Minnesota Stories

I've been revising my short story "The Satellite Dish," which is a follow-up to "The Mailbox" and takes place  three years later, in 1984. Back in my college years while I was working toward my English degree with an emphasis on creative writing, I generally wrote nongenre fiction for my classes, what is sometimes called "literary fiction," … Continue reading Minnesota Stories

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It’s Kind of About Invasive Species

Yesterday I submitted my final reviews of the invasive species manuscripts I wrote work-for-hire. I did four of these: Africanized honeybees, red imported fire ants, zebra mussels, and kudzu (the vine that ate the south). These were very short books for elementary school reluctant readers, so they had to be at a specific reading level. … Continue reading It’s Kind of About Invasive Species

Where Have I Been? Hibernation? Coma? Undercover Black-Ops Mission?

So. Last blog post dated July 29, 2014. Today’s date January 25, 2015. What the heck? Well, things just got away from me. I got busy. Last fall my freelance work started picking up after several months of silence. After a mountain of metaphorical tumbleweeds rolling past though empty streets, with only Vincent Price, Charlton … Continue reading Where Have I Been? Hibernation? Coma? Undercover Black-Ops Mission?