Last Friday my next book, Deadly Alliance, went to the printer. It has front-cover artwork, a back-cover blurb, and it’s been through an editor, a copyeditor, and several proofreaders. I hope that means it’s ready to go. When the book hits bookstores in April, it can begin a long career of keeping readers up past their […]
This blog post will take you through the steps of encoding a message using double transposition, just like British and American spies did in WWII. Should you feel like trying it out, it will be up to you to look up the Morris code, secure a radio, and find someone to transmit it to. Early in […]
The title for my third novel was finalized last month: Deadly Alliance. I like it. A lot. No, it wasn’t one of my suggestions, but I’m completely OK with that. I have a fascination with titles that include the word dead or any of its derivatives (as long as it doesn’t sound like a novel about zombies). In […]
“. . . For, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11) Merry Christmas! May the spirit of Christ be with you this day and throughout the […]
Another writer recently asked me for advice. He’s writing a novel with several point of view (POV) characters, including some female ones. So how does a man write a woman’s POV? Can a man realistically write from inside a woman’s head? And can a woman realistically write from inside a man’s head? I sure hope […]
A friend took these pictures of Arlington National Cemetery early in November. I love the fall colors, and I love Arlington, so when I saw these, I wanted to share them with my blog readers. Thank you to our Veterans. Your service is remembered and appreciated. And to any international friends, happy Armistice Day.
My first memory of any Tom Clancy work was when my parents went to see The Hunt for Red October in the movie theater. My parents didn’t go to the movies very often—only when there was something they really wanted to see, like a movie adaptation of a book they’d read. I didn’t have any […]