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.


Question and answer: How do you stretch an idea or story into a full-length book?

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Sometimes you can’t. If the story is thin to begin with, then maybe it’s just meant to be a short story.

But most of the time it can become a full-length book by adding twists and turns and more characters to the plot.

Put obstacles in the way of the main character achieving what he/she sets out to achieve. Those obstacles will become the bulk of the story with the beginning of the story being the beginning of the book and the ending of the story being the end of the book.

It’s what comes in between that’s the difference between a short story and a book.

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