Spring Break reads…

March 1st, 2018

I was just notified my publisher is making the Kindle version of MEASURE OF DANGER available for the first time at 99 cents in a promotion through the month of March. I appreciate any referrals / gifts to help spread the word! :) --JK Read More

My Kindle giveaway odds…and Eagles v. Vikings

January 21st, 2018

At the time of this posting, there are four days left in this Kindle giveaway for SOURCE. It's a great opportunity with great odds...there are 100 copies and 129 sign ups the last time I checked. It's also a new program for Goodreads, and I love the idea. The print giveaways have been active for years, but my pet peeve with them is that I've observe... Read More

Beating the hate parasite – Star Trek: Day of the Dove

September 26th, 2017

Captain James T. Kirk: "Captain's Log, stardate... Armageddon. We must find a way to defeat the alien force of hate that has taken over the Enterprise, stop the war now - or spend eternity in futile, bloody violence." Mr. Spock: Recent events would seem to be directed toward a magnification of the basic hostilities between Humans and Klin... Read More

SOURCE Chapter 6 playing out?

August 16th, 2017

Interesting activity going on along the Indo-China border from Reuters! "On Tuesday, a source in New Delhi, who had been briefed on the military situation on the border, said soldiers foiled a bid by a group of Chinese troops to enter Indian territory in Ladakh, near a lake called Pangong." If you want a fictional account on how this can play ... Read More

SOURCE now released!

May 8th, 2017

The road to the finish was rocky, steep, and winding--and that's the way I like it! But unlike how I feel after some of the races I run these days, I'm ecstatic about how this book finished. I hope you feel the range of emotions that went into it. Those are real. :)           I'm forever grateful to tho... Read More

“Collector”

December 30th, 2016

The imminent New Year demands resolutions while many of us remain in shock, overwhelmed that we (eventually) have to box up the holiday decorations and get back to work. I thought I'd share a poem that was part of my mental end-of-year dump. The structure and scheme progressively de-clutter, and it ends in a place I hope you enjoy. :) Wishing ... Read More

The story of the ugliest Christmas ornament

December 5th, 2016

It's December! I'm behind in my holiday preparations, but at least I've raised my tree and unpacked the decorations. While doing so, I again noticed one ornament that's been in my family's Christmas inventory forever. From maybe 3rd or 4th grade (I'll have to check). What, you can't tell what it is? This is a pull-tab flower ornament, the pet... Read More

A Destroyer Story

May 25th, 2016

For nearly three years, I was lucky to live in Astoria, Oregon, and after a few weeks of exploring the area, I visited its beautiful maritime museum on the Columbia River. One of the exhibits caught my extra attention as I moved through the rooms: the bridge of a WW2 / Korean War vintage destroyer. "Oh, cool," I thought, remembering the hund... Read More

Much better late than never

May 15th, 2016

I submitted the original version of MEASURE OF DANGER for a Publishers Weekly review two years ago and assumed it had been passed over. I'm grateful that it has now received attention, and it was worth the wait! The review on the PW site is here.   Read More


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