Category: Books

Fallon Hotel – Chapter Eighteen

The sound of the leaves, rocks and twigs crunching under Andy’s feet mingled with the lively conversation of the birds as he walked through the gates of the Columbia Cemetery, his arms flung out like wings as he picked up the pace and quickly headed to the back of the property.  Normally, Andy was a boy who lived closed in on himself, tucked in and hunkered down, like he was preparing for an outside assault at any moment.  In a […]

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Storytellers Tell Stories

It’s a simple truth: storytellers tell stories.  However, storytellers sometimes forget that they’re not supposed to tell some of the stories they’ve been told.  Other times they may or may not have had an adult beverage then completely lose sight of the fact that they need to change (or omit) some names they’ve been told, to protect the infamous.  Insolent.  I mean, innocent. [Or, maybe all of the above.] I am a Storyteller.  And I will not, for one second, […]

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Fallon Hotel – Chapter Seventeen

No one brings me flowers.  It finally occurred to Jeri, a small extent of the pain that poor Ezra was in and why he was so drawn to Andy and, in some small way, her, too.  She wondered, how long had he been interred at the cemetery with no marker, no relations and no one to remember him?  It had always seemed sad to Jeri that so many occupants of cemeteries were ultimately abandoned and forgotten due to families moving […]

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Fallon Hotel – Chapter Sixteen

Fallon Hotel – Chapter Sixteen Waking with a start, Jeri opened her eyes in the gray light of morning, finding it hard to breathe from the compression of Ezra’s uncomfortable grip on her.  Frightened, she realized just how desperate Ezra was to connect and wondered if Andy had felt any of the anxiety and fear that she has in the presence of… what, exactly?  It’s not as if she’d seen anything.  So far, she had only heard and felt the […]

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Fallon Hotel – Chapter Fifteen

Drifting off to sleep, Jeri found herself continuing to hum the melody of “Hard Times Come Again No More” until the mild vibration of the slowing notes carried her off — far, far away from her cozy little room in the Fallon Hotel. She found herself walking the streets of Columbia during the late afternoon, knowing that the last streaks of sunshine would soon be hitting the tops of the trees along Main Street announcing the arrival of dusk.  As […]

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Psssst! New Book…

My new book has been released, but I’m not shouting it from the rooftops yet.  I’m letting you know, because you’ve been kind enough to stop by to take a look at some of my other words.  And, partly too because when you climb up on a rooftop with a publicist you gotta take clams. Lots and lots of clams (aka dough/bread/cabbage/cheddar/cash). The book is called “No Family Tree” and is being promoted as a chapter book for kids, but […]

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