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The Lowdown on Matt (Keep this a secret)

August 14, 2016
Posted at 11:20 am
Updated: August 14, 2016 - 11:27 am

Here I am, just now reading the feedback from my final chapter submission on Pocket Watch, which I submitted mid July. Thanks for all the comments, and well wishes (and the one wanting to address my political views).

Course writing for our Virtual branch has taken a back seat, but needs to be finished out ASAP.

At 67 a man gets tired. Especially if he's trying to split time between work, family and now also building a retirement home - literally.

Examples: start of new semester have to get 100's of students into new system they haven't trained me on yet...

Working on property in 100 degree heat index weather, put in sub foundation for pier and beam type foundation Saturday(yesterday with help from a son, a daughter and son-in-law who wields a mean shovel!)

And so writing has taken the back burner, at least for now. I can not predict when I will have something new. I do promise I will have it complete before I start posting it. Pocket Watch was too drawn out. My apologies for that.

A special thanks goes out to Pepere, my editor, for making me look good. Fledgling writers couldn't go wrong with his assistance.

When I come back, I will as always try to post near the time that Roustwriter posts his latest chapter to the megaEpic, Arlene and Jeff.

In the words of the immortal poet, Red Skeleton, "Good night, and may God bless."

Well, it's about time!!!

July 23, 2016
Posted at 12:25 pm

The final installment of the Pocket Watch has been posted. It was a fun ride. Thanks to my editor, Pepere for making me look good! THis is it for awhile. Big promotion and along with it extra duties and responsibilities make it almost impossible to get any writing done.

Until I return, go back and re-read my other works. Readers might be interested in what I wrote in 2011 in The Wallet. Pay particular attention to Chapter 4, the 4th paragraph...

New Edit of Waco posting

October 25, 2014
Posted at 5:11 pm

My editor, Pepere has re-edited the Waco series and I am giving them a final read through. I just uploaded the Prologue and first 10 Chapters of Book I. Enjoy.


Chapter 20 has been submitted.

October 10, 2014
Posted at 6:11 pm

Chapter 20 of Pocket Watch is in the Queue. I hope you enjoy it.

They're Baaaackk

October 9, 2014
Posted at 6:25 pm

Yep, they're back! The next installment of Pocket Watch will be posted.....

Thanks for your patience with me. I'm typing as fast as I can and Pepere is editing even quicker so hopefully in a short time we will have closure to pocket watch.
As always, thanks to Old Man with a Pen and Roustwriter for the permission to bring my characters into their worlds, or is it the other way around. Yep.