If you have the cure, all you need is the disease. That is the premise of my new novel, The Cure, coming this fall. It is set in the mountains of western North Carolina at a lab for a biopharmaceutical … Continue reading
With almost thirty years in the health care field, I am all too familiar with the red, white, and blue card carried by Medicare beneficiaries. I never thought I’d see the day when I’d have my own.
Well, that day is today and represents a milestone in many ways. It is a time of great thanks for making it sixty-five years, and for the many blessings that have come my way. I have so much to be grateful for, including being able to walk in, sit at my computer, and type this column.
It is a time for reflection as I remember those friends and family who are no longer with us. That list keeps growing and seems to be surpassing the list of those present. As a good friend reminded me years ago, funerals are for the living, not for the departed. Good advice.
I’m amazed at the places I’ve been and the priceless memories I’ve collected. That is my treasure. I never dreamed a good ole boy from Macon, Georgia would have a list as rich as mine.
It is a time for hope, in spite of the toxic, partisan cloud that has enveloped our country. I’ve always been an optimist, hopefully wearing glasses tinted with realism. After all these years, I doubt I’m going to change.
Last, I begin to think about legacy. I reflect on all those in my life who’ve had such a positive impact on me. I hope I remembered to tell them. In over six decades on this earth, I hope that I’ve managed to do some good things to go with the many mistakes I’ve made. And one day, I hope that someone remembers me in this way, for being a favorable influence in their life.
Nothing else a person could ask for.
Happy New Year! I just finished the first draft of my next novel and am getting ready to send it out to my beta readers. New characters and new setting! I’m excited about it. Will be sharing more information soon. … Continue reading
The other night, I started reading Pat Conroy’s Death of Santini. His words flow like the tidal creeks in the marshes of the low country, in seemingly random directions but ultimately leading to a larger, more important body of water. … Continue reading
Satan Shoal is now available at My Favorite Books in Tallahassee and on Amazon in both print and Kindle formats. … Continue reading
Satan Shoal is on the way! Right now, you can pre-order it from My Favorite Books in Tallahassee. Look for an announcement soon on Thriller Tuesday Book Launch party with fellow author Donna Meredith. … Continue reading
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The Care Card won a 2nd place Royal Palm Literary Award this past Saturday! … Continue reading
Last evening, I was honored to meet with the Thomasville Literary Society, a local book club that had selected my book, A Case of Revenge, for their monthly title. I enjoy talking with readers as much as I do writing. … Continue reading
Pleased to announce that The Care Card won a Gold medal from the 2015 Florida Authors and Publishers Association.2015-FAPA-Award Certificate-Gold-AF-Suspense-Bollinger … Continue reading