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This was a little like going to a basketball game, the other team doesn’t show up, and you still lose.

This was a little like going to a basketball game, the other team doesn’t show up, and you still lose.

“Simon and Schuster is submitting THE VALKYRIE MANDATE for a Pulitzer,” Jay Garon, my agent, told me. “I’m throwing a party in your honor, can you come to New York?” At the time of this phone call, I was on active duty in the army, stationed at […]

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When Honor Dies

Here is the cover photo…. and the prologue of WHEN HONOR DIES. It is a story of two young men who meet during the war, (WWI) and become fast friends. BUT one is from a family of police, and the other is from a Mafia family. Can […]

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Glory Dust

Glory Dust

I’m pleased to announce that my book GLORY DUST is being reprinted as a Kindle Book by WOLFPACK PUBLISHING. There is a rather interesting story as to how GLORY DUST came about. I put this on Facebook a few years ago, but thought I would post it […]

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Sikeston

When my Dad came back from the war, he took flying lessons under the GI Bill. Sikeston, being in the middle of a very rich agricultural belt, had an extremely robust crop dusting operation. It had been his intention to fly crop dusters, but my mother wouldn’t […]

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The Greer Street Tornadoes

In the days before Little League baseball, and Little League football, we played our own games, without coaching, without referees, and without any kind of organization. Baseball games were in empty lots which resulted in a lot of broken windows (I think my count was five), and […]

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The Lawmen

The Lawmen

“I’m going to make a movie, and I want you to do the screenplay,” the voice on the other end of the phone, said. This was Al Frakes, a film direction and producer I had worked with when we did a video program of the Western Writers […]

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Five loaves of bread, one pound of butter, and two jars of jelly

Pay, for an army private in the mid-fifties, was $77.10 per month. Because I had been in the National Guard before I went into the army, I had 2 years of longevity, which meant I was paid more… I was drawing the whopping salary of $82.10. Married […]

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Dawn of The Century

Dawn of The Century

The premiere series of all the books I’ve ever written, published by Bantam a little of 20 years ago, are now being republished as Kindle books by Wolfpack Publishing.  The books are a decade by decade account of the 20th century, told in novel form, and following […]

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On Miracles

In church today, the message was about miracles.  I’ve written about miracles…. my WWII series for Thomas Nelson; TOUCH THE FACE OF GOD, WHOSE VOICE THE WATERS HEARD, and HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON are all built around a “miracle”  of sorts. It is hard to determine […]

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The St. Louis Symphony

Last week, Ruth and I attended the St. Louis Symphony at the Powell Hall, compliments of our son, Tom. St. Louis has a wonderful symphony orchestra and I’ve seen and enjoyed them many times. It was a little different yesterday, in that instead of classical music, they […]

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