An Odyssey of Flying Combat with the 493rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force in 1944
World War II was the ultimate experience for all those who participated in it. Many of my friends have asked me through the years to put on paper what I experienced as a bomber pilot in the Eighth Air Force flying out of England. I do not think that the missions I flew were extraordinary in any way but at the age of 87 I thought if I was ever going to do this I must get on with the program. I hope you enjoy and understand my own lingo, as I am by no means a professional writer. I only wish that I had started earlier and could have taken advantage of the memories of my many friends who are no longer with us. As many have said before me, it was the greatest time of my life but given the choice I would never do it again.
They called Mary C.’s crazy new neighbor, “Smarty Pants”. You could never get “one up” on her. Her fantasies, tall tales and plain lies caused trouble for everyone crossing her path. When she tell folks she is carrying Jason’s oak baby Mary C. loads her shotgun and has to protect her family. Smarty Pants is book number 11 in the Southern Gothic Jetty Man series.
Imagine what life would be like if our beloved planet were to become uninhabitable, either because of our own failings or from forces beyond our control. Would we have sufficient technology to be able to travel the unfathomable distances in space for years, perhaps thousands of years, in search of a new homeland?
The Enlilliians, remants of an ancient civilization, experienced such a fate. A select few had escaped from their planet before it was incinerated by their ever-expanding sun. These survivors, confined to their giant spaceship, hoped that their search for a new home – and a new food source – would end within a few generations. Their quest seemed hopeless. That is, until they came across a little planet called Earth – and a biologist named Dr. William Lance.
A one-night drunken fling ignites a cover up: a child deceived about his father. For 25 years this smoldering lie rips at the boy’s psyche until finally the ebb and flow of the deception triggers a mental meltdown. Set amidst the college town of Gainesville, Florida, a fatherless and psychologically tormented law student from the street of hard-knocks unwittingly embarks upon a nine-month journey in search of a higher meaning to life. From his earliest days, he fought to transcend his Dickensian childhood, and clawed his way into adulthood governed by nothing other than his own wits and instincts.
This autobiographical multicultural novel delves into the human condition and dysfunction and the social issues affecting the struggling and impoverished, touches on race and how the protagonist fights—mentally—the Black, White, and Jewish clash of cultures. It is an inspirational story of one driven by strong convictions and dogged determination, combined with innate intelligence and street-smarts, who conquers abuse, survives the death of loved ones, stands tall in the face of racial and religious bigotry, as well as surmounts social and economic hardships.
“Gator Roll”, brings Jason and Billy back home from the Giant’s Motel to live in their new house out on Mayport Road. The killings under the grape arbor are still a mystery to the police. Margie realizes she is like Mary C. when she finds herself looking for revenge and how easy it is to take a life. Buckle up for another wild ride with the characters of Mayport, Florida, U.S.A.
Ask a dog lover how they came to be with the dog they have … or once had in the past. They will most likely share a story of how their dog chose them by some kind of unexplainable connection. Finally, this phenomenon is revealed. In her story, Sparky, the angel, tells all. But she is no ordinary angel… for some reason she’s marked. Is it a curse, a blessing, or perhaps the time of the prophecy has come.
Explore the wonderful world of dogs in a place where angels live and are trained to be dogs on earth. Sparky, the angel, trades in her wings and halo for a fur coat and a bone.
Diamonds and Mildew is an exciting story about family legacy and diamonds. It reveals how ambition charms many lives as well as how fast money frantically determines the course of their misery. It is quite an epic story, rich in dangerous endeavors, striking characters and shocking plots.
The saga of the Merlenes dynasty starts in the streets of Paris in the nineteen century and hastens extravagantly throughout America, Brazil, South Africa and Greece.
The driving ambition of a young man sets the ground for many generations of his family to engage in the reckless and vicious episodes of destiny.
The fascinating life of each character, who dreams, loves, deceives and kills meticulously entangles with those who keep the faith, the loyalty and the devastating secrets of the family.
Absolutely super tale, interesting characters and timeline, keeps the reader turning pages to see what happens next. In short, itʼs a diverse plot where the reader canʼt predict what comes next. – Terry Dawson, Editor of the script of the movie Ghost
Twenty some odd years after the death of old Dr. Brian, Vince, a young man recently discharged from the Army at the end of World War II, becomes infatuated when Ellie’s image smiles at him from the window of a passing bus. Then when he encounters her in a dream, and is lured to a flea market where he discovers an oil painting of her in an antique frame, he becomes even more intrigued. His obsession takes him to the previous owner of the portrait, who is the elderly spinster daughter of Dr. Brian, then to the ruins of the plantation in Mississippi, and finally to a nursing home and the woman, a centenarian and former slave who had lived at the plantation, and raised Ellie and Brian. The sprightly Miss Liza unfolds the story of her life at the plantation, and the concerns and tragic death of Ellie’s mother. She explains why she is still here, how she in implicated in the spell and the responsibility she was given by Ellie’s mother.
As the shadows hovering just beyond the edges of his mind draw closer and begin to take shape, Vince starts to understand his feelings, and why he is being entrusted with The Keeping of Ellie.