Sunday, October 31, 2021


Halloween is the official publication day for new Good Deed Rain book, THRIFTSTORE MADONNA. Ask for a copy at your local bookseller or luncheonette. (Or ask me)

Happy Halloween Everyone!!

Friday, October 29, 2021


I'm enjoying reading Escape to Witch Mountain. However, I'm at the last chapter and no sign of a Winnebago. That may have been just for the movie, but for us fans of flying 1970s Winnebagos, it's kind of disheartening. I'm hoping there's still a chance it might appear in these last 11 pages though. Fingers crossed.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Another Atlantis

I finished writing the draft of my novel about college. That was a challenge! (The best book about college is Hearts in Atlantis, by Mr. King). This new book will be published at start of 2022. How futuristic!

Sunday, October 24, 2021

pages 82 and 83

Saturday, October 23, 2021

thriftstore pages

A page spread from THRIFTSTORE MADONNA

Wednesday, October 20, 2021


Approved proof for the new Good Deed Rain book, titled THRIFTSTORE MADONNA. Thriftstore Madonna is a visionary collection of 124 story poems written during the summer of 2021. Inspired writing pinned on washing lines to dry in the sun. Illustrated throughout by the author. Publication date is this Halloween! Available from This is the cover spread (if book was run over by a Richard Scarry steamroller):

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

next book cover

This is the cover for the next Good Deed Rain book. To be published Halloween. More about this soon!

lunch break at work

Sunday, October 17, 2021

from a new Halloween story working on

My name is Ichabod Crane. You think that’s an easy name to live up to?

Thursday, October 14, 2021

long ago library

winter read

Just started reading Don Carpenter's book, The Hollywood Trilogy.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

groucho at rest

Monday, October 11, 2021

it's a gift

Remembering when W.C. Fields was trying to sleep on the porch.

play it at work

for Santoka Taneda

Sunday, October 10, 2021


Saturday, October 9, 2021

Tuesday, October 5, 2021


Friday, October 1, 2021

chapter 36

I'm on Chapter 36 of a new novel set at a college. I just used the expression "thick as thieves."