|I have written three e-books, the covers of which are seen below.
The latest is "Cemetery Tales and other Phantasms." I hesitate to
reveal too much of these eight tales that are spooky, grisly, and
offbeat, because due to the weirdness of one or two I fear men in
white coats coming after me with butterfly nets and a strait jacket.
But if you must know, in this collection of eight ghostly tales you will
find two stories where the 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 more 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.
Why do I write?
A life should be lived without regrets, about not having a life of
“should haves.” By midlife I had a Fibber McGee closet full of
regrets about things I should have done but didn't. So I decided to
write, if not for anyone else, at least to rid myself of one regret of
not doing something I wanted to do. I was given the opportunity to
write weekly film reviews for The Chronicle in 1999 and wrote 546
reviews through September of 2009.
By clicking movie reviews you will find how I became a film critic
(opening credits), current and old movie reviews, and in 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.