DSC_6681Welcome! I’m an award-winning author whose works have appeared in such diverse places as Realms of Fantasy, Bruce Coville’s Shapeshifter, The Arizona Republic, and American Forests. You can find a list of my books here.

Here’s where I wax eloquent about such things as the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, writing, gardening, and books. And dogs. The dogs, both fictional and real, naturally have free run of the place.

So, pull up a chair. Read my blog. See what books and stories I have for sale, or look at what I’ve published in the past. Look at a few photos of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains where I live and, of course, of my dog, Shadow.

You can also read an excerpt from Bed-Bugged, the first of the Doodlebugged mysteries, which best-selling author Virginia Smith called “a first-rate mystery” and a “triumphant beginning to a series.”

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Bed bugs, burglars, and a missing mother. For Doodle, it’s just part of a day’s work.

BB Front 1200Ask Doodle why he flunked out of service-dog school and he’ll tell you: smart and obedient don’t always go hand in hand. Now he has a new job finding bed bugs for Josh Hunter Bed Bug Detection. But when Molly, the boss’s ten-year old daughter, enlists Doodle to help find her mother, Doodle’s nose and Molly’s camera lead them straight to danger.

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