I am a studio artist at The Studios Key West and treasure the small room on White Street. I wrote No Name Key in that space and when I enter that room that overlooks the tin rooftop and the avocado tree, I feel transported to another place where I can say anything I dare.
This year, I have had a few publications, won an honorable mention in Fish Publication for a postcard fiction piece, made poem of the month in Scribes magazine, had a story published in “Murder in Key West” anthology and am awaiting news on two more stories
By far the most difficult and significant event in 2014 was completing “No Name Key” a novel that began as the winning entry for TSKW’s “Writes of Spring” contest in 2012. I took that contest very seriously, worked hard on the entry and was rewarded with first place. That pat on the back was enough to carry me through the duration of the entire book.
In an earlier writing life, before I took a decade off, I published numerous pieces of short fiction in literary journals
In 2011, I published “Arrest Me (before I write again)” a collection of four rather twisted short stories. The title for this collection is an obvious take on “Arrest me before I kill again,” the chilling and famous message scrawled in lipstick on a mirror at a crime scene.
I write for the Key West Citizen occasionally, including book reviews – before we lost Solares Hill in September 2013. I miss that publication along with everyone else who appreciates quality journalism.
I have begun my second novel, another tale set in the always odd and sometimes dangerous Florida Keys.
Here’s It’s a Bunny, an early ezine I created & edited in the late 90’s.