Archive for the My Books Category


Clark Air Base … arriving for the first time.

In my latest book Dreams of the Philippines, (out soon) I write about arriving at Clark Air Base for the first time.  I sat anxiously in the windowless cargo bay of a C-141 Starlifter military transport aircraft.  It was pure adventure.  Here’s an excerpt from the book … *** I closed my eyes as I […]

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My first mango …

My new book Dreams of the Philippines should be out very soon.  In the book I talk about eating my first mango.  It was such an exhilarating experience, I felt I should share it here. If there’s anyone out there who’s never had a fresh, ripe, Philippine mango, I highly encourage you to go get […]

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How to write a book …

Don’t know if I’m qualified to write an article titled “How to write a book.”  But, here goes anyway. I’m in the process of putting together the final touches on my latest book Dreams of the Philippines and thought I’d share how I went about getting it done.  The main purpose for sharing is to […]

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How Stephen King solved my plot problem.

I’m in the throes of writing my fourth book.  It’s fiction but based on a trip I took to the Philippines way back in 1989 when I was a junior officer in the US Air Force. I have a bunch of stories I want to share but here’s the rub … how do I connect […]

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How to write a good book – 4 Steps

Note:  This article is a bit of a milestone celebration – finishing my latest book, Perception is Reality: And other things I learned at Air Force Officer Training School.  As such, I’m having some fun writing about the process, talking about how it’s easy.  But, it’s been a long slog … it’s taken me over a […]

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