Anita Dickson’s Memorial – Chapter 6 Rough Draft

“You ready for this?” Joe asked. She wore black slacks and a black sleeveless blouse. Mencken wondered how she was standing the chilly October evening breeze.

Mencken sighed. “Honestly? No.”

They stood outside the Jonestown Community Association building watching the groups of grieving children and parents stream quietly through the doors. The ancient building with its marble steps six two-story Corinthian columns looked more like a Roman temple than a community center. Continue reading Anita Dickson’s Memorial – Chapter 6 Rough Draft

Wrestling with the Violence of God

Saul was a bad king. He was impatient when he should have waited, and he hesitated when he should have advanced. Chapter 15 of 1st Samuel is a dark moment for Saul. He was at war with Israel’s arch-enemy, the Philistines.  He was outgunned and outnumbered. He’d had a few fantastic victories, but no one expected his winning streak to continue and everyone knew this war … Continue reading Wrestling with the Violence of God

Mencken Joins the Baltimore Star

Stepping off the elevator, Mencken’s palms began to sweat as he approached the receptionist’s desk. He jammed his fists into the pockets of his blue jeans and tried to avoid eye-contact with the small woman sitting behind the desk. He remembered the last time he’d seen her. She’d tried to stop him from entering the office and he’d pushed her down. Hope filled his chest to see that she was focused on the computer screen in front of her, typing furiously. Maybe she wouldn’t recognize him. Continue reading Mencken Joins the Baltimore Star

Giving Away Cool Books

Today, I have something super fun to share. I’ve teamed up with more than 45 fantastic supernatural mystery & thriller authors to give away a huge collection of novels to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a Kindle Fire to the Grand Prize winner!  Entering the contest is completely free. Plus, you get to support new authors like myself who are trying to break out. I entered and I’m really … Continue reading Giving Away Cool Books