See you soon, Des Moines!

Mrs. Smith and I don't often get back to our former stomping grounds in Iowa's capital city, but we'll be there Saturday, June 8. It's a multi-purpose trip, including a "Meet the Author" event the nice folks at Beaverdale Books so generously arranged on rather short notice. If you've read some previous posts (like this … Continue reading See you soon, Des Moines!

A hot day at the ballpark

Excerpted from North of Grand: Detective Red Shaw Novel #2 Read the book on Kindle or Nook Shaw tried to remember the last time he’d been on a date. Way back, right after he met Sally. He hoped this one wouldn’t be as awkward. They’d arranged to meet at the west end of a pedestrian bridge over … Continue reading A hot day at the ballpark

Fiction and the old neighborhood

I was a drug-running soda jerk.

NORTH OF GRAND: New Detective Red Shaw novel now on Amazon

A man turns up dead in a bicycle storage locker on a muggy August morning and Detective Red Shaw takes the heat. Shaw has just outsmarted a murderous sociopath who almost killed him. Now he has another homicide to investigate—while he's hobbled by a sore knee, distracted by a steamy new romance, and dodging accusations … Continue reading NORTH OF GRAND: New Detective Red Shaw novel now on Amazon