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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Boy Scout is a fantasy novel (book one of the trilogy Dragons Son) about a thirteen year old boy, Jimmy, who just happens to be an avid Boy Scout in the late nineteen-fifties. Much of Jimmy’s Boy Scout training saves his life and the lives of his companions as they embark on a quest to free Jimmy’s grandmother who has been kidnapped. Much to Jimmy’s astonishment his grandmother, Atthea, a grandparent Jimmy had no idea he had, turns out to be of a race he didn’t even know existed.

Jimmy and his friend Kirk stumble down a concealed shaft in a dark and spooky cave during a Boy Scout camping expedition and tumble into a down right nasty situation in an alien world, a world of dragons and elves and any number of good and evil creatures.  Jimmy and Kirk are rescued from their first encounter with “nasties” by two winged warrior elf girls, Annatheia and Roannee. Extreme tensions develop as the four teenagers struggle with their relationships and learn slowly who and what they really are and the latent powers they possess.

The story takes the teenagers through intense self-discovery, wrenching fledgling romantic situations, and heart pounding life and death adventures in a landscape of unknown pleasures and perils.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Rewrite is finished: 'Dragons Son'-book 1-'The Boy Scout'

It has taken me more than six months and now I am finally happy. My first novel Dragons Son book 1 The Boy Scout is ready and published on Smashword ( ). I desperately need critiques and reviews. If any of you want to read it please contact me: and I will send you the Smashword coupon code so you can download it free.
Please...I need your help...Jim

Saturday, December 24, 2011

my first 'true' review

I am thrilled...Lisa Hardy, book reviewer, has honored me with her oppinion of my novel Dragon's Son Book 1 The Boy would make me very happy if my followers would read the is the link...

The review just might entice some of you to at least scan my novel...if you are interested email me at and I will send you the smashword link and the code so you can down load it free...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Excerpt Chapter 1:

     Rage and hate and black in a terrifying raptors stoop and we were its end; its quarry. Her arms around my waist she banked violently right then jerked straight up with such power and velocity that the blood drained from my head and I almost lost consciousness. Intense searing fire and pain exploded crimson in my mind as the tip on one acid predatory talon ripped the flesh on the back of my flailing hand.

Excerpt Chapter 27:

     “It’s not just underwear Kirk. It’s a kind of armor. It weighs nothing and will keep you cool or warm as you need. All fighters Wear it, see.” Roannee pulled up her shirt exposing her belly button and the under side of her breasts.  “I always wear mine.”
Kirks eyes opened wide and his mouth dropped open in surprise.
“What, you’ve seen a girls breasts before haven’t you? Well, haven’t you?” Roannee asked demurely teasingly keeping her shirt up.
Kirk couldn’t take his eyes off her and when he was finally able to speak. “No...Only my little sister and, and she doesn’t have any thing yet anyway.”
“Put your shirt down. Please.” Kirk begged not really meaning it.
Still holding her shirt up and taking a coquettish pose.  “Well silly boy. What do you think...hummmmm?”
Kirk looked into her eyes and there was no shame or self consciousness there and all he could manage was a hushed… “Beautiful.”

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

'Mother Og'...a special place

to all my friends...if you want to increase your exposure in a big way you have to visit this new site...Mother Og...I'm lovin it and I think you will too...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

it's up to you now...

Book one The Boy Scout  of my trilogy Dragons Son is finally complete. Now it's up to you to determine if it lives or dies. If you are a reviewer and would do me the honor of your opinion please contact me and I will send you the book.

99 cents...what a deal...on Smashwords. here is the link:

you can read excerpts before you buy...

please...take a chance...Jim

Friday, June 3, 2011

My fear of writing…

My fear of writing…

I think it started at the beginning of junior high school. I excelled in the visual arts and it appears to me that because I received kudos for my accomplishments I concentrated my efforts in that direction. I realize now that my inability to spell canceled an avenue of expression that I now welcome with open arms, creative writing. Oh ya, I sucked at math too. Anyway, my fear of ridicule for the gross ways I assembled letters into words made writing, especially creative writing, something I avoided at any cost.
What changed? It wasn’t that the wiring in my brain changed it’s that someone(s) created spell check and the machines to make spell check easily accessible to me. Now I know that those of you who have braved my writings have noticed that from time to time the wrong word appears, the wrong word being spelled correctly, but all the same it’s not the right word. That’s because, and it’s hard for me to say this, I don’t know the difference.
My oldest son is following my creation of my first novel The Boy Scout (Dragon’s Son) and one of his first comments was “Dad, you seem to be using the wrong words all the time. What’s up with that?” All I can tell him is because I really don’t know the difference. “That’s why you read it for me, to find and point out these errors. My job is to imagine and develop the story.”
So to everyone who reads my work and asks “Is that the right word? Is that what you really wanted to say? That’s awkward; you might want to consider rewriting it.” And to those who brought me spell check and the marvelous creations to wield it I give you heart felt thanks.