#FridayReads – STRANGERS AT THE TABLE – A Short Story

Sharing one of my short stories today! This is Strangers at the Table, from Tales from the Cacao Tree, one of the books in the Mind’s Eye Series. My mission was to write a story based on the below photo, taken by Martin David Porter.   Strangers at the Table The smell of coffee, strong and pungent, drags me from sleep. I sit on the edge of my bed contemplating the digital alarm clock on Read More …

#MondayBlogs – GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM – A Short Story

  Gently Down the Stream Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream… Jack bolted upright, the edge of a scream fading with the nightmare. He swiped at the sweat streaming down his face, realized it was tears, and dragged the sheet over his cheeks to erase the wet stains. “Jack?” Lori’s voice was heavy with sleep and concern. He’d woken her … again. He sat stiff, his back to her, and said, “Sorry. Read More …

PEOPLE ARE STRANGE – 12 Stories and 7 Poems Inspired by Photographs

New release! We are more than what we say And less than what we wish Living together, separately, United by division Connected, disconnected Oh, People Are Strange   *12 Stories and 7 poems, inspired by 19 photographs* Published: September 5, 2016 Amazon / Amazon UK / Amazon CA FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime!   I am honored to have two of my stories included in this collection. As with all of Read More …

3 Books FREE from the Mind’s Eye Series

3 of the 4 Mind’s Eye Series books are FREE! This promotion runs from Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7. The Mind’s Eye books are collections of stories and poems inspired by photographs. You’ll find a wide variety of writing styles and some great photos within these pages. Read samples right here first, if you’d like, and then grab them all free!  

Short Story: A Different Perspective

Many of you know that I’m a contributing author to the Mind’s Eye Series. This is a photography/short story series. Each book is a collection of stories, written by a variety of authors. The stories are based on and inspired by photographs we’re randomly given, with no backstory. We’re told nothing about the photo, and so we write what we see within that image and beyond. The Mind’s Eye Series began with my fellow author Read More …

FAIRIES WEAR BOOTS – You Gotta Believe Me? A Photo, A Song, A Story

I have two addictions – books and music – and the two often intertwine in unexpected ways. Often the story is already in motion, the characters set, when a connection to a song occurs to me. Occasionally, though, the song pops into my head first, with a story to follow, unrelated to the song, but driven by it just the same. The latter is exactly what happened with one of my stories for Triptychs, the Read More …

#FridayReads – DEATH BY CHOCOLATE – Sweet Lies and Bitter Truths

Friday Reads Featured Book Today I’m sharing an excerpt from Death By Chocolate, one of my stories in Tales From The Cacao Tree, the fourth book in the Mind’s Eyes Series. For those of you unfamiliar with this series, it’s a collaboration between authors and photographers. The photos are randomly distributed to the authors. We’re given no background or any sort of context at all on the photos, because we want to ensure the stories Read More …

There Are 3 Sides To Every Story – TRIPTYCHS – Grab It Free!

Triptychs is free this week! Download it for your Kindle anytime between Monday, November 1 and Friday, November 6. This book is part of the Mind’s Eye Series, a collaboration between authors and photographers. With Triptychs, the photographers provided eight photographs of their choice. Those photos were then randomly assigned to our authors and poets, with each image going to three different writers. Our task was to write a story or poem inspired by what we Read More …

A Chocolate Lover’s Dream: TALES FROM THE CACAO TREE Pre-Order Discount!

I’m excited to announce the fourth book in the Mind’s Eye Series! This series is a collaboration between authors (me included!), poets, and photographers. It works like this: The photographers provide us with photos and nothing more. We don’t get background information or tidbits about the photos. The authors and poets then write a story/poem inspired by each image we receive. It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry Read More …

New Release: TRIPTYCHS – Stories and Poems Inspired by Photographs

There are three sides to every story. Take a mental image, Divide it three ways, You’ll read all the angles in… Triptychs Published: March 16, 2015 Amazon / Amazon UK   Table of Contents TRIPTYCH I Photo by Helle Gade Stories: We Came From The Ocean by Jason McIntyre A Storm Is Coming by J. Michael Radcliffe The Easygoing Widower by Geoffrey David West TRIPTYCH II Photo by Martin David Porter Stories: #666 by Julie Read More …