Welcome to my writer’s page!

All of my books are listed here: print books, eBooks and audiobooks! Whether you’re an avid reader, writer, parent, teacher or student, I think you’ll find something here for you! I also sell my print books DIRECT and include your choice of the eBook or Audiobook FREE!
I currently have four anthologies of short stories, one of which includes original poetry. “Tunnels in the Briar Patch”, “Finding Luck with Roland McCray” and the collected volume of those two, “Finding Roland McCray”.
These nostalgic stories follow the life of a boy growing up in the south and dealing with the religious and cultural mores many people face in their youth. They have been favorably described as Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” meets Ray Bradbury’s “Dandelion Wine”!
“Tunnels in the Briar Patch” focuses on Roland McCray’s life in his formative years, age eight to twelve, and is suitable for middle grade, young adult and adult readers.
“Finding Luck with Roland McCray” takes a look at Roland in his coming of age teen years with all of the angst, doubts, and revelations teenagers face, and is more suited to teenage, young adult, and adult readers.
“Finding Roland McCray” combines the first two books into a single, convenient volume. Everything I write is “family-friendly” and includes moral lessons (I’m a bit “old-fashioned” in that way).
“Falling Water Stories & Poetry” uses short stories and poetry to explore the length and breadth of life: hope, joy, happiness, family and love as well as the grief, loss and death, and coming to terms with suffering and the personal and spiritual growth that often follows. Although there is sadness in the stories, there is a thread of hope and an abiding belief of the ultimate goodness of life woven through it all.

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These ten stories follow the life of a boy named Roland McCray growing up during the massive social changes of the 1960’s in a southern town immersed in Civil War history. Roland learns that people aren’t always honest and that prejudice between races and religions doesn’t seem to be any different than it was a century before. These stories convey good moral lessons that every child should learn! Elements of self-discovery and a deep sense of spirituality are woven throughout this nostalgic coming of age tale.
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These stories follow Roland McCray into those angst-ridden teen years. Roland, no longer a child but not yet an adult, learns the pain of loss and the indescribable joy of first love. A deep sense of morality is seen in Roland’s personality as he navigates the trials and tribulations of being a teenager. This book will quickly pull you into Roland’s world and the struggles of being a teenager through an inspirational story that will leave you with a new view of life!
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Sixteen short stories chronicle Roland McCray’s coming of age in the 1960’s south. Roland’s deeply held morality is seen as he navigates the trials and tribulations of being a teenager. You’ll quickly be drawn into Roland’s world as he learns about right and wrong and the true meaning of faith, and experiences the unavoidable loss that growth brings… or is it the growth that loss brings? Roland’s story will remind you of something you’ve forgotten, something important, and you’ll identify with him on this ultimately inspiring journey of personal and spiritual growth!
FIVE STAR REVIEWS!
This is a collection of short stories and poetry that take an incisive look at life and morality through the suffering and grief we all face, and the renewal of faith, the personal and spiritual growth that suffering confers on us, even when we don’t recognize it ourselves. The works collected here examine the highs and lows in life and finds the deep, abiding sense of hope in the goodness of life that remains through it all!

 

This song’s sensibility, imagery and message all

seem perfectly tailored for my books!

“When you realize how perfect everything is you will
tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”

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