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.



Chris the Story Reading Ape 


Ah hah! I now know that Christ, the story-reading ape is male. I’ve always wondered whether ‘Chris’ was short for Christopher or Christine. Or simply Chris, whether male or female.

I once spoke with a novel marketing person who suggested that I come up with a pen name that could be either male or female because what I write is more often written by men than women. Then she further suggested that the name should begin with a letter in the first half of the alphabet and be short and simple with connotations that are positive. It was a marketing thing, she said.

I spent a lot of agonizing time trying to come up with a name that fit all of her criteria. And, eventually, gave up. So I’m still Florence Witkop.



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