Five of My Published Photos Are Ready To View

Peacock Journal has published my five photos.

I wrote an artist’s view of both the meaning of internal and external beauty which describes my choice of photos.

I would be interested in comments on my website of what you viewers feel about the photographs. You can leave comments on my website or on the Journal.

If any of you are interested in some of my photos as a note card or to purchase let me know.


“Benjie the Baby Monkey” will be Published Soon

My children’s short story will be published in the winter issue of Bumbles a children’s online magazine. It includes stories, poems, crafts, and fun activities. and I will let my readers know when it’s available.  A subscription cost 19.95 for six issues but it’s well worth it.

Front Porch Review Literary Magazine

I have a photo titled “Watch the Birdie”  along with my bio under Visual Arts of Front Porch Review.

It’s a magazine for the young  at heart and mind.

Check out the Front Porch Review. It has lots of good reading and visual arts.


Here’s the link:…/october-2016/section/visual-arts


One of My Photos Was Selected for Second Round

Today I received an email from which runs online photo contests each month. One of my photos “April Morning” was selected to continue to the second round of choices. There were 5500 photos entered and 668 were selected for the second round. Yipee….

Great news! Your photo has been selected as a Staff Favorite in this month’s BetterPhoto
Contest! Over 5500 photos were entered and your outstanding image
has been selected in the top 668 Staff Favorites.


I Have Been Published in Japan

My story “The Silver Tree” has been published in this Japanese workbook for children. Along with my story, it has essays and nonfiction. At the end of each reading questions DSC_1373 - Copyare asked of the children. The purpose of this book is to teach Japanese children to learn English. I am proud to have been included in this workbook


Alfie Dog Stories

If you’re looking to download children’s stories why not try They are a great website with wonderful stories for kids. They have published three of mine, once is titled “The Cat in the Castle”. It’s rather like a fairy tale from years back.

Here is an example of the story:

Right after breakfast the King went up to Princess Victoria’s bedroom. He sat down on her bed and asked, “Why my darling daughter don’t you leave your room and play outside in the garden?
“I’m frightened,” said the princess.
“Frightened of what?” asked the King.
“I’m afraid of the mice” she answered.
“Oh those little creatures won’t come into our castle,’ said the King. “You can go into the library and sit by the fire and read.”
“They’re already here in the castle,” she answered. “I saw them last week scouring in and out of the kitchen.”


Stories that Children Love!

My children’s short story “Stingy Jack and the Jack O’Lantern” is getting lots of attention. Even though Halloween is long gone children or their parents (reading to children) seem to like my story because there over 500 people who have read it.

There are also a few comments which have been posted. If you’re looking for free stories for you children make sure you view the site

You can leave a comment on my blog and let me know what you think of the various stories.