Author Archives

  • What’s in a Name?

    What's in a Name?

    One question I am asked quite often is why so many of my characters have the same names.   There are way too many Richards, Edwards, Georges, and Annes, and it is sometimes difficult to keep them all apart.  This is… Read More ›

  • The Violence Dilemma

    Sword Fighting

    Let me start with a confession.  I abhor violence of any kind, the violence of a modern-day street fight with guns and knives or that of a medieval battle scene with swords and spears.  If I’m watching a movie or… Read More ›

  • Beauty in a Balance Sheet


    This is a story about how an English major became an accountant.  When I was in college at San Jose State in the mid-60s, I had a group of friends who were liberal arts majors.  I was an English major,… Read More ›

  • A Brief History Lesson


    The background for both of my novels is the series of dynastic conflicts between the royal houses of Lancaster and York, now known as “the Wars of the Roses.”  The Protector takes place in 1483 near the end of the… Read More ›

  • Welcome to My Blog!

    Walking... and thinking

    I would like to welcome my readers to the blog I will be keeping in support of my two novels.   In my bi-weekly articles, I plan to focus in large measure on the problems and issues I faced as I… Read More ›