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I've been toying with short stories, novellas, novels, and what I like to call "commercial verse" for a few years now. At 58-years-old, I decided it was finally time to begin publishing some of my work and to share it with those who appreciate "intriguing circumstances" and "adventurous situations."

There are several books here for youngsters, as well as some for adults, and oodles and oodles of the very type of poetry that, prior to the early to mid 1900s, made it an easy genre to actually sell. That's what I mean by "commercial verse" - it RHYMES.....and it's easier to comprehend than a lot of contemporary poetry.

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Here's what I have to offer you at this time, and, hopefully, there will be many more to come:


JUST CLICK ON ANY OF THE BOOK COVERS IMAGES BELOW TO GO TO WHERE YOU CAN READ A SYNOPSIS OF EACH WORK, AND PURCHASE A COPY TODAY.
And you can also read a few examples of my poetry by clicking on any of the poetry books' covers, and thereby visiting my "poetry page". Please browse away, there's a lot to consider, and thanks so much for dropping in.....I hope you'll bookmark my site!



My "Buster Boogernose" series.
Buster Boogernose
Just click on the book covers above to learn all about my wonderful 10-book series of middle-grade children's books.

Though these are aimed at youngsters ages 7 to 14, they make wonderful "readers" for parents, grandparents, etc. who are young at heart, and want to spend some quality time with the children in their lives. Each book takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes for most kids to read. These are a truly worthwhile substitute for computers, nintendo, and game-boys, etc.

There are 10 very family-friendly books in this particular series. And in the novels section below there is a fast paced adventure book titled "Satellite Detectives" that is also aimed at children ages 7 - 14 that your kids are sure to enjoy.

Denis Proulx :    This link will take you to the site of the very talented gentleman who created all 10 of the wonderful covers for my Buster Boogernose series. Denis is great to work with, competitively priced, and offers a myriad of illustration alternatives.
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Click any cover below to learn more about that particular book. "Satellite Detectives" is for kids 7 - 14, the rest are meant for adults.
Murder on the Bus cover Satellite Detectives cover The Bus Stop Assassin cover Da Burnin' Place cover Bid Dog, Little Dog cover
Murder on the Bus Satellite Detectives The Bus Stop Assassin Da Burnin' Place Big Dog, Little Dog
Sam Wall - Cover Design.    Samantha "Sam" Wall is a very talented cover illustrator...as you can see by the several novel covers she has done for me...and an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her. She also did more than 30 wonderful illustrations for my colossal poetry book - "My Sentiments Exactly".


A Lyrical Look at Life, Volumes 1 - 4, plus my special new and selected poems book titled: "My Sentiments Exactly " due out this coming fall.

This is my 4 volume set of poetry books, with 50 poems in each volume. Many are narrative in nature and will either greatly amuse you, or literally make you cry. These are my readers' words. Just click on the book covers below, and learn how you can get an autographed (if requested) copy of one - or each - today.

NOTE: My 5th book, entitled "My Sentiments Exactly," is comprised of 37 of my new works, along with 100 of my personally selected favorites from MY first 4 volumes - is now available. Be sure to check out the review I received from prestigious Texas Poet Laureate - Red Steagall!

Volumes 1 through 4 of "A Lyrical Look at Life" are only $12.95 each, or you can purchase all 4 books for just $45, plus appropriate postage. "My Sentiments Exactly" is priced at $39.95, plus appropriate postage. Note: I plan to eventually offer a short run of signed-and-numbered, hardcopy editions, and possibly even a few leather bound examples of "My Sentiments Exactly."

There are a few examples of my verse posted on the main "poetry page" to give you an idea of what to expect from these 5 very traditional collections.

Enjoy, and thanks for looking...and please stop back soon.


Lyrical Look volume 1 Lyrical Look volume 2 Lyrical Look volume 3 Lyrical Look volume 4 My Sentiments Exactly

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Click the Pool and Billiards Collectibles book cover to see several sample images, and learn how to order your copy today.


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