Short Story Alert! Short stories are fun to write! Many of my short stories are inspired by writing prompts. My first to be published online is a paranormal romance, Courage of the Heart. Here's a teaser: Calvin's grandmother had always told him that his ability to foretell the future was a "gift from the heart" passed on to him from her side of the family. But on one fateful morning, the vision he saw threatened to kill his heart if not the rest of his body.
Want to read some more? Here's a two shorts I presented virtually as part of the 2021 Southwest Florida Reading Festival:
"Dead On" - What does a paid assassin do when a job conflicts with his own moral code?
The Long, Happy Death of Ian MacTavish" - The story of a billionaire oilman whose will offers his lazy, money-grubbing family one last chance for redemption -- or does it?
Cedar Key Seafood Festival - October 15-16, 2022 Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime Booth Every October, Cedar Key, a small fishing village off the Gulf Coast of Florida, hosts an amazing seafood festival that includes food trucks offering all kinds of delicious fish, crab, calamari, oysters, clams - you name it - as well as a variety of vendors selling artwork, furniture, clothing, decorations --- and books, of course. Last year, my Sisters in Crime chapter hosted a booth featuring a dozen authors from Florida and Georgia. We had a great time meeting and greeting festival-goers and selling books. We will be back again this year! If you're in the neighborhood of Cedar Key the weekend of October 15-16, stop by our booths at the corner of 2nd and C streets.