The following excerpts are all free. Some are PDFs, designed to be read online; others link to free ebooks at Smashwords.
A Quiet Stroll
Click here for a free story (a non-fiction personal memoirs entry) about a lazy stroll through Brooklyn Heights on a gray day in Spring -- dedicated to the loving memory of a friend and supporter whose keen eye and soul always found innate beauty even in the darkest moments.
Chronicles of Ash, Vol. 0
Click here for a free excerpt to Vol. 0 - Ash to Ashes, the introduction of the nine-book fantasy steampunk-inspired series. Sassy Brooklynite Ashleigh Peters is transported from Earth to a bizarre but very familiar world.
One Night with B.B.
Click here for an excerpt from the mini-memoir about the night B.B. King performed live at The Blue Note. Literally a story in four acts with all the magic moments of the evening clearly illustrated (you'll think you're right there!)
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How Blue Can You Get?
The Thrill is Gone.
Because She Was A Woman
Free download of How Nadine and Libby Escaped Destiny, the story of a precocious child playing dance lesson in the back of an old trailer as her mother watches from within. In the midst of the bittersweet scene, their lives are about to change forever. The image of an innocent child softly singing will haunt you...
Remembrance of Dingbats
Click here for a hilarious excerpt from a journal entry in the mini-memoirs anthology that covers 1997 - 2007.
Putting May to Rest
Poor Lucy is about to turn eighteen and fulfill a fantasy she has had for years, and as is the family tradition, her bliss is about to be interrupted by death... Click here for an excerpt.
Click here for a free excerpt to the novel, the amazing journey of a man who led an ordinary life, found himself in the midst of a terrorizing experience at gunpoint, and then a murder investigation, a press tour and an old fashioned conclusion that is both noble and twisted.
The Scent of Honeysuckle
Click here for an excerpt of the spooky story of Mike and Jess Morgan, who purchase a lighthouse in an idyllic northeastern and soon the quaint and beautiful setting is marred by a series of increasingly unsettling and mystifying experiences . . . including the intoxicating sweet scent of honeysuckle.
Kali: The Food Goddess
Click here for excerpt with a food essay originally published in author Barbara Bretton's website, as well as a recipe from Fruits of the Family Tree.
The bilingual story of a harried Latina mami and her rebellious teenage daughter. Loosely based on two true stories and mingled for dramatic effect to hilarious results. Click here to learn The Way of La Chancleta.
Títulos en Español
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