Books/writing

I'm the author of more than two dozen books, the first having been published in 1993 (More to Life Than Having It All). Here are a few of my titles with links to where you can find more info and buy.  

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Collaborations

A writer's photo gallery

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Above, selling books before a Duck game in Fall 2019. Top right, a client, Michael Fechner Jr., and a volunteer in Bonton, Texas, who works as part of the ministry his father launched, 2014. Fechner's father, a millionaire, gave all that he had to Dallas's poor—the basis for the book, Letters on the Way to Heaven. Lower right: signing an elementary-school-kid arm in Madras, Oregon, 2015.

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Above, self-publishing has its ups and downs, among the latter having to store your own when they arrive. Right, in Montana helping former Vietnam War combat nurse Diane Carlson Evans write Healing Wounds, about her 10-year fight to have a memorial placed at The Wall in Washington, D.C., to honor women who served in the war, 2018.

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Top left, raising the bar before a talk on The Wizard of Foz, 2019. Top right, helping celebrate the 80th birthday of my former Black Literature prof at Oregon, Edwin Coleman, whom I wrote about on occasion in my RG Column. Middle right, one of the cool things about being a writer is meeting an array of people: here with Bob Haworth, longtime member of the Kingston Trio, in Medford. Haworth, a classmate of Dick Fosbury's, hosted a dinner—just so I could interview other MHS classmates for The Wizard of Foz. Above, a keyboard companion for some of my book-writing, Sunkist, though she wasn't the inspiration behind the Keyboard Kitten children's books. That would be Squirt. (Yes, all our cats have been named after soft drinks.) Left, in the spring and fall, I'll often retreat to Sally's "Little House" to write.

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Top, Dick Fosbury flops in our backyard hammock. He is—no pun intended—the most laid-back client I've ever had. Above, right, Sally with Donna Reed's daughter, Mary Owen, at the Wonderful Life Festival in Seneca Falls, New York, December 2013, which explains the heavy coats while eating in a giant tent. We were invited to sign copies of 52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life.