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 […]

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 […]

SEA DETAIL | A Naval Officer’s Voyage

Client Publishing Project

My company, Adducent’s, newest title (our 60th) from William D. Sullivan, VADM, USN (Retired). NOW AVAILABLE FOR ORDER! ABOUT THE BOOK Covering almost four decades of naval service, SEA DETAIL is the story of one naval officer’s career at sea and ashore. From the Vietnam War to the War on Terror, Admiral Sullivan was a participant in […]

Creative Nonfiction versus Nonfiction

A Comparison -- Both work to present a story and/or information but you have to decide on which best serves your purpose and objective.

Creative nonfiction is a type of writing that uses fiction writing styles and techniques to create factually accurate narratives. “Ultimately, the primary goal of the creative nonfiction writer is to communicate information, just like a reporter, but to shape it in a way that reads like fiction.” Another way to get a picture of what I mean by […]

AVAILABLE NOW| Senator Pressler ~ An Independent Mission to Save Our Democracy

Client Project

AVAILABLE NOW In 2013, the film American Hustle was released. Its 1979 ABSCAM-inspired plot created renewed public interest in Larry Pressler, the South Dakota senator who was the only public official to turn down the illegal FBI bribe. He immediately reported the incident to the FBI. When Senator Pressler was told Walter Cronkite referred to […]

COVER REVEAL – BRIDGES | A Life Building and Crossing Them (A Memoir)

The cover concept for one of my latest completed projects. The memoir of a woman who went from picking cotton in the fields of 1950s South Carolina to retiring as a Major General in the US Air Force. About the Book Many people start life in a less than opportune place. They yearn for something more […]

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 […]