Saying Goodbye to My Mom

As many of you know, I lost my mom about a month ago and late last month we held a memorial service.  How do you say goodbye to decades of love and care. I tried to put all that in words and I thought I’d share what I wrote. In trying to prepare what I wanted to say, I ended up staring at my computer screen because nothing came. I wrote the words “Mom was.” And that was all that came and I didn’t know what to say. That’s bad… really bad because words are my life. I write thousands … Continued

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Introducing Andy Bear

At RT, I received a Dreamspinner Teddy Bear.  I have named him Andy Bear and he’s quite adventurous.  So I decided that he’s going to accompany me for a while.  While we were in Reno, he picked up a friend, Lizzy and they came home with me.  Almost immediately, the two of them got into trouble.  Here are some pictures of their antics. Andy first met Lizzie when she was with her owner Elizabeth North.  Then he met Dirk Caber and Dirk tickled Andy’s fancy.  On the way home, Andy Bear and Lizzy… well the little scamps decided to join … Continued

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My Mother – Happy Mother’s Day – Okay, I’m a Little Late

I know its the day after Mother’s Day, but I’ve been thinking about my mom a lot lately.  I posted about her on Facebook yesterday and I don’t think it was enough.  Currently my mother is in a nursing home.  A stroke left her unable to use her left arm and leg.  That same stroke also altered her personality and left her impatient, angry, and saying anything that comes to her.  Its not a pretty picture.  Because of distance, I will see my mom today.   What I really want to do is remember my mom for who she was.  … Continued

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Fire and Agate – What I’m working on now!

I thought I would give you all a little sneak peek into my work in progress.  I’m currently working on Fire and Agate, the third story in the Carlisle Deputies series.  The second, Fire and Granite will release in July. This is the very opening of the book.  I’d love to know what you think.     Chapter 1 “Chris,” Briggs said as he stalked into the locker room like a man on a mission. His gaze was hard and his posture as rigid as a two by four. Anger and discontent rolled off him in waves the way they … Continued

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Very Early Memories

I loved fairy tales as a kid. One of me earliest television memories was watching Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on television.  It was in black and white and my mom and dad let us stay up late to see it.  Mainly because I bugged them.  🙂  I remember my brother falling asleep, but I stayed up all the way through.  I think sometimes that those very early memories have colored a lot of my writing.  They certainly drove my fascination with the Cinderalla archetype and I’m sure was the origin of Redeeming the Stepbrother.   A Tale from St. Giles … Continued

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Taming the Beast – Releasing October 13

Beauty – Beau is beautiful on the inside.  He doesn’t consider himself handsome and has some scars from childhood.   But he has a heart of gold.  Beau manages a substance abuse clinic and not only works with addicts, but their children and families in order to help all of them build better lives.  He’s truly an amazing man. Beast – Dante is wealthy, tall, dark, handsome and he has a past that haunts him.  That past is the subject of rumor and legend around St. Giles and as a result Dante had isolated himself.  Guilt and recrimination have driven … Continued

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Mile High Gay Interview

Mike High Gay did an interview with me to celebrate my receiving the RWA Centennial Award.  I am the first man and MM author so honored.  If you’d like to read the interview, I have a link below.    Please enjoy!!!!     http://www.milehighgayguy.com/2017/08/50-shades-of-andrew-grey-conversation.html    

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Never Let You Go

I love romantic stories.  I better since I write them.  But there are some tropes that really speak to me.  One of them is second chance at love.  Ash and Brighton were friends since childhood and it grew to so much more.  But Ash joined the service and had one final tour of duty, but he didn’t come home.  Brighton thinks he’s dead and has been mourning his loss.  Ash isn’t dead but Ash wonders if he might as well be after what’s he’s been through.  Broken, alone, and hurting he comes home…  That’s when he makes an assumption that … Continued

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Setting For Carlisle Cops and My Home

Good morning,  I thought with the release of the Carlisle Cops Book 6 – Fire and Fog on the 11th, I’d share some pictures of my hometown and the where these stories are set.  This is the old courthouse and a few street views on a rainy Friday morning.  I love the tree lined streets and the old fashioned charm. Fire and Fog Releases July 11 and the rest of the titles in the series are on sale, so don’t miss out. https://www.amazon.com/Fire-Fog-Carlisle-Cops-Book-ebook/dp/B071KXHN5D/ref=pd_sim_351_8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9RDQH28AW25M79F4KPD1  

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Insiration for Growing His Dream

In Growing His Dream, Lachlan finds himself on his own at seventeen after his mother passes away.  At first the minister takes him in, but there’s a problem and soon Lachlan finds himself in front of the congregation while the minister explains his predicament and the fact that he needs a home.  No one comes forward.  I know this sounds incredibly Dickensian, but it was inspired by real events.  I have friends.  Their children are grown now, but that happened to him, only he was sitting in the congregation as a pair of twelve year old twins stood up front … Continued

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