Due to an over-abundance of ADHD characteristics in my life, my writing schedule is somewhat fluid. It depends on too many factors to name, but it usually goes something like this: write, write, write, “Squirrel!!!

That keeps life interesting, and it means my writing production is subject to changes due to life events . . . and squirrels.

I try to keep up with your reading needs by periodically releasing new stuff or publishing older works in new formats, like print.

Recently Published

The Print edition of From Julia’s Kitchen: Owen Family Cookery  is now available. Click here for links.

Western Stories: Four Tales of the West is now in print with a new cover.

The Complete Owen Family Saga is now available in print. It’s a massive book containing all five Saga novels.

Spinster’s Folly has a new cover.

The Checklist: Indie Publishing My Way is a nonfiction book for writers, and it’s available in both ebook and print editions.

That Tender Light, the origin story of the Owen family, is out in ebook formats only.

Bloodied Leather is a story in the new “Shenandoah Neighbors” companion books line, and is now available as an ebook.

#AmWriting – 2017

Ella Ruth has begun cooperating in my attempt to give her a happy life, which makes writing Mended by Moonlight much easier. Ella Ruth Allen is a character in Gone for a Soldier. I’ve long wanted to give her a more hopeful outlook. Mended by Moonlight will be one of the tales in the companion pieces called Shenandoah Neighbors.

When I finish writing Mended by Moonlight, the next project will be to write the second Promised Valley novel, which I think will be called The Mormon Battalion Trail. It will feature Paul Peters, a character from The Zion Trail, in an exciting adventure of his own. We’ll see what I do after that. Sometime this fall, I’d like to begin work on a second “Men of Haught Springs” piece to introduce the Graff brothers.

Before the end of the year, I will publish The Apple Pie Prize, a short Owen Family story that takes place between That Tender Light and Gone for a Soldier.

Wish me health and good cheer as I work to bring you stories containing Action. Adventure. Romance.

In the Planning Stages – in no particular order

An Owen Family Novel featuring James Owen
Lies & Secrets: Three Short Stories (A Shenandoah Neighbors Collection)
The third book in the Promised Valley trilogy
Another work in the Men of Haught Springs series

You never know when I might branch off into some surprising genre, like contemporary romance or hard-boiled detective fiction. Keep a close watch!