I am an author, blogger and an un-apologetically patriotic American. I enjoy martial arts, shooting sports and writing. I currently live in Cary, NC with my German Shepherd named Sophie.

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A Critical Step to Becoming a Better Author.

One Critical Step to becoming a Better Author … Conferences! North Carolina Writer’s Network 2018 Spring Conference Writer’s conferences are a great way to improve the many diverse skills required to become a better author. This is my second year attending the North Carolina Writer’s Network Fall Conference. Like last year, it was held at…

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Warning: Doing This May Improve Your Blogging skills.

Improve Your Blogging skills How do you begin to improve your blogging skills? I began blogging some years ago, But to be truthful about it, I have only gotten serious about doing so over the last year.  This is probably because I recently I published my first novel, Serpents Underfoot.  As a self-published author, I…

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Race to Amazing, by Krista S. Moore

Get in the Race to Amazing I received an advance copy of Krista S. Moore’s new book, Race to Amazing. I found her ideas on coaching and professional and personal success refreshing and interesting, And, perhaps even more importantly, actionable! Sales is an adapt or fail kind of business. To be successful as a leader…

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Success in Life Rules: Post by Cristian Mihai

Rules for Success in Life There is a lot of “success in life” or self-improvement information floating around out there; some of it great, some of it good, and some of it not so good. Many people are trying to succeed at their dreams. If you can make your hobby your occupation, that is indeed…

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Did You Know About the Other Tea Party?

The Edenton Tea Party Not long ago I learned about another famous American Tea Party. However, it seems it is famous only to a relatively small group of people. On the way to  Elizabeth City, NC in northeastern North Carolina, I passed through a small town called Edenton.  I learned Edenton is famous for its…

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Vietnam Veteran’s Day in Raleigh, NC

Vietnam Veteran’s Day Weekend! I went to the Vietnam Veteran’s Day Weekend held in  Raleigh. It was sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of History & The North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Inc. This turned out to be a very moving day. First, I will say it was a real honor to talk to several of…

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Skadoosh! Another ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review!

That’s right, I wrote Skadoosh! I am celebrating another Five Star Review for Serpents Underfoot! What is skadoosh, you may ask? It’s a secret technique from the movie, Kung Fu Panda.  The “word” kind of stuck in my brain. I use it as an exclamation of thankful appreciation, kind of like ‘Bingo” or “Yippee.” My novel,…

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What does shape the story: Fact, Fantasy or Fiction!

What helps shape the story? What does shape the story? Several people with whom I have spoken after they read my novel, Serpents Underfoot, have asked me if there are some of my life experiences woven into the story. What life experiences helped shape the story? And I answer, of course, there are. I have about…

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Blue Gemini – An Amazing Cold War Technothriller!

Blue Gemini – An Amazing Technothriller! Blue Gemini is probably the first technothriller I have read, and I will be honest, it took a bit for this book to hook me. But, once it did … it was tough to put down. This book contains all the elements needed for a good read; multiple intersecting…