A collection of novels, nonfiction books, short stories, and essays: some are complete works, others selected pieces of a larger projects, while others are works in progress.

From: THE DANGLING CONVERSATION

A park bench philosophy between two people with nothing in common other than the bench they share in a quiet park. Kyle is an older man trying to make sense of his life, mostly his love affair with Nadia that has on and off again spanned more than twenty-five years. Isabelle is in crisis; her recent divorce has left her damaged in ways even she doesn’t recognize. She recently met Henry, which brings forward all kinds of latent relationship fears and trepidations. When Kyle and Isabelle talk, it seems they’re having two separate conversations that somehow weave into one. Here are some selected chapters….

From: TRUTH AND TRUST IN CRISIS

A nonfiction exploration into how simple science can be used to validate or debunk complex government and media propaganda. Too controversial for commercial publication, but necessarily free for an open democracy to survive.

From: THE WORLD’S A SCARY PLACE

A nonfiction narrative of how capabilities and resources at the Los Alamos National Laboratory are used to keep America, and it’s citizens, safe from a constant barrage of menacing threats and vulnerabilities. Hardback release planned for Fall, 2022.

Outline – Thesis statements for each chapter in the book

From The Trilogy: WHAT IS TO BE DONE

Book one: WHAT IS TO BE DONE

Concluding the country is in desperate need of intervention, a group of gifted scientists devise an ingenious plan to correct the listing vessel of democracy. In the aftermath of chaos following the release of a human engineered virus though, they realize something must be done – that is until fate intercedes in the form of Sympatico escaping Miguel, a human trafficking sociopath.

Book Two from The Trilogy: WHAT IS TO BE DONE

Trophic Cascade – The Rise and Fall of Quiet Acquiescence

What if there’s more to love than, you can’t bear the thought of being without them, want nothing more than to see them happy, and never want to leave their side? What if this thing called love is not even romantic, is not a form of friendship, and is not the love one feels for family? Is it even love, and if not, what is it? This is the question Jake and Sympatico must sort out, while the American’s for a New America (ANA), set out to bring down a powerful human trafficking ring and allude capture by Alvarez, – the Watcher sent to hunt them down.

Book Three from the Trilogy: WHAT IS TO BE DONE

Rainmakers of Revolution

The country’s crumbling, with freedom and submission staked out on opposite sides of the same tarnished coin. Political pettiness couples with corruption to complement the feckless incompetence of leaders who lack the integrity to resign after inconceivable failures. Meanwhile, the single thread laid bare for anyone curious enough to notice, is that the oligarchs in charge stealthily proceed as planned. So, it falls on a ragtag crew of former government scientist to become the rainmakers of revolution, the last hope for a faltering nation.

From The Novel: NAVIGATING ENTROPY

A ne’er-do-well from Chicago is thrust into a self-sustaining life when he inherits his uncle’s ranch in the Northern New Mexico wilderness, a ranch whose history is a microcosm for everything noble and evil about humanity.

From The Novel: UNDERLYING CONDITIONS

While complying with COVID caused changes, a saleswoman with underlying conditions meets a furloughed Chef refusing to acquiesce to the new normal.

  • Coffee Kiosk – Random encounter at the home improvement center
  • Rendezvous – Marcos prepares a parking lot picnic
Short Stories
Essays
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