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.



I’m sending my latest clean, small-town romance to the publishers in a week or so. Which means I’ll be looking for people to read my newest book so I’ll know if people like it. I need beta readers.

Anyone interested? If you are, email me at fwitkop@gmail.com and I’ll email you back a free pdf copy of the book. Because the more people who read The Christmas House before publication (and let me know what they think), the better feel I’ll get for how it’ll go over.

Here’s the first edition of the back cover blurb. It’ll probably change before publication, but this will give you an idea what it’s about to help you decide whether or not you’d like to read it.

Back Cover Blurb:

More than anything, Abby Carr wants to own the house in the forest where she spent many happy, childhood summers and she can have it if she follows the rules her grandmother laid down for owning it. But she can’t follow them if she doesn’t know what they are.

Having quit her job and moved to the north woods of Minnesota to live there and eventually own the house in the forest, she moves in — and realizes her grandmother wasn’t specific about those requirements. Exactly what does ‘living the old way’ mean? And how can she ‘make a living and become part of the community’ when there are no available jobs? But she’ll do her best. Until, on her very first day she gets between a mother bear and its cubs and barely escapes with her life. Things go downhill from there and only the help of her hunky neighbor promises to get her through the year alive and undamaged.

Bruce Merriweather grew up in a wilderness household without electricity and pretty much knows everything there is to know about living in the forest and is willing to tutor Abby in ‘living the old way’ and to help her ‘make a living and become a part of the community’ if she’ll pay him in her to-die-for muffins, which he dearly loves.

Muffins? Really!

With no other options, she reluctantly follows his odd advice, ignoring his effect on her libido because neither of them has time for romance. But romance has a way of sneaking into the busiest of hearts and Christmas in the forest is the perfect time and place for love to bloom.

It’ll probably change but that gives you an idea. If you are a sucker for clean, small-town romances involving normal, well-adjusted people, then this is the book for you.

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