I am an author represented by the Margret McBride Agency with five of my own published novels, and have had the privilege of a top-100 Amazon e-book bestseller, which also earned an unpaid Kirkus star review. I have edited manuscripts over the last 15 years, and recently for the Margret McBride Agency. I'm an attorney as well with 24 Appellate Court briefs under my belt.
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Monthly humor / slice of life columnist for the monthly print and online magazine, with over 120 columns under my belt.
Taught legal writing, editing, and argument for the public defender's office, with 24 Appellate Briefs while performing trial work.
Enjoy the music, politics, fashion, televison and movie fare of the 1960s. Did you know that 2 days before the blizzard of 1967 that brought the Midwest to a halt, it was a balmy 65 degrees? Or that Wild Thing by the Troggs kicked the Beatle's Paperback Writer off the top of the pop charts? Or that Gomer Pyle USMC replaced the Dick Van Dyke Show? These details unique to 1966 and 1967 also incl... read more
From the author of The Widow's Son - a Kirkus Starred Review Literary Mystery: Which is right: the eyewitness testimony of an eight-year-old boy or exculpatory DNA evidence? Sixteen years after Richard Hill testified in court that he crouched under the kitchen tablecloth and saw Henry Clayton rape his white momma and murder her and his black poppa, a DNA swab earns the prisoner a pardon and hi... read more
Inspired by a true story, An Assassinated Man draws from real events leading to one man being the intended target and the primary suspect in the murder of his long-time friend and law partner. The author has worked for the surviving attorney, read all the transcripts of the actual case, and interviewed players in and around the actual murder and trial. While An Assassinated Man is fiction, it ... read more
My Occasional Torment is for The Rest Of Us, who are typically absent from the beautiful descriptions within the pages of Erotica. All of us imperfect, middle-aged and past-middle-aged souls. We have not left the planet nor are we indefinitely sequestered inside a convent in Antarctica. At least not within the pages of My Occasional Torment. In these pages, through the ordeals of 53-year-old J... read more
Donald "Hokey" Busby has a bit of the devil in him, but nobody thought he'd kill his best friend, Harry "Fats" Shell. Yet, one night on the Walker family farm, Hokey brutally shoots Fats down. Hours later, Hokey is found dying in a pool of blood, from a single shotgun blast. The Walkers fear more bloodshed will come as family and friends gather for the shocking double funeral of the murderer a... read more
A NEW MILLENIUM OF CHICAGO CRIME . . . Chicago has always been a hotbed for violence, crime and political corruption. Four governors served prison sentences; two of them were sentenced to longer jail sentences than their terms of office. There are always more crimes than cops. During Prohibition, Detective Tug Collier created the Widows and Orphans’ Fund, a euphemism for graft money. That fund... read more
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Editor with years of in-house experience, editing both literary fiction and adult nonfiction. Agent. Writer. Host of "Print Run."
A full-time freelance copy editor and proofreader of middle grade and YA fiction and nonfiction for major publishers.