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Dec.13, 2019 -Dreams of Costa Rica – Chapter One

This book is an adventure based on a true story of a family member. I found the story interesting and worth looking at. I found the characters interesting and some even likable, as I...

Dec.8, 2019-The first chapter of “Sailing Away”

This first chapter of “Sailing Away” that I started to put up the other day isn’t all up yet. There’s still much more to come. I will put the rest of it up tonight....

Dec.7, 2019 “Sailing Away” is up on Amazon now.

“Sailing Away is a sailing adventure that takes place on a voyage from London and through the Mediterranean sea with many stops. It then proceeds down the west coast of Africa to Cape Town....

To my readers in Africa – Thanks for coming to my site for a look

My wife and I had a great trip to Africa a few years ago. I have written about the trip on my travel blog. Please take a look at it if you haven’t already....

“Sailing Away – Chapter One – Dec.12, 2019

This is the follow up novel to “The Adventures of the Smith Family.” You will recognize some of the characters and there will be letters sent to some of them from abroad. This story...

Prelude to Rome – Harry and Franklin – 1918

“I have met Harry and Franklin today. Franklin is Ernie’s grandfather father. William is the main character of Prelude to Rome. He has just graduated from Georgetown. William’s is Ernie’s father from “Grandpa Ernie’s...

Prelude to Rome – 2019

I have three chapters of Prelude to Rome completed. Obviously I will reread them a hundred times and rewrite them fifty. That is my process. William Wilson is the main character. He is Ernie’s...

It has begun. Prelude to Rome

I have written the introduction of William Wilson for my new book. It is a short history of William’s school days until he entered Georgetown University. Remember? Ernie went there as did Bobby. Read...

A new project for December, 2019

I hope you all had a relaxing and safe Thanksgiving. There are some first chapters up now on my site for you to read from a few of my novels. Perhaps they will wet...

The Theater – November 2, 2019

I went to two plays this week in my area. One was Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch and the other was a live local production of “Violet.” The “Hamlet” was a five year old production...

Mongolia – 2016 -The Horse Race

We went far out into the countryside for a large and important event one day. It was a long horse race in a straight line from somewhere off in the far distance which then...

My books – Nov. 26, 2019

I have put the first chapters of some of my books for you to read on my site. I hope that they might be interesting to you and that you might want to read...

Being a writer -Nov.22, 2019

I do not profess to be a writer. I am just a fledgeling story teller. I was lucky enough to be placed in an environment rich in characters and events. I don’t have the...

Nov. 19,2019 – Kazu, the new version.

Kazu is finished except for the editing. It is a third longer now with much more dialog and excitement. I hope you look it over when it is up once again. This is a...

Grandpa Ernie’s Secrets-Sept. 2019

There will be many more pictures coming to my travel site very soon. Ernie is finished and up on Amazon now. It is filled with characters out of today’s news. I think that it...

Nov.16, 2019 – “Atlanta” by R. C. Hand – Chapter One

This is a crime drama. It takes place in the 60’s when some things were a little different. Not better or worse, just different. Murder, however, was and still is against the law. This...

November 15, 2019 – Kazu

It is 10:50 Am in California. I write for five or six hours everyday. I know that sounds like a lot, but I enjoy it very much. I have finally figured out my process....

Nov.11, 2019 – Kazu, Son of Osheda Kamasaki – Chapter One

There are only so many types of stories that one can write about in the world that we live in. Romance, science fiction, war, history and such. Shakespeare covered most of them, I suppose....

Nov.11, 2019-Kazu,Son of Osheda Kamasaki

It’s a cool cloudy morning here in the small craft harbor where I have lived for many years. I have lived here for 37 years and loved every minute of it. It can be...

Nov.9, 2019 – The Adventures of the Smith Family, Chapter One

I have five or six novels up on Amazon now. Perhaps one of them will capture your interest. This next novel is a tale about a young boy who is swept up by circumstances...

Grandpa Ernies Secrets – Just a peek. Nov.8, 2019

This is a part of the first chapter to Grandpa Ernie’s Secrets. I hope that you enjoy it and want to read more. I could see into my grandfather’s library through the sheer curtains...

The Theater – November 2, 2019

I went to two plays this week in my area. One was Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch and the other was a live local production of “Violet.” The “Hamlet” was a five year old production...

A free piece of my book, Grandpa Ernie’s Secrets.

If you would like to read a little of my book, “Granpa Ernie’s Secrets, send me a note and I will put it up here. If enough people ask, I will put up a...

The House on the Cliff – Oct.31, 2019

I am finished with a little story about a haunted house. It seemed a good time to do it with this holiday at hand. It went well and is about fifty pages long so....

The Ouija board – October, 2019

The Ouija board was invented by Elijah Bond and patented on May 28, 1890. I only mention this because it is a powerful tool in some hands and Halloween is coming up. When my...

The House on the Cliff – October, 2019

I am working on a new story right now. I have no idea how long it will be. At the moment its is about twenty five pages and involves a rather picturesque mansion on...

Leaving Folsom – Oct. 21, 2019

We are leaving Folsom for home today. We had a nice visit with family, but sadly we have to leave. All is well here and our long drive is now before us. As I...

Oct.20, 2019 – Off to Folsom

We headed back south to Folsom on the 5 Freeway through the Great Central Valley of California. It is the bread basket of our state. We are getting a second look at the countryside...

Oct. 20,2019 – We are off to Folsom

We had a great visit with some former neighbors of my wife. They have two grown children that my wife had baby sat when she was a young teenager. They all shared fond memories...

A road trip to Northern California – Oct. 18, 2019

We took off on our road trip this morning. Our first stop is Santa Maria, California. We arrived at my other in law’s home in three hours and fifteen minutes from Sunset Beach, California....