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June 1, 2020

This month, the Maryland Writers’ Association offered a Webinar on writing query letters with literary agent Gina Panettieri. Gina provided excellent tips on what agents are looking for, but the best one had to do with “comps.”

Gina Panettieri is founder and an agent...

April 30, 2020

Who buried what on Oak Island? People have searched for the answers for more than 200 years. The Secret Treasure of Oak Island by D'Arcy O'Connor is a complete history of a fascinating true-life adventure.

Like the author, I first learned of the Oak Island treasure hunt...

February 8, 2020

My son-in-law Chris hinted that he’d love his name to be used for a character in one of my books. At first thought, it might be fun to do and a surprise for him. But now that I’m  in the middle of my eighth novel, a suspense, the idea becomes a more serious matter. Nam...

November 29, 2019

My parents gave me a book called Lost Treasure Trails by Thomas Penfield when I was twelve years old. I was enthralled, fascinated, intrigued. The chapters covered buried and sunken treasures and lost mines. I loved it.

That year when we visited the Florida Keys, I in...

November 5, 2019

One reason for the Beatles’ success, I read somewhere, was the many, many hours they spent as a back-up band and working small gigs. This gave them the practice to hone their ability and produce the professional polish to reach worldwide success.

Add to this a report...

October 16, 2019

Authors like us enjoy telling people about our books, sharing experiences with the people who come by, hearing from those who have read and enjoyed our books, and connecting with other writers and publishers.

September 9, 2019

Diogenes, an early Greek philosopher of the Cynic school, was known for holding up a lantern  in people’s faces  and claiming he was looking for an honest man.  I may not carry a lantern, but I’m always looking for is a good conversation.

Haven’t you wished...

August 2, 2019

In The Last Day of Ramadan by Gandharva raja, a new novel by Gandharva raja,  university student Gora and his friends in Delhi, India, are bystanders as Kabir Jain, a professor of comparative religion, carries out his mission to end religious violence and close the rel...

July 10, 2019

Yesterday, my daughter Lorien graduated from the Howard County (MD) Police Academy as an auxiliary police officer. This is a volunteer position but mandates a uniform, adherence to policies and procedures, training in CPR and other skills. As an auxiliary police office...

May 28, 2019

I recently visited Providence, Rhode Island, which has been “weird since 1636,” according to my grandson’s T-shirt.  Providence was founded in 1636 by renegade preacher Roger Williams, who was forced to flee Massachusetts because of religious persecution. Williams purc...

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