Ten keys to writing success

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Read to your kids

  Read to your kids The photo above is of me, Jay, from the epilogue of Tripio. Besides a dashing, handsome, and still young man, what do you see? I see so much that it is difficult to even write this post. I have no idea where or how to even start. Maybe that is... Continue Reading →

Why I write coffee novels

      A coffee memoir For me, there was a lot to like about Annabel Townsend's book, Ten Years of Misadventures is Coffee. I found so much of it familiar. Her memoir covers the years of her life that pretty much match the years of my life in my historical fiction novel, Tripio. The... Continue Reading →

my coffee home

  My Coffee Home I am out here now. It is dark, before dawn but everything is the photo above is there, expect me of course. I am enjoying my coffee and writing a bit out the front porch of my coffee home. Look at that. I have it made. I appreciate every second that... Continue Reading →

Comparing coffee and wine

  In my family of origin, I am considered the coffee guy. I was sitting in Brew Tulum experiencing a cafe Turko talking to another member of my family of origin. He was experiencing a Cafe de Olla, and in the family is considered to be the wine guy. I once worked in the coffee... Continue Reading →

New Years Day on November 26th.

 New Year's Day this new year This year I celebrated New Year's Day on the day after Thanksgiving on the shores of the Ohio River. That is what I have been doing for the last several years now. If you are a little confused, I will be happy to explain. It not about the calendar.... Continue Reading →

National Espresso Day

    Have an espresso today. Today is National Espresso Day. I have a doppio everyday. If you don't know what a doppio is, then its fair to say you won't know what an espresso is. If you read the link above then you will get a good idea of what the drink is. The... Continue Reading →

Oregon Street coffee house

The story of a coffee house  Tripio opens with a prologue, which was the suggestion of my editor. He felt the book needed something to grab the reader right away. My immediate reactionary, immature and arrogant thought was that Tripio is great and that its greatness demands patience! Those thoughts did not travel from my... Continue Reading →

Who would read a Starbucks novel?

         “Who would read a novel Starbucks novel?” I asked the facilitator of my “Author Development” class. Her answer would be important to me. After all, I had just written one. She looked my way and made eye contact for a moment. She then looked out above my head towards the wall behind me... Continue Reading →

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