Great writers use vivid descriptions to transport readers to places charming, romantic, exciting, or otherwise entertaining.  I am not a great writer.  Nor do I plan to be one.  I am an engineer.  I read and write for fun. I like to read and write stories that are humorous, interesting, suspenseful and full of unexpected twists.  I am open to recommendations of such stories as well as stories by great writers.

I like to think I write for other writers, especially talented writers. I believe many have found my works. If you are looking for great writers, my list of friends/followers is a great place to start.

I've posted a trilogy, two collections of short stories, a short Christmas story, a very short locked room mystery and two nonfiction memoirs.

The books in the trilogy are Sharing Afflictions (97,000 words), For What It's Worth (61,000 words), and Time of Your Life (57,000 words). They follow an unlikely group of twenty somethings, sorting out romantic entanglements, and unraveling adventure laden mysteries.

The collections of short stories are Joe's Bar and Grill (31,000 words) and Another Cup of Joe (18,000 words). The shorts in the collections and the Christmas short (3,000 words) are all focused on the patrons of Joe's bar. Each collection has a plot that threads through all the shorts so you will want to read them in order.

My newest book is Meet At Joe's (25,000 words) and brings together the characters from the trilogy and Joe's bar in a comedy of errors with many twists.

Mystery Man (2700 words) is a locked room mystery, just for fun.

The first memoir is a short and hopefully humorous stream of unconsciousness called Pretty Sure I'm Dead (11,000 words). The second more traditional one is Stories from Under a Bootheel (39,000 words).

Please vote and comment so I can know what has been read and what you think of it. You will want to read the comments left by others. I have a lot of very clever and entertaining readers.
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