For Agents and Editors

Agents and Editors:

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to have a look at the site.   Feel free to spend a few minutes here reviewing my work and getting a feel for my style and voice.  I enjoy what I do and though my style is conversational, I’d like to think my passion for writing flows as an undercurrent through all of my work.

I guess I’m like a lot of authors in that I really do love to write.  In some ways I’m not like a lot of authors out there.  My philosophy about getting my books published is simple:  I have a product (book) I’d like to sell.  Your efforts to reach that end goal should be complemented and bolstered by my efforts to accomplish the same.  When we come to an agreement to make this happen, I’m on board with whatever needs to be done.  I am responsible for my own success.

In terms of the writing itself, I am very easy to work with.  I understand revision and re-write.  I trust you experts in the industry to give me the advice needed based on current industry trends.

Non-fiction

I would like to think that even a cursory perusal of the archives should give a pretty good representation of my writing style and voice.  In addition to what you see here, I have written content for several sites.  Let me know, and I can forward articles or web addresses to you.  I’m happy to do it.

Fiction

Completed Manuscripts, ready to go:

The Canoe Tree – Picture Book

A single tear is all the magic it takes to save Sagra’s village from starvation.  Tradition and family run deep.  Sagra finds out just how deep.

Works in Progress:

The Hammy Chronicles – Misadventures of a Most Absurd Hamster – Picture Book

Hammy has figured  out a secret escape hatch in his cage.  When he comes out at night, his imagination (and trouble) take flight.

Bully – Young Adult

When Eddie Cortez turns in the school bully for theft, he sets in motion a school year of hell.  Bishop makes it his personal mission to terrorize the new kid.  Nothing is out of the realm of possibility.  Nothing.

Diner – Mystery

A graphic murder in the opening scene sets the stage for one damned tough case.  LA Detective Marquis Lorenzo will have to pull every favor and bust a few heads to catch the killer.  The stakes are raised when Lorenzo falls for the main witness.

Flash Fiction – A Collection of Short-Short StoriesCollection

Masterful story telling in a thousand words or less.  No time or room for fluff here.  Every word counts.

Web Content

I write a lot of content for the web.  Since you’re here, I assume you’ve spent a little time looking through my blog posts.  If not grab a cup of coffee, sit back and spend a little time reading through some of the posts.  I think you’ll find them informative and entertaining.

Here are a few other web sites that showcase my work:

An e-book on writing is sitting over at Smashwords.  Let me know and I’ll authorize a free copy:

Other works authored

“Glacier Creek Distillery – An Alaskan Dream” Alaska Magazine, June, 2009

“Using a Pulse Oximeter” Emergency Service Newsletter September, 1991

“Pass That Practical” Journal of Emergency Medical Services July, 1992

“Tricks of the Trade” Journal of Emergency Medical Services October, 1993

“Taking Care” (Literary Award Honorable Mention) Journal of EMS April, 1994

“Intubation and the Combitube” The Research Evaluation Scott Bourn Associates 1994

“Head Injuries” Student Workbook, Cases in Prehospital Care Mosby-Lifeline 1995

“Adult Respiratory Emergencies” Student Workbook, Cases in Prehospital Care 1995

“Vehicular Trauma” Student Workbook, Cases in Prehospital Care Mosby-Lifeline 1995

“Recreational Emergencies” Student Workbook, Cases in Prehospital Care Mosby-Lifeline1995

“Burn Emergencies” Student Workbook, Cases in Prehospital Care Mosby-Lifeline 1995

“Stumpers” Student Workbook, Cases in Prehospital Care Mosby-Lifeline 1995

“Instructor Manual” Cases in Prehospital Care Mosby-Lifeline 1995

“Pipeline Paramedics” Journal of Emergency Medical Services August, 1994

“Burn Emergencies” Cases in Prehospital Care, Scott Bourn Associates, 1996

“Instructor Resource Manual” Emergency Care 8th Ed. Brady 1998

“T/E Monthly” FedEx Monthly Newsletter 2000 – 2002