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This is where you will find links to the book(s) that I have written and published. I will also include updates on my progress on the new book because I enjoy the delusion that someone might be curious as to my progress. I will also add others I that I wish I had written and will read again.

My first book is called Grandpa Stories and is a memoir of sorts. I wrote it to capture some of the lessons I had learned in my life for my grandchildren and their children. Grandpa Stories can be found in every eBook format at: 
ttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/256072If you refer a printed version, you can order the paperback version at: http://www.blurb.com/b/3810190-grandpa-stories and for the completely over funded amongst you, the hardback version is available for order at: http://www.blurb.com/b/3822435-grandpa-stories.

I have begun work on my second novel, Artifacts that I hope to finish writing by the end of 2013. There is an excerpt of Artifacts in the last pages of Grandpa Stories.

Artifacts Update - 9/8/2013

In the last pages of Grandpa Stories, I introduced a new novel that I was working on, Artifacts. Artifacts is a complicated story about an ancient love affair between a boy and his VW microbus viewed from the distant future. Yeah, complicated! Anyway, after an ambitious start, a faltering middle and a completely fizzled, “Look over there! at colored pencils, watercolors, photography, poetry, scotch, stogies and anything else that can distract you from the work!”, end, I am happy to report that my wide body butt is back in the saddle again, so to speak. Using the new writers workshop as the catalyst or inspiration or irritant, I am once again quivering at the edge of work on the book. Keep your fingers crossed but try not to annoy anyone! 

My Mom's Book:

My mom wrote a book with her long time collaborator from the days back at the University of Miami, Dr. Kenneth Lampe. This was a work of non-fiction on poinsous plants published after Mom and Ken had moved on to the AMA from the UofM. It was quite will respected as a comprehenive field guide. It is out of print now but you can still get used copies on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Ama-Handbook-Poisonous-Injurious-Plants/dp/0899701833/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390796849&sr=1-2

The Books that I Wish I have Written:


In no particular order these are some books that have made me smile, cry, laugh, grow, learn and celebrate my mind each time I read them:

  • Putarch's Lives by Plutarch (born 46AD)
  • The Complete Works of Sherlock Homes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  • The Lions Paw by Robb White
  • Lincoln On Leadership by Donald T. Phillips
  • Zen Guitar by Philip Toshio Sudo
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran 
  • The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
  • The Harry Potter Books by J. K. Rawling
  • Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins
  • Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A Heinlein
  • Any book by Carl Hiaasen! 
  • Any Spenser for Hire Book by Robert B. Parker 
  • Anything by Thorne Smith (www.thornesmith.net)




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