Busy as a Bee – January Book Sale and Signing

My writer’s imagination creates the idea that many of you, like me, have been very busy the past few weeks. One with the air travels fiasco. Another is the more pleasant celebration of holidays with family and friends. A third may be closing out 2022 and getting ready for 2023, especially, if you own and […]

Book Signing and Sale

Tom standing with books

Here I am at last week’s Local Author Event hosted by The Green Door Book Store and Gift Shoppe. I met other authors and publishers and interacted with booklovers. The added benefit was the opportunity to discuss my books, and sold a few.

Why and What to Write – Part V

A dark window asking What is Your Story? behind which is a desk with books

This is the last installment of my ‘Why and What to Write’ series. Authors express themselves through the art of writing. Early stories were epistles in the form of cuneiform, Linear B impressed into clay tablets, and hieroglyphics on papyrus. Eventually, words were created and written using the inventions of paper, feather quills dipped into […]

Why and What to Write – Part IV

In today’s digital world, does anyone write love letters? Let alone keep them? Are romantic correspondences preserved, or deleted? Do amorous episodes get cached, or purged? Are such records of events retained or lost in the dustbin of history? Archivists possess the letters John Adams wrote to Abigail. Robert E. Lee’s letters to his family […]

Thankful

I take the opportunity at this time of year to thank all of you who purchased my books, and to those readers who wrote and posted positive reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. I thank everyone who has visited my website or joined me on Facebook and LinkedIn. I give thanks to all who have helped […]

Why and What to Write – Part III

In the next weeks, people around the world will celebrate a variety of holidays with festivities, friends, and loved ones. It is during these times I especially think of family gatherings when sons and daughters, moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas share their common traditions. What a wonderful opportunity to listen, learn and seek answers […]

Why and What to Write – Part II

This week I offer why I wrote “President You.” Simply, it was disappointment in overly partisan congresses and divisive presidencies. That and my belief politicians fail to provide citizens with adequate information regarding public policy initiatives. Too often, elected officials accentuate their version of the positive while hiding detrimental negatives. You can probably come up […]

Why and What to Write – Part I

This is the first of a five-part commentary on Why and What to Write. Human beings have within themselves tales to tell. Verbally, they infuse heart and soul into their “once upon a time.” Many of them are fortunate enough, talented enough, stubborn enough, lucky enough, and skilled enough to transfer their animations from the […]

Technology

Someone once said, “Women. Can’t live with them. Can’t live without them.” I feel that way about technology. Last week I spent nearly 3 days dealing with technology – specifically VPN. I have used it for months with no issues. Suddenly, I could not access my e-mails with VPN turned on. No problem with VPN […]

Family History

Last blog, I mentioned my aunt passing away. Over the last couple of weeks, I have been diligently sorting through her family genealogy records my cousin sent me. Many of the items were photographs of family reunions and 50th wedding anniversaries. Of note were letters my grandmother wrote to one of my aunts back in the […]