There have been no new posts for a while on my blog, because I’ve been working on two books, which I have just finished editing and submitting for publication.
The first is an anthology of my essays, poems, one-act plays, and other writing, called Hodgepodge, a Feast for Mind and Spirit. The book is oversized and is 182 pages. It represents what friends have chosen as the best pieces from my blog over the past year and a half. The book is in paperback and Kindle.
Look in the “Book” section at Amazon.com under the title.
The Kindle link:
The other book is Mum’s the Word: Secrets of a Family, also available in paperback and Kindle. The book is about a family trying to keep secret the patriarch’s raging alcoholism. Though the theme is serious, the book is filled with humor and entertaining vignettes based upon the family’s efforts to hide the father’s shenanigans as best they can.
I’m especially happy with Mum’s the Word, because I think it’s entertaining but also cathartic for anyone who has experienced alcoholism in his or her home with a father, mother, brother, sister, or child, who has the terrible affliction.