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Ice Cream Headache: My Journey Back to 1968

I’m a student and a teacher of history and when it comes to writing both become quite evident in what I write. My first novel, War Remains, A Korean War Novel took me back to the opening months of the Korean War, the breakout from the Pusan Perimeter, Kunu-ri, and the battle at Hoengseong. My […]

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It Came from the Fifties: This Island Earth

Remember those Sci-Fi Saturday afternoons as a kid? If you grew up in the 1960s, you might have had a lot of those Saturday afternoons and a steady diet of the 1950s science fiction movies which featured a trove of themes from atomic experiments gone awry to giant insects and invaders from outer space. As […]

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Ice Cream Headache, Stephen King, and Ray Bradbury

Ice Cream Headache, which started off as a poem a few years ago, was bittersweet to write because of the journey the novella took me on, back to Oglesby, Illinois where I grew up as a child from 1966-1976. Although I would later call LaSalle my home, there’s always been a soft spot in my […]

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Interview in Big Al’s Books and Pals

I’m honored and humbled to have been interviewed for Big Al’s Books and Pals’ Author Series. Without question, Big Al’s is the online place to be for book reviews and interviews. How exclusive and important is it? I had to wait for almost a year for my book to be reviewed–the waiting list is that […]

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“The Dry Bridge” — An Excerpt from Invaders from Mars and Other Tales of Youthful Angst

The Dry Bridge Just down the main drag on Walnut underneath the dry bridge that spanned the railroad trunk line from the Marquette Cement Mill was where most of my elementary school friends and I came of age. It was where we escaped after school or in the early evening after we had our supper. […]

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Crossing the Isthmus of Panama with Howard and Other Stories, Part 5 — Coming soon

It’s about time for another installment of my life in Panama 76-78. When the holidays roll around, I often think back to when I was stationed at Howard Air Force Base in the Panama Canal Zone. It was my first time away from home during the holidays and for all the years that I have […]

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Read an eBook Week

  It’s read an eBook week at Smashwords and to celebrate, I’m offering a 25% discount on my books, War Remains and Invaders from Mars. Just enter the code RAE25 when checking out.  

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Read a good story and support a good cause

For every book that I sell this month (hardback, paperback, eBook, or PDF) of War Remains or Invaders from Mars, I will donate $1.00 to The March of Dimes. Now you can read a good story as well as support a very good cause.

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On Sale Now!

Where can you find my books? Lulu Smashwords Amazon (Kindle) Lulu Smashwords Amazon (Kindle)   Smashwords has eBook platforms for Sony, Apple, and Barnes and Noble  

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Table of Contents for Invaders from Mars

Invaders from Mars and Other Tales of Youthful Angst is now available at Smashwords as well as a Kindle from Amazon. I’ve been working on getting the manuscript ready for Lulu. It should be on Lulu in a day or two. In the meantime, here’s the Table of Contents: Table of Contents Prologue When Chester […]

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