Monday, February 23, 2015

TOUGH AS THEY COME


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A story of redemption, bravery, heroism, and a bit of luck.

Billy’s mother gives him a hug, a pack of Juicy Fruit Gum, and a sealed envelope to give to the nice Chinese lady, who will take care of him, while Billy’s mother is away for two weeks. Seeing tears begin to form in her son’s eyes, his mother tells him tough guys don’t cry. She then climbs into an eighteen wheeler and starts the engine.

Billy is as tough as they come and waves at his mother’s image in the driver’s side rearview mirror until she drives out of sight.
The Chinese lady, waiting at the doorway of her small house, leads Billy inside, where she prepares a meal for him. Over the course of four weeks, Billy remains tough and doesn’t cry, but one night before bedtime, Billy asks the Chinese lady when his mother will return for him. The Chinese lady removes the note from the envelope and shows it to him. Billy, no longer able to be a tough guy, cries throughout the night.

Twenty years later, Billy, going under the name of Bart Bengo, is on trial for a murder he did not commit. The evidence is stacked against him, and his defense attorney offers little hope Bart will walk out of the courtroom a free man. When the judge calls for closing statements, Bart has no choice but to play his last card in what appears to be an unwinnable hand of injustice. The outcome of the trial is going to take a drastic turn, but the search for truth and justice as just begun.

A short story, approximately 8500 words.
Excerpts included after end of story.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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If you get pegged with a nickname while attending high school, it means one of two things; your classmates are either making fun of you, or you did something to earn your moniker. The only girl left for Rabbit to ask to the prom is the one he vowed he'd never talk to again.



Friday, December 6, 2013

My Book Cover Made The Semi-finals

My book cover made the semi-finals in the AuthorsdB.com 2013 book cover contests. I hope you will consider voting for my cover in the semi-finals under the Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense category. I am competing against fifteen other covers that made it into the semi-finals for our category. Voting runs through December 15th. You can vote once per day from now until December 15th.

If you would like to vote for my cover, please click on the link below, or on the image in the right hand column, and then scroll down to my book cover, PORTRAIT OF CONSPIRACY. Then simply click on the star rating you wish to give it. Clicking on the fifth star to the right under my cover gives it a five star rating, and clicking on the first star to the left would be a one star rating. That’s the way I understand it.

http://authorsdb.com/books/2013-book-cover-semi-finalists/mystery-thriller-suspense

Thank you so much for your support.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

NO TEARS FOR JACK




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NO TEARS FOR JACK

A young widow and her children find an unlikely hero in a man who has been told, by a psychic, he has a year to live. Zelda, The Psychic Queen of Cricket Falls, has never been wrong in predicting the exact date of a client's demise, but anything can happen in a romantic comedy. This eBook also contains a children's bedtime story.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

PORTRAIT OF CONSPIRACY






Philip Lewellan discovers a mysterious painting. He’s sure it’s proof his missing wife is alive … and may be living somewhere with a child, his daughter. The thought of being a father is more than enough to get Philip to turn to the one person who might believe him.

Sandra Copeland, the original detective assigned to the missing-persons case, chased far too many bogus leads, after Philip—against her advice—offered a million dollar reward. Legitimate private investigators quit taking Philip’s money. Nothing could be found, or any evidence to indicate RenĂ©e might be alive. Copeland is not about to reopen an inactive seven-year-old missing-persons case based on what could only be another bogus lead. That is, until she sees a photo of the oil painting Philip has found in a New York art gallery. Their investigation unearths a staggering conspiracy impossible to believe, or to ignore.

Not just another missing wife story, this gripping tale mixes elements of mystery, romance, and danger, bringing a thrilling new twist to an old tale of greed and vice.