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October 12, 2017
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READERS SPEAK – I LISTEN AND LEARN

Detroit Mafia/Thorn Birds Series Update Last year about this time I released the first book in a new series about the Detroit Mafia in the 1970s.  Well, believe it or not, I’ve done it again.  I’ve released the second edition … Continue reading

September 14, 2017
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Call for Detroit Mafia Experts

Oh, oh – – I’ve become a “research-aholic!” Seriously, it’s an addiction I’ve acquired as I develop my historical fiction series on the Detroit mafia in the 1970s and 80s. Yes, it’s fiction I’m writing, but wow does the real life … Continue reading

July 28, 2017
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Live with Les – The Detroit Riots

Hello Friends and Fans, The Detroit Riots of 1967 made a huge impact on the future of Detroit.  I was there and I’m about to share some of my experiences with you.  Have you watched Facebook Live before?  That’s where … Continue reading

July 20, 2017
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DETROIT RIOTS – 50 YEARS AGO

Detroit 1967 – I Was There! In some ways it seems like yesterday.  Fifty years ago I was a young teacher working on my doctorate at Wayne State University in Detroit.  On Sunday, July 23rd, I listened to Ernie Harwell’s play-by-play … Continue reading

June 13, 2017
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DETROIT THORN BIRDS AUTHOR – – – ON ANOTHER WILD RIDE!

Building a Mountain Home In a previous blog I shared information about my wild ride from Florida to the mountains of western North Carolina. When we decided to build our home here I thought the wild rides were over.  Little … Continue reading

May 4, 2017
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Detroit Schools

Hi Friends and Readers.  As you know I have started posting blogs on a regular schedule but sometimes I enjoy a little change-up.  I hope you do as well. My new series, Detroit Thorn Birds, is historical fiction about the … Continue reading

April 27, 2017
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BUILDING A HOUSE IS LIKE WRITING A BOOK

Over the last few years Lin and I have been engaged in writing and marketing my books.  It consumed much of our free time, but all that changed when we started building a new home. At first we didn’t understand … Continue reading

September 13, 2016
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Sax Club is Gone But the Memories Live On!

At dinner Friday night a new acquaintance asked me “How do you come up with story ideas for your books?” “Be careful what you say” I teased. “My ideas come from my life and that of friends and new people … Continue reading

September 5, 2016
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DETROIT: RECOLLECTIONS OF THE BEGINNING

On a recent visit to Detroit I stopped by Western High School where I started my teaching career.  Having undergone a $28 million dollar renovation, the place looked brand new; it has been renamed Western International High School and is … Continue reading