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Grandpa Ernie’s Secrets is edited 2-22-20

The final, edited version of Grandpa Ernies Secrets will be available on Tuesday on Amazon. It’s free in the Kindle Lending Library. It is an interesting and fun spy novel with some light hearted...

February 3, 2020

For those of you how reside in Costa Rica, my novella, “Dreams of Costa Rica” may be interesting. My uncle went to live there in 1939 or so and never came back. He had...

Jan.27. 2020 – Grandpa Ernie’s Secrets

I just received Grandpa Ernie’s Secrets back form the editor and I am reading it again for the umpteenth millionth time. It will be up on Amazon and Good Reads as soon as I...

January, 2020- Benvenuti nel mio sito

Sono uno scrittore sconosciuto. Mi chiamo R. C. hand, Google me a R. C. Hand, autore. Li vedrai una mia foto e le copertine dei miei romanzi. Sono un Americano e non parlo italiano,...

Sao Paulo Brazil -2020

Welcome to my site. Bem vindo ao meu site. We visited your country a few years ago for Carnaval and an Amazon Cruise. Visitamos seu pais ha alguns anos para o Carnaval e um...

Nochevieja – 2019

Quiero desearles a todos ustedes y a Sudamerica un feliz ano nuevo. He tenido un muy buen ano y le deseo lo mismo en al proximo ano. Estoy investigando sobre mi nuevo preludio de...

A look back at my youth. Dec.23,2019

I was very fortunate to live an unconventional childhood. Many others have done the same and benefitted from that experience, I am sure. When I was around six, my family created a restaurant in...

South Africa – 2018 – Read about our trip

Come to my Dec.8, 2019 blog and read it. I have a free chapter of my novel, “Sailing Away,” there, for you. Beware, it is a long chapter, and filled with historical information and...

Dec.15, 2019 – Judgment Day – Chapter One

This is another first chapter from one of my books. This is a detective story. It takes place in Santa Monica, California now. It is a novella, but I may go back to it...

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....

“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, Prelude to Rome. It is a short history of William’s school days until he graduated from Georgetown University. Remember? Ernie went there...

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...

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...

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...

October – Back at work

I am back busy writing everyday. I wrote a short story on my cruise and am working on filling it out with more detail and interesting characters. It is about an old house filled...

Grandpa Ernie’s Secrets

I hope that you are all well out in the big world. I am reworking Grandpa Ernie’s Secrets now. It will not be a long process. However we leave on the 19th for the...

Grandpa Ernie’s Secrets

It has come to my attention that there are a few problems with the book at the moment. There were some bits left out during the formatting process. Please be patient and I will...

Prelude to Rome

Jan.2 -2019 – I have started the prequel to Grandpa Ernie’s Secrets. I never write from an outline or name my characters before they introduce themselves to me. I create the outline as I...

The Adventures of the Smith Family – June 5, 2019

June 5, 2019 – I hired an editor and she looked over this novel of mine. I have worked on it for the last five years while doing other novels that are shorter and...

Marksmanship – 2018

My siblings and I had many cousins. One of our aunts had ten acres in Huntington Beach across from the Good Shepard Cemetery. She rented the land out to a farmer who grew hay....

Sailing Away

Sailing Away is available now on Amazon. Catch up with Sam and the rest of the Smiths as their lives continue. Sam is leaving for the adventure of his life. What will he learn...

Judgment Day

Watch a cop lose track of reality, his honor and his family at the same time. Is his life worth anything if he isn’t trying to bring a band of vicious bikers to justice?...

The Adventures of the Smith Family

Watch Lawrence go from a poor young serf on Lord Huntington’s land without much of a work ethic and just eking out enough food along with his family to survive. See him become a...