New November 2017 — a volume of ten short stories — Now available
Flower of Death.
In The Valley
The Goldarndest Earthquake of All
The Baglady and the Runaway Kid
Herbs To You
The Missing Clue
Plus Crab Appetizer Recipes
The Deserter and Other Stories is a collection that varies from flash fiction to novelette. Taking place from 1813 to present day, the stories range from tall tale to reimagined memory to mystery to humor, with characters from child to ghost.
From the back cover:
Go back in time with a childless widow struggling for her independence during the War of 1812. Travel the mean city streets with a man suspected of murder. Glimpse the pre-war world of 1941 through the eyes of an eleven-year-old girl. Explore the unexpected (and possibly paranormal) story of a newspaper stringer. Zip through a 200-word tall tale from Alaska . Learn to what lengths a man will go to protect his memories. Get a new perspective on how hard it can be to drive a car . Tag along with a homeless woman as she discovers an interloper in her neighborhood . Spend some quality time with a retired shrimper and his herbally incantatious wife. And finally, venture
to the shores of Chesapeake Bay, where the restoration of an old skipjack meets mystery and deep-fried turkey.