Alligator Allegories

Light a Distant Fire is set in my home state of Florida.  Writing the story of Osceola gave me a chance to learn more about my favorite reptile, the alligator.  While driving around the state doing research, I also heard stories of people’s encounters with them. An...

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My Dead and Imaginary Friends

      In the thirty-six years I've been writing, I've acquired a fractious pack of rascally friends, both dead and imaginary.  Which explains why this is my all-time favorite cartoon. Robert Bloch once wrote, "I roll a piece of paper into the typewriter, load it with...

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The Ghost Warriors

This is the very talented Maria D'Angelo's portrait of Lozen, the Apache woman who rode as a warrior with the men in the second half of the 19th century.  Maria's compelling image of her hangs in its frame on my wall and it impresses me every day. The Apaches called...

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Cooking up a devilish story

        Meet my late, great next-door neighbor, Noni, on the far left, back row.   She fit this description of Faye, on page 20 of Devilish.       "Faye believed in seers and psychics, alien abductions and etheric forces.  She channeled a third century sage named...

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The Barefoot Artist

Twenty-five years ago I met the Barefoot Artist, Guy Labree, and his wife Pat at an outdoor exhibit of Seminole crafts, needlework, and art in Naples, Florida.  Guy was a third generation Floridian.  When he was a youngster, his Seminole friends would invite him to...

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Brian and Lucia



Lucia And Her Dear Friend Ginny

Lucia and Her Dear Friend Ginny





Brian and Lucia

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