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Month: February 2005

Novelist, Essayist, (Recovering) Journalist

Non-Fiction

Places I’ve Written For Currently Appearing: Eclectica Magazine: “Finding Machu Picchu” – an essay about my life-long friendship with the writer Maude Files Zimmer. BayouLife Magazine: My current “regular” writing gig, where I cover anything from food and the arts to movie stars and musicians. Other Publications: The Atlasphere: An online community and magazine for fans of…
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When the good people of Cranston, Texas, learn that a hometown boy has been killed in Iraq, they set about mounting a proper welcome for their fallen hero. But nobody thinks to ask the boyʼs reclusive father if such a memorial service is wanted, much less welcome. Not one to make waves, Joe Morton goes…
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Billy Bradshaw is just a boy of twelve when a well-meaning juvenile court judge sentences him to community service at the Liberty Street Home for the Elderly and Infirm. Thrown to the care of six aging Bohemians, Billy’s summer takes an unexpected turn when a new administrator arrives at Liberty Street with plans to rid…
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Three Days in the Quarter. Bloggin’ Mardi Gras.

Laissez les bon temps rouler! It’s kind of hard to explain Mardi Gras in New Orleans to someone who has never been here during the five final days of Carnival season, commonly referred to (albeit incorrectly) as “Mardi Gras.” Mardi Gras is, in fact, right this very minute only 34 minutes old. It is the…
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