2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

The Running Suspense Continues (giveaway too)

(Giveaway info is at the bottom of this blog post)

WARNING: This is a self-fulfilling, review seeking, book endorsing and completely self-indulgent blog post.

I have finally finished and published the latest story in The Running #Suspense collection. All the stories in the collection are short stories approximately 10,000 words/ 43 pages long, and they are all stand-alone books. Each story’s main character is a #runner. In this latest book, Rick is the husband of an ultra-distance runner who is training for The Southern States. He runs too, but mostly just to support her.

It is the lessons that I learned while revising and editing this story that caused me to go back and revise ALL of the stories in the collection. It is this revision process that delayed the publication of this story. I hope it is worth the wait. Please check it out.


Reservoir Run

Alison lays unconscious in a hospital bed after a long-distance training run leaves her half-dead at the bottom of a deep ravine. While Rick is a faithful husband, Alison gave him many reasons to attempt to kill her. The question of who tried to kill Alison hangs in the air while Rick waits impatiently for her to awake and assure him he’s innocent.

#Giveaway info:

Okay, here’s the deal. I love people who take the time to write reviews…even when they don’t give me five stars. In appreciation, I give copies of other books. If you have read and reviewed any of my previous books (even if you got it free), just let me know and I will gift you a copy of this new book.

It’s not too late. If you have read a book and not yet reviewed it, just go and review it now, I’ll still gift you a free copy. And no, you don’t have to give the books 5 stars. Even if you give them 1 star and tell me I have no business writing, I’ll still keep my promise. I may not like you much, but I will still try to redeem myself and win you over with my latest book.

To make your life easier, I am attaching the links to my other books, that way if you want to review it all you have to do is hit the link, and click on ‘review this item’. Simple.

The Run
Falcon Point
The Other Way
The Rescue
Out and Back

Thanks for taking the time to read this self-fulfilling, review seeking, book endorsing and completely self-indulgent blog post. I’ll be back with more Dick in no time.


The Other way cover5

#FREE TODAY ONLY: The Other Way amzn.to/YrzuRk “My personal favorite” #suspense #running

Isaac Fisher was not born a runner, he was born Amish. After getting a girl pregnant while exploring rumspringa at sixteen, he left the Amish community and ventured to the new world to become the girl’s husband. Now, four years and two children later, Isaac can’t help but sneak back home on his long runs for a feel of his past life and the taste of an old lover.
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This is a 10,000 word/43 page short story. It is number three in The Running Suspense Series but a stand alone story. Please go grab yourself a copy today while it’s free! My Happy Holidays gift to you.

Dick’s Running Man-Panty

My run club meets every Tuesday evening for a run, dinner and beer. Dick (see: It’s Time to Choose Your 70!), is a long-time member of my run club.

I was just sitting down at the Run Club table at Mi Casita’s Mexican Restaurant after a chilly 37 degree (Fahrenheit) run with the club when I looked up to see Dick flashing me his underwear.

Dick's panties (Not bad for being 69, eh?)

As it turns out, Dick has been following my blog and read the recent post “Grandpa’s Man Panties”. He felt the need to one-up Danny’s cotton, man-panty. Yes.

Amazingly, after knowing Dick for 5 years, I still learn something from him every week. As it turns out, they (the running powers that be) actually make running panties! I mean, I know about the running gloves, hats, tights, shorts, compression socks, shorts with built-in panties, tops with built-in bras…but a Running Panty? and they’re wind resistant, no doubt.

It shouldn’t surprise me, after a 50 year running career, Dick know’s a lot about cool running gadgets. Dick claims these running panties are a must-have item for the male runner(Christmas gift for your favorite running man?). They’re not only ‘supportive’ but they help prevent frostbite.

So here I am today, trying unsuccessfully to find a pair of running man-panties just like the one’s Dick flashed me. Google has failed repeatedly to provide me of the image I saw. The photo above just doesn’t do them justice. I really wanted to post a picture, possible with a link, of his Running Man-Panty.

As it turns out, I had to google, ‘mens black vinyl underwear’ in order to provide you with a good picture (and I highly recommend you do the same).

black undies

Dick claims you can buy running man-panties at any running store. I’m sure you can, when I did the original search I came up with all kinds of running ‘briefs’ (North Face even makes one…how fitting), but not a single running man-panty.

We won’t be meeting next Tuesday for our usual run since it’s Christmas, but I assure you I will get to the bottom of Dick’s little Running Man-Panty mystery. I intended to provide you with a link to his ‘Running Man-Panty’…and I will.

#running #clothes #panties #christmasn #beer #Dick 🙂


Falcon Point cover final 1400 x 1826


Claire is 17 and spending the summer with her rich mother and step-father in Falcon Point. She has her eye on a boy, this could be the summer he finally notices her. But someone has his eye on her too. A perfect summer becomes an unforgettable one. You may never want to run alone again.

Sorry this is going out so late, I hope you all get a chance to go snatch a copy before mid-night on Tuesday Dec. 18th.

Please help me out and share this. Thank you so much.

#free #running #suspense