Category Archives: Fiction

Take a Chance on … Chance

Clinton, South Carolina, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 1:20 p.m. I’ve been doing something I don’t do every day. Lately, I’ve been doing it every two years. I’m reading my novel. Yeah, I wrote it. My novels have been published in … Continue reading

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Holding Things Together

[cb_profit_poster Lotto]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 10:20 a.m. Two steps forward. One step back. That wouldn’t have been acceptable to my high-school football coach. The slogans on Keith Richardson’s locker-room walls gave my latter novel its name. Those slogans … Continue reading

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A Change of Tone

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Friday, January 3, 2014, 2:12 p.m. Here’s a surprise. I’ve been writing. This morning, I went back through the first three chapters of my budding western novel, Cowboys Come Home, and cleaned them up a bit at … Continue reading

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‘It’s Only Fiction’

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 11:15 a.m. It’s been a quiet week but one filled with satisfaction. On Monday, I wrote the first two chapters of what will eventually become my fourth novel. If you’re keeping a scorecard … Continue reading

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Where Do I Go Next?

[cb_profit_poster Acting]Clinton, S.C., Friday, December 6, 2013, 2:52 p.m. Today’s a big day, not because Jimmie Johnson has been regaling NASCAR fans with photos simulating the movie ‘Hangover,” and not because Ford Field is hosting the Mid-American Conference championship between … Continue reading

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In Marked Contrast to the Actual Weather …

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 10:02 a.m. It looks like rain today, and this wasn’t clear when I awakened shortly after dawn and opened the blinds to find a murky fog enveloping the bleak light. It wasn’t clear … Continue reading

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But Will the Cattle Make It Through the Winter?

[cb_profit_poster Acting]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 10:05 a.m. I’m a ball of confusion this morning. The Intangibles, my second novel, arrived via UPS on Tuesday afternoon. Two boxes, one with 40 books, the other with five. Their arrival started … Continue reading

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The Audacity of Guitarists

[cb_profit_poster Guitar1]Clinton, S.C., Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 10:30 a.m. Thus far, it’s been sort of a musical morning. Oh, I’ve gone through the email and social media. I’ve balanced my checking account online. Since “Imus in the Morning” ended, I’ve … Continue reading

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Trying to Reason with Book-Release Season

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 9:45 a.m. It’s still the calm before the storm. Copies of my novel, The Intangibles, are en route to my doorstep. I’ve been biding my time this morning addressing packing envelopes so that … Continue reading

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I’m about Half Ready to Be Ready

[cb_profit_poster Storytelling]Clinton, S.C., Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 2:07 p.m. Some days are just aggravating. Here around home, that’s pronounced “aye-guh-vay-tun.” People in sports don’t know when to quit. They don’t know when enough is enough. Sometimes, they just stay up … Continue reading

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