Big Granny’s Wish Book

A Vignette

This little story came about while working with one of my clients, so after this opening paragraph, I’m writing in the context of my conversation with him about his project. And this piece, slightly modified, we’ll likely go into the front part of his book: Once his book’s content (the narrative) was about 95% where […]

Adventures of Women Entrepreneurs

Client Nonfiction Project

True Stories From Real Business Women – Stories That Inspire   We often read about famous and inspiring entrepreneurs like Oprah Winfrey and Steve Jobs, but we rarely hear about the thousands of successful business owners all around us. They’re male, female, young, old, college educated or lacking a degree. No matter the type, it’s […]

NEW eBook | How to Get Started on Your Memoir: A 9-Point Guide

“You should write a book,” people tell you. Or perhaps you’ve had that thought yourself. And maybe the interest in writing your story or memoir has grown because with it you can leave something permanent as a legacy that provides details never shared before. With it you can educate, inform or entertain others; even create intellectual […]

VIDEO | Memoir Projects 2010-2017 (to date)

A Recap 4/14/2017

“You should write a book,” people tell you. Or perhaps you’ve had that thought yourself. And maybe the interest in writing your story or memoir has grown because with it you can leave something permanent as a legacy that provides details never shared before. With it you can educate, inform or entertain others; even create intellectual […]

31,673 words

It’s not something I keep track of or pay any attention to. But this morning, when adding a few more reader comments about some of my writing and stories, I noticed it. Maybe some of them are from you… 29,922 words UPDATED JANUARY 3, 2017, NOW AT: 31,673 words That’s the word count on my Reader […]

BOOK TRAILER – ‘Til the End

A Novel of Murder, Addiction & Lies

EXCERPTS FROM AMAZON REVIEWS “Intense from the beginning, the author creates four major characters with whom readers can connect and sympathize. Each one must keep a mutual, dangerous secret that will twist and turn his entire future. Found ‘Til the End’ to be a poignant, gut-wrenching morality lesson of good and bad decisions based on […]

What Now, Lieutenant?

The Story of General Richard 'Butch' Neal, USMC (Ret)

 1 FEB 2017: ‘What Now, Lieutenant‘ is the #1 new release at Amazon in Vietnam War Biographies. This excerpt is the story’s beginning… and ending. In between are 73,000+ words depicting the three decade plus career of a highly-decorated, retired, 4-star general in the United States Marine Corps. The book has been published and the hardback and […]

Writing About Your Life… for the Most Important Reasons

Sometimes books are written that aren’t meant to compete commercially (they never will become a best-seller) and may not be widely read at all. And those books can be the most meaningful and important objective to my clients (and the writing I do for them). They are written to document the most important parts of someone’s life […]