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Trawler weekend

Posted on June 6, 2017 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (126)

We just got back from three days aboard a 35 foot trawler named "Bad Idea."  It was actually a good idea!

Plenty of space for the two of us...  It was a "tiny house" experience!

And it's done!

Posted on May 24, 2017 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (148)

Just got the third Zeke Traynor Mystery, "Ardmore Green" back from formatting!  It's ready to go.  Just a bit to do, and it'll be available on Amazon for your Kindle...and in soft cover shortly thereafter.  Look for it this Memorial Day Weekend!

We wish everyone a very happy holiday weekend!  

Uncorked by the Sea

Posted on May 21, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (206)

My thanks to the many people who visited my recent booksigning at "Uncorked by the Sea" in Southport, NC.  We had a great afternoon, and met some very interesting folks.

Read on!

Book Signing and Wine Tasting!

Posted on May 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (334)

Join us tomorrow, May 20th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at "Uncorked by the Sea" a Southport, NC wine shop that will be opening their current Gallery for the summer.  There will be several local artists there, and we'll have signed copies of "Lilac and Old Gold" and "Bluegrass and Crimson" for those who need them.

The third novel in the series, "Ardmore Green" is in final publication now!  Watch for it, available on Amazon within the next couple of weeks.  Or sign up for our e-mail notifications, and we'll let you know when it's out!  Exciting!

Ardmore Green

Posted on April 21, 2017 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (105)

Just a few more weeks before the third Zeke Traynor Mystery, "Ardmore Green" is available!  The manuscript is in final edit now, and we're finishing up the back cover and inside matter!  Stand by...  And sign up for my e-mail's (on my Home Page) if you'd like to be notified when my work is available.  

Recommended reading

Posted on March 14, 2017 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (7067)

"The Couple Next Door"

This New York Times bestseller mystery by Shari Lapena has four-star reviews.  I'm thinking of putting it on my reading list.  Has anyone read it yet?

And, I just finished "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins.  It was a good read...I'd say three and a half stars.  Anyone else read it?  

What do you recommend?

Ardmore Green cover reveal!

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (246)

Watch for it soon on Amazon!


Closing in on it!

Posted on February 22, 2017 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (424)

Zeke's next adventure, titled "Ardmore Green," is almost completed!  We'll exceed 70,000 words this week, and then the editing, additions and corrections.  My cover designer did a fabulous job on the cover for this book!  We'll reveal it soon, so stand by!

And thank's to all of you for your feedback, support and help with this series.  I appreciate it more than you know!

"Meet the Author" at the Barbee Library

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (459)

I want to thank everyone who helped make last week's "Meet the Author" presentation at the Oak Island library such a huge success!  It was a full house, and I enjoyed chatting with everyone about Zeke Traynor and his adventures!

I'm grateful to all who attended!  Thanks!

4th Annual Writers Digest e-book Awards

Posted on January 31, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (602)

I just heard from a Judge in this year's Writers Digest e-book competition.  He rated Lilac and Old Gold at 4.5 out of 5, and said the following:


"Zeke Traynor is my favorite new bad boy 'Jason Bourne' styled leading man who will keep you turning the pages and begging for more. I was so happy to see that the author plans on making this character into a series and I definitely plan to read more.


...the author has the perfect voice for the genre and with a smart, fast-paced writing style—he has a great entry here.


I was hooked, entertained, and with a satisfying ending…who could ask for more in an entry? Great job!


I can’t wait to read more from this author and from Zeke. Write on!"