbox: A Story of Afghanistan to submit to a Press 53 contest. Press 53 is a small, respected N.C. publishing house. (The press publishes poet … Continue reading

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