Welcome to my world of words.
First, with Feathers in the Well, I feared the truth of what I’d once heard; that to write poetry and then to publish with the thought of profit was like dropping a feather down the well and waiting for the splash. Thank you to those many people who have read and said they enjoyed those first feathers; you encouraged me to follow with a second collection of poems in A few more Feathers. Again these poems speak of childhood and growing up, of being in love and letting go, of hard times and very happy times. Simple verses, they deplore war, adore family and speak of the passionate years whilst celebrating survival.
Written to appeal to real emotions and to be easily understood, sometimes described by others as songlike, these poems are from the heart. They are not for dreary academic analysis, they are simply feathers. Enjoy!
And whether or not you enjoy poetry I hope you will find my collection of several very short stories entertaining. In the title tale of Sad day in Jericho I revisit the Western, with a twist. The puzzle of the other wound tells the true story of a murder that never was. You may weep for Benny, laugh at first with John, be touched by Too Young and may well be shocked by The Bowl. If ever you have been there you will understand the bitter sadness of Litigation. And, for the record, this author denies that he is the author whose secret is told in Author. It is a diverse collection of these stories and more, all with just one thing in common – you will need to read each one to its intriguing end.
If you do choose to purchase any one or all of these books, each available as downloads (ePub or Kindle) or books in print for your library, I’d be delighted to hear from you and by all means please post a review.