|I have written three e-books, the covers of which are seen below.
Loonies in the Dugout
Just off a Minnesota farm, Chet is a rookie on the 1911 New York
Giants. He will have a memorable summer as he tries to woo chorus
girl Eveleen Sullivan while trying to figure out National League
pitching, both of which will be difficult. But he also must look after a
strange man named Charley Faust who was told by a Topeka,
Kansas, fortune teller, he would pitch the Giants to the pennant.
Charley proves to be a good luck charm that he attributes to the
power of apple pie. Based on a true story, the novel is a satire on
fame and celebrity.
Loonies in Hollywood
Who killed silent film director William Desmond Taylor? Was it the
teenage actress Mary Miles Minter, who threw herself at the middle
aged Taylor? Or was it Mary’s overprotective stage mother
Charlotte Shelby, who threatened men, including Taylor, to stay
away from her daughter. Or was it the last person to see Taylor
alive, actress Mabel Normand? Was it the blackmailer who knew of
Taylor’ secret past or Taylor’s former valet, a Navy deserter and
thief who disappeared? Chet Koski, a scenario writer at Famous
Players-Lasky, is told by a studio executive to solve the murder.
While trying to discover the killer Chet is targeted by a blackmailer,
accused of murdering his wife’s former boyfriend, discovered his
wife was kidnapped, gives a 22-year old flapper a gin bath, and has
his new radio stolen. And when he discovers the killer the truth will
be hard to swallow. Based on a true story.
The latest is "Cemetery Tales and other Phantasms." In this
collection of eight ghostly tales you will find two stories where
dead seek revenge, one in gruesome fashion. You will also
discover two stories where the dead have trouble adjusting in the
next life. And though not ghostly, one tale is morbid, despite the
romantic notion behind a man’s actions. Four of the eight take
place in the same cemetery; one takes place in England, one in a
library, and one in an apartment next to the cemetery. The opening
story, “An Evening with Constance Bennett” is like a “Twilight
Zone” episode, a tale quirky and odd, a phantasm of the
imagination. There is also a bonus story, a noir mystery set in 1948.
By clicking movie reviews you will find how I became a film critic
(opening credits), along with old movie reviews, and clicking
interviews you will find my Ashlyn Sanchez interview and my
paranoid non-interview with Amber Lancaster.
By clicking Loonies in the Dugout or Loonies in Hollywood above
you can read a short excerpt from those novels.
To the right are links to my Amazon page where you will find
descriptions of my e-novels and links to my latest blogs, one on
writing, one on the Seattle Mariners