Welcome to My Author Portfolio

In addition to COVID-19 infection, other things I'm trying to prevent are: seasonal flu, shingles, deficiencies of vitamins C, D, and B-12, high cholesterol, skin cancer, athlete's foot, toenail fungus, muscle loss, flat tires, forest fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, computer hacks, ransomware attacks, roach infestation, houseplants drying up, poison ivy, tooth decay, gum disease, depression, boredom, body odor, IRS audits, world hunger, and individual hunger.  Oh yeah, and writer's block.

 

PUBLISHED  STORIES  AND  ESSAYS

THE LAST HUNDRED DAYS

HOW TO STAY HEALTHY

PLIGHT OF THE HUMBLE BEE

JUNK, READY TO BUY

 

OTHER PUBLISHED STORIES... AND ESSAYS

How To Eat Right

How To Manage Your Money

How To Stay Healthy

The Fall Of Squirrel

Cake Walk

Do-gooders Gotta Eat Too

Of Peas and Queues

Three O'clock in the Garden of Good and Evil

A Star Falls on Alabama

News Item

The Visitor

Mr. Blinkie To The Rescue

The Point System

Elements Of Success 

She Spits to Conquer

So THAT's What Happened

The Tree Remembers

Christmas Time Is Here 

The Sodfather

What MLK Day Means To Me (forthcoming)

Thanks, Mussolini 

The Cure 

Tarzan In Decline 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

                2013     First Place Humor Division Alabama Writers Conclave (AWC) Contest

2014     Finalist PNWA Competition Short Topics Category

    2015     First Place Creative Non-Fiction Division AWC Contest

        2016     Second Place Fiction Gulf Coast Writers Let's Write Contest

 2017     Pushcart Prize nomination from Hawaii Pacific Review for The Last Hundred Days

    2018     First Honorable Mention Short Story Division AWC contest

                2018     Second Place Chattahoochee Valley Contest Short Story category

2019     First Place Flash Fiction Division AWC contest

2020    First Place Essay Streetlight Magazine 

2020  Top ten finalist for The Opossum Prize

2020  Honorable Mention Stories That Need To Be Told Anthology

 

"Life is a moderately good play with a poorly written third act."

Truman Capote



"Writers aren't people exactly. Or, if they're any good, they're a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person."

F. Scott Fitzgerald

 
Old Book

CURRENTLY READING

...or just finished

Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik

Truman by David McCollough

 
 

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