Nov. 5, 2021 by

Thursday, November 4, 2021 Dear Grandaddy: I’m writing this on your typewriter which I inherited from you.  I just had it cleaned professionally and the man who did the work gave me some information about the machine. It’s exactly one

Thorn’s House

Oct. 8, 2021 by

Back in the early eighties when I was first living full time in Key Largo, I found the place so exotically beautiful that as I began to write that first novel set in the Keys, Under Cover of Daylight, one

What I’ve Been Up To Lately

Aug. 30, 2021 by

Been reading a lot and watching a bit of TV in the evening when the eyes are tired. (And of course I’ve been chasing the cursor across the blank page. More on that later.) Books: We got hooked on a

An Interview from the Distant Past

May. 18, 2021 by


May. 13, 2021 by

The recent Ken Burns documentary on Hemingway (three-part series on PBS) was a fascinating reminder of the power that a single writer had on shaping American literature. During my forty-year university teaching career I taught a course in Hemingway a

Video Interview for Bad Axe

Nov. 24, 2020 by

Bad Axe is the newest Thorn Novel

Review of Bad Axe

Oct. 15, 2020 by

One of the minor drawbacks of publishing books independently (meaning outside the New York publishing world) is that few Indie books garner reviews. While it’s debatable that newspaper reviews have a great impact on sales, when a reviewer as perceptive

Pandemic Reading

Sep. 10, 2020 by

Been reading a lot during these last few months. More than usual and not just because of the pandemic. When I finished Bad Axe back in the spring, I decided to wait a while before beginning the next one. A


Sep. 10, 2020 by

Just wanted to thank, belatedly, Lon Shapiro, of Guttman Shapiro Creative Group for his excellent work on the cover of Bad Axe as well as a knockout Book Trailer, and a complete redo and update of the website. Lon also

Johnston Atoll

Jul. 10, 2020 by

I can’t always recall the exact starting place for each novel. Usually there are several seemingly unrelated ideas kicking around in my head for a while and some mysterious fusion occurs between them that points me toward a starting place,