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New Book Release!

Cover final

At last my debut novel sees the light of day!  This book started as a single question a few years ago:  what side of WWII was Finland on?  With a little research I discovered there’s not such a clear answer. 

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Book Preview

Cover option partial 1

Happy Friday!  Because I’m feeling magnanimous, all you readers will get a special pre-release peek at part of the cover for my next book being released, The Ash of Winter’s Work.  This book will be published very soon, and I’ll

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Winter War draft part 5

CHAPTER 10   Late May, 1939   Hannu stepped out the front door into the cool night air, spring dusk growing longer with each step towards summer.  The distant sun still left some warmth in the air.  Eero’s voice droned

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Winter War draft part 4

CHAPTER 7 May 15, 1939   Hannu and Eero walked through the woods, spring mud squishing under their boots.  Long dusk and the weight of wet leaves dampened sounds and they moved slowly through the forest like wandering moose.  Eero

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Winter War Draft part 3

CHAPTER 5   Hannu tucked into his whitefish, a slab of bread thick with butter gripped in his other hand.  All was silence and consumption until Eero took a long swig of milk from his blue enameled mug and leaned

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Characters Live

I think about the characters in my Winter War story, their lives and emotions, their place in the world.  I’ve made them and have a responsibility to tell their story well.  So guilt is a good motivation to keep trying

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Winter War draft part 2

CHAPTER 3   November, 1938 Häkkinen Farm, Ensola, Finland     “Why, Magnus?  Why would we need another load of wood?”  Hannu gestured to the towering stack of split logs under the barn eaves. Magnus lifted a log over his

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Winter War draft

CHAPTER 1   October, 1938 Near Pullinlahti, Finland   With a snap of his pole, Magnus knocked a pillow of snow off a branch.  Hitting the ground with a whump it revealed the river ahead, a line of India ink

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The Experiment Begins

Today I began an experiment on my blog.  I am releasing the first chapters of my unpublished book.  I will post one or two chapters at a time each Friday so I can gather feedback on the story.  It’s a

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