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About meI love music. Wish I could pick up a guitar and shred like Slash, or pick up a microphone and wail like Ella, Aretha, or Pink. That isn't happening. But the urge to merge with melodies, harmonies, riffs, grooves, and limitless chords lives on.

And so, writing is my music.

I know that what comes out sometimes is more karaoke than classic. And that some passages are technically clean without taking flight, not ready for Soul Train. But I keep aiming to match the pitches and hit the beats that vibrate from an ideal place, where a story comes out how it's meant to be told.

When I joined the Goodreads author program, it asked, who are your influences? Among many, three who stand out are Marguerite Henry, Robert Penn Warren, and Dr. Seuss. I grew up addicted to Henry's history-based horse books, where you knew that every plot was made from something possible. As an adult, every so often I reread Penn Warren's All The King's Men and perceive ever more layers and connections and small miracles of prose. And though I don't regularly read him anymore, there's an everlasting imprint from Seuss's irresistible rhythms and boundless heart.

As a middle-aged person and younger writer, I'm still developing my voice. Man o' War gave a chance to carefully brush through a curtain of myth. Battleship opens a larger scene, where the Grand National is not only an epic horse race but also a metaphor for how we handle life itself.

Thank you for visiting this page. And for reading my books, if you so choose ΜΆ in your own way, singing along.



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