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Photo by Heather South


Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you're here. I'm glad you read. I'm glad you take an interest in writers and writing. And I'm glad you love books. 


I write fiction and non-fiction, essays and short stories, and occasionally very bad poetry that nobody ever sees. At the moment I'm writing the second book of THE MARGARET CHRONICLES, a planned trilogy set in 14th century England, France, and Germany. I've lived with the story and the characters for a very long time and they're pretty insistent that I finish and get their story published. 

I Hear Voices


No, not those kind of voices. My characters speak to me. Sometimes they refuse to cooperate with my outline. Sometimes they speak to me in the worst possible places, like the shower or in the car as I'm driving. Sometimes completely new characters pop up out of nowhere and demand to be heard. I'm glad I don't live in the 14th century -- I'd be burned at the stake!

Big News!! I'm now a Certified Book Coach!

If you want to write a book, but don't know how to start or if you've written a book but it's been turned down by agents and publishers, I might be able to help you. Check out my Book Coach page. Click on the link in the menu above.


The gorgeous background design on this page is from the Lindisfarne Gospels, written and illuminated by monks around 700 AD on the island monastery of Lindisfarne in the north of England.  The artistry of the illuminators, working by hand without benefit of copy machines or computer-aided design, is stunning. Visit the British Library site to "turn the pages."

The Lindisfarne Gospels makes an appearance in the first book of THE MARGARET CHRONICLES. 

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