About Me

Burton visiting with readers at the Sun City West library.

My current work being critiqued by the Tale Chasers writing group is Pastor O’Wilhelm and the Superstitious Sinners of Shanks Holler.

I’ve typed “The End” – a great feeling – to Rustbucket and edited it through my critique group and with AutoCrit.  and assembled using Scrivener.

After I’ve done everything I can to make it a polished story, and if I think it’s worth publishing, it’s agent time. I’ll let you know in the newsletters how it’s going.

Send me a note here if you have a question or just want to visit a little. Let’s keep it happy, though. No politics, swearing, or any unseemly content. We like playful stuff, or writing questions.

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You should find some light escapism on this blog. Once in a while, I’ll attempt a vignette as the mood strikes.

I have been writing about the escapades of my big brother, Roy, for years. Mostly they have been one-page items that I’ve passed along to my kids. Those items are now slated for this blog.

My first serious writing attempt is an 80,000 word novel about a Blue Ridge family in 1889. I love that story, but in writing it, I learned something of the craft. It’s now on the shelf awaiting a rewrite.

Little CAB Press published my short story, Not My Will, in their first Christmas Collection, and another, The Trike Ride, in their Spring Anthology A Time To Blossom. I’m writing another story now, perhaps only a novella, but it may be marketable.

Hence, the blog. Written for experience and to build a readership. Roy started this journey and has graciously (ha) consented to let me write about his adventures as we were growing up. Most of the stories will take place in Mohave County, in and around Kingman.

We’ll hear some advice from my agent Murgalump Kneffle along the way.

I hope you enjoy your stay here.

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