I love stories.

I listen to them. I watch them on TV, videos, or movies. I read them.

And I write them.

I’ve written almost every kind of story there is. Mystery, romance, confession, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, and every other kind I can think of and garnered a couple prizes and ‘best-selling’ author designations along the way.

I’ve written short stories, novellas, and novels.

In the process I’ve learned that my favorite stories are science fiction and paranormal. Preferably the two combined.

My stories are always clean, they are always either contemporary or near future, they always have at least a slight romantic element, and they always end happily. Always. Guaaranteed. (Okay, two short stories, ‘The River Boy’ and ‘Down From The Mountain’ have endings that might not be considered completely happy. Maybe just somewhat happy. You decide.)

Check out the covers below and see what you think. And have a happy, happy day.



In a previous tip, I said you are in every story you write. That’s true and knowing and using that fact can make your stories better.

Whenever you character gets into a difficult situation… and they always do because stories are about characters in difficult situations… and you are considering various ways for said character to deal with said difficult situation, think what you’d do if you were in their place.

You might not be a Navy Seal if that’s what your main character is, or have magical powers or whatever other special attributes you’ve given your character but I’m absolutely certain that you know how you’d take care of business if you were a Seal or did have extraordinary powers. And, knowing that, you know what your character should do. What you’d do if you were your character.

That action makes that character believable. Makes him or her real. Gives your writing honesty. And makes your story one readers will remember long after they’ve put the book down.


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