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.

MOST RECENT: PUBLISHED OR WILL BE PUBLISHED SOON

How can I use my life’s experiences to write short stories?

For many years I paid part of my family’s bills by writing confession stories. They are true stories and the author’s name is never given. I wondered how it would work using my own life experiences for stories. If I would be criticized.

The funny thing is, the few times that family was there when the free copy arrived in the mail with my story in it clearly marked for everyone to see, no one recognized the story they read as something that had actually happened. They complimented me on my imagination.

I think that happened because everyone sees events differently. I once heard a writer say that ten writers could write a faithful description of the same event and no two would be even remotely similar. I suspect he was right.

So, you simply tell the story however you wish, changing names and places and any other identifiable material. Then let your readers enjoy the story they are reading that they think is fictional because they don’t recognize a thing.

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