4/17/17: Sorry - I know I promised the NEW Wittry update on the 15th, but I should have know time was not going to be available until today. So look down to the links section here on the home page to claim your copy of the updated Wittry Typology. And remember to contact me if you need your own data information from the CAMD, available nowhere else in the world.
4/13/17: Well, I had a video here but it just disappeared. I'll try to post it again on my video page, but I won't hold my breath. If I can get this to work, I'd like to do a video series on being a writer. I can eventually move them to YouTube. Anyway, for today, note a new blog on the copper page with my new direction, including why working in Wisconsin archaeology does not work for me. Also note that I will be updating the Wittry Typology on 4/15 with some new stuff, so hold off on your copy until then. Got the good word on my 2006 Honda Insight! It's 11 and doesn't need a new hybrid battery yet, but when it does - maybe never - it'll only cost about $3,500. Not bad! So now I've got it up for sale again for $4,500 or best offer. Honestly if you drive highways a lot, this is a great car for you. I'm in Madison now and can walk to work.
3/29/17: Madison State Journal recently published my "Bone Broth" editorial on Hannon Booyah - if you're looking for the article/recipe, click on the Booyah Invention link below, under "Some Good Links to Check Out."
SOME GOOD LINKS TO CHECK OUT:
4/15/17 updated Wittry is available here.
Get your BOOYAH PDF! Everything you want or need to know about
the Green Bay area phenomenon, Chicken Booyah, a delicious soup served
at church picnics, fund raisers and some restaurants in the area. Click BOOYAH INVENTION to get your copy!
My last interview after publishing Vrykolakas Tales with Solstice:
My very unusual short story that was published last year: "A Job as Told in Fortune Cookies," http://onthepremises.com/issues/issue-27/
THE GENERAL AND THE SOLDIER: Following orders. This is a shorter version of the book I've been researching for 20 years. I noticed how much Grant figured in Henry's orders, so focused more on that and reduced a lot of the material down but still it spans from 1862 through 1884, and beyond. It's an intriguing comparison between orders to a general and to a soldier, and how this country's changes affected them both. CIVIL WAR & BLOODY PEACE: Following Orders is the previous version that took me nearly 20 years to research and write, about my grandfather's great uncle's 20 years in the army between 1862 and 1884. Available for publication, this would make great required reading at the high school or college level.
DINNER AT MARSHALL FIELDS: a fiction memoir, in submission. About a woman who learns a lot about herself in the 60s while writing about her past relationships including to the mob in Chicago in the 1940s, lots of music references that reflect her growth from man dependent to a feminist. An intriguing look at how memories escape us, until we area really forced to confront our past and its effect on our lives today.
SIX CHAMBERS LOADED: a fiction anthology following the historical ownership of 1871 Colt 45, demonstrating how the power of the gun can change its owners. In submission.
Copper Artifact Master Database: museums being contacted and data being entered. Over 52,000 artifacts in CAMD so far, and grant applied for to continue the work, and start getting articles out there. Have two copper presentations set up for next year. Will attempt to put out sectional resource manuals but until that happens, get your specific location needs here, a lot cheaper. Data available for 10 cents a line.
IF IT RAINS IN PARIS,: a semi-autobiographical movie script about my daughter and I taking my mother to Paris when she was 80. Available for optioning.
DEAD MAN'S PASS: my cattle-driving script, first written as a Rawhide, now an adventure in the diversity of the Old West with great female roles, too, and with cultural intensity and truth. Seeking investors.
AWAKENED, a script based on Vrykolakas Journal, in edit and queries out.
THE DANGEROUS VIRGIN: In edit; this is light erotica, a non-traditional fantasy romance detailing the struggle between men and women for control of the planet. In edit.
BURIED IN SOIL & SOUL: Archaeology romance thriller in first draft, involving my research of copper artifacts master database; in first draft.
FOLLOWING ORDERS: a movie script that follows Grant's orders that culminate in George Custer's demise at the Little Bighorn, submitted to competition