Archive for the ‘Published Work’ Category

HarperCollins has created an unbelievable opportunity for writers to get their work before a respected publisher. In their words, “We want to flush out the brightest, freshest new literature around.” That means YOU. This is your chance to post chapters of that novel languishing in your drawer or the one you will write for NaNoWriMo (after a lot of cleaning up and rewriting). Your novel may be chosen for further review and even publication.  HarperCollins main page issues the invitation below.  The publishing world is changing, sometimes for the better. This is an exciting new opportunity for you writers out there. From HarperCollins website:



Get Read. Get Noticed. Get Published.

authonomyTM is a brand new community site for writers, readers and publishers, conceived and developed by book editors at HarperCollins. We want to flush out the brightest, freshest new literature around – we’re glad you stopped by.

If you’re a writer, authonomy is the place to show your face – and show off your work on the web. Whether you’re unpublished, self-published or just getting started, all you need is a few chapters to start building your profile online, and start connecting with the authonomy community.

And if you’re a reader, blogger publisher or agent, authonomy is for you too. The book world is kept alive by those who search out, digest and spread the word about the best new books – authonomy invites you to join our community, champion the best new writing and build a personal profile that really reflects your tastes, opinions and talent-spotting skills.

The publishing world is changing. One thing’s for sure: whether you’re a reader, writer, agent or publisher, this is an exciting time for books. In our corner of HarperCollins we’ve been given a chance to do something a little different.

We’d really love your help.

Read more at http://www.authonomy.com/about.aspx.


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Life in Short

bookblog0001.jpgThis  This short piece was printed in the Orlando Sentinel in March 2006. Yes, every word is true.  (Click SnapShot for full view.)

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At The AlamoAt the time, it was just life; now it is history. Many of us who grew up or lived in Texas contribute to the University of Texas’ Historical website true stories with a Texas setting. You’ll find three from this author at the U. of Texas Historical link on the right.

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Nature Article

caterpillars-009.jpgcaterpillars-005.jpgMilkweed, a favorite plant in my wildlife garden is spotlighted in Florida Native Plants Society Newsletter. The article highlights a few weeks in December when the plant comes alive with Monarch butterflies. Click Florida Native Plants Society link on right to read.

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