Year in Review – 2018

Read What Happened in 2018

The year started with first place in a poetry contest and finished out being voted as the South Jersey Writers’ Group ‘Writer of the Year,’ a culmination of all the accomplishments achieved throughout the year. Short story Zale’s Tale won a spot in Beach Fun. Another short story Adelle and Brandon: Friends for Life went live on August 29th. A radio interview with Abdul Ali on WSTX Radio 970 STX added excitement to the summer which closed with one my poems being put to music. I even had the opportunity and pleasure of singing Love Song to Jesus from A Love Gift at church. I’m still waiting to hear about a manuscript submission but hopeful for positive news in 2019. Thanks for your comments and kind words throughout the year. I’m grateful my writing has encouraged so many of you.

My Beach Fun Story Made the Cut

Late June, I submitted a short story to a competition with the theme Beach Fun. The setting had to be in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Since I’d never been there, I spent much time researching Rehoboth Beach’s history and boardwalk.

A few days ago, I received a phone call saying my story will be one of twenty-five included in the Beach Fun anthology. I’m excited and grateful. I look forward to the book signing later this year.

But first, edit…edit…edit.

Unexpected Review for “A Beautiful Girl”

I agreed to host the authors of All is Assuredly Well on my blog Cassandra’s Journey. I was totally surprised and grateful when one of the authors sent me the following email.

I bought Beautiful Girl yesterday and couldn’t put it down.  I read it straight through.  I gave you a five-star rating and added a comment to my rating.  I clicked the “Follow” button, too, so I’ll know when your new books come out.  I HATED the step father and LOVED the beautiful girl, beautiful inside and out.  The music parts were authentic.  Marvelous  book!

-Professor Gore, co-author of All is Assuredly Well (June 24, 2018)


Thank you!

Stop over to Cassandra’s Journey and read the interview. Then, check out Professor G’s review on Amazon.

Hello World!

After over six months of transferring content from my previous web pages, I’m finally ready to reveal my now mobile web site. I’ve learned so much by taking the time to learn how to maneuver around WordPress on my own. So worth it.

This is my third revamp, so I’ll let it breathe for a while before doing another overhaul. I hope you enjoy the new look. If not, perhaps you’ll like the next one.

Enjoy your day!