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Works In Progress

The following are current WIPs (Works In Progress) that are in different stages of being finished. Most of them are completed novels but need some major editing. Okay, I'htha finished at 52k but the last 20-35k was absolute crap and I deleted about 30k of that story. Still, I have the outline of how the story is to go and to be finished. The re-write should be easy enough. (he says with tongue in cheek!) I'm not happy with Zilli or Mystyk Mountains either. Both of them will require an intense amount of work to make it saleable. Nonetheless, I am happy with the 1st chapters and that is what I am offering you as an excerpt to read.

As an update (January 2016) I am no longer beating the keys to get my "Cats of Yorel" story finished. It will be ... when I finally get back to it ... a definite opus since it will entail a total of 5, yes, you read that correctly, FIVE books. I have worked on the introduction book but once again have hit a snag beyond the fact that I have lost some of the prior work over the years. I was able to find a printout of the original story and outlines which means I need to read all that and just start from scratch with a total re-write - some day. I finished my novel, not in my regular genres - it is a mainstream fiction involving the elements of song, Amish, Civil Rights back in the 60s and staying true to oneself. It is published and is selling well via my appearances.

You may notice that some of them read "NaNoWriMo" which stands for National Novel Writing Month and is held in November. The object of NaNoWriMo is to write 50k words in 30 days, which I have accomplished each year. It's a blast.

Click on a title for a tease read and enjoy.

NaNoWriMo 2002 Entry

What happens when a Native American Detective is faced with unusual deaths, an ailing grandfather, a suddenly idiotic, love-sick friend, a pending marriage and his heritage. Det. Mark "Red Feather" Feather has his job cut out. A legend has come alive; a fiendish legend and blood is dripping everywhere.

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Legacy of Pangea
NaNoWriMo 2003 Entry
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NaNoWriMo 2004 Entry

Zilli, a fairy who just doesn't understand everyting, goes on the adventure of her life. Having never been away from her village, this escapde changes her as she meets wizards, dragons, brownies, unicorns and other creatures of legend.

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NaNoWriMo 2005 Entry

First chapter of an epic type adventure novel involving Jewyl, the Princess of Keyola and her friend Chardo as they travel to the fabled Mystyk Mountains in search of the Singing Crystals.

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NaNoWriMo 2006 Entry

First chapter of an historical literary fiction type novel involving Elizabeth Davenport, Hong Kong, and The Opium Wars in China during the late 1800s. It is a story of romance, betrayal and political intrigues.

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NaNoWriMo 2007 Entry

Tom Miller just had an encounter but things are all wrong when he wakes up. Almost 30 yrs have passed and he hasn't aged. He is pursued by government officials, helped by his old troop boys and others to get back to where he needs to be... even the alien is helping. Things get strange.

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2012: Timeline Apocalypse
NaNoWriMo 2008 Entry
Published! See Detail

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NaNoWriMo 2009 Entry

Leo Ozkaya's father left them when he was only five; now his mother has just passed away, and an old school sweetheart has been killed. His only clue: Seek the True Thirteen. He finds the blue bauble and the parchment; now he needs to locate his uncle who is in Turkey and discovers that just maybe, the circle of stones are the answers he has been seeking.

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NaNoWriMo 2010 Entry
Above was original working title.
Published as Ancient Blood: The Amazon
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An Amish Voice
NaNoWriMo 2011 Entry
Above was original working title.
Published as The Secret Voice.
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NaNoWriMo 2012 Entry

The time for this story is basically now, maybe a couple of years into the future, but current; not futuristic. So what happens when a new species of snake is discovered slithering the snow covered mountainsides and glaciers in northern Canada, close to the Arctic Circle? A miliary post is established and manned by a group of international soldiers who each have certain talents.

Corporal Barbara Hastings is one of the chosen yet she doesn't understand why. She has no special talent or extraordinary scientific skills. Why is she assigned to such an illustrious group?

With the help of Sergeant Buck, Corporals Elena Vetroff and Terrence Derrick Jennings, the four will discover a secret that even they could never have guessed.

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NaNoWriMo 2013 Entry

Jolene works at Pop's Burger Joint with Henry who constantly asks her to marry him. The restaurant is owned by Ben Masters who once prospected for gold and invested in the restaurant. Now Ben is old and is considering retirement.

He has contacted his only next of kin, Ben Jr., his estranged son, who finally shows to find out why the cryptic letter was sent. Ben Jr's wife has already made plans for the restaurant.

Ben has set the stage and all the players must perform their part. The one who performs in the manner which Ben has established in his will gets to inherit the restaurant and the treasure within. But what exactly is this treasure... within?

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NaNoWriMo 2014 Entry

Rumschpringe. Time to kick up your heels, if you're Amish. It is a time to decide if you want to leave the "church" and community and become Englische or will you return to your family, settle down, and become a member of the community? But there is more to Rumschpringe than meets the eye. In fact, it is the eyes that reveal all. The Amish are a quiet, simple folk, but they have their secrets and Rumschpringe is only the beginning. They will hunt you if you return and shouldn't.

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NaNoWriMo 2015 Entry

This novel continues the adventures of Daniel Yoder who was first introduced in The Secret Voice and is the 2nd book in the Amish Singer series. Daniel leaves for the Big Apple, New York City, to pursue his interest in singing. He feels he needs to find out exactly what Antonio Cardinale meant. Are the lights of Broadway too much? Can he maintain his faith in the face of the mid-1960s hippy revolution and the new free-love abandon? Is his roommate, Adam, all that he claims or is there a secret? And who is the mysterious Marti who seems to know more about his way of life than most?

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NaNoWriMo 2016 Entry

Professor Henley goes to the Azores Islands to placate a colleague's curiosity about the mysterious hipogeos that have discovered on the island. His friend is sure it is evidence of Atlantis' existence. Professor Henley is soon approached by a young man and tossed into an unbelievable situation of the past as he reads the story of Joalmir, a native of Atlan who lived over ten thousand years before and was a scribe in the royal court and privy to many things. It is also a love story between Joalmir and a Kylah, a tribute from the Outer Lands and now a courtesan of the king in the Atlan court. Read the tales as Joalmir relates the happenings of Atlan reign over a span of almost one-thousand years. Behold the scientific engineering, the battles, the court intrigue and the destruction of a world. This is Azores.

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