A Conversation with a Friend

I was hanging out the other night at the Tiki Hut, minding my own business, when a voice behind me said, “Hey man, what’s up?” I should first explain that the Tiki Hut is an edifice here at the marina where I live. The denizens of said marina congregate there on occasion to commune with […]

Heteronyms & Homographs

Emailed from a friend. (And don’t be so surprised. I got a few. Well . . . at least one.) Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning. A homograph that is also pronounced differently is a heteronym. Some Examples: 1) The bandage was wound around the wound. 2) The farm […]

Editorial: Self-publishing > Traditional Publishing

This article is reprinted with permission from Fred Johnson of BubbleCow.com Hi everyone. The school holidays are almost upon us, and I wish those of you with kids good luck. May your family holidays avoid disaster and may you never hear the dreaded “I’m bored!” It might be a good time to lock yourself away […]

Belinda Mulrooney, Queen of the Klondike

While doing research for my latest novel, Resolution: Huck Finn’s Greatest Adventure, I came across an astounding woman—one who bested some of the toughest men in the world at their own game. Her name was Belinda Mulrooney. The setting for RESOLUTION is the Yukon Territory in the year 1896. The biggest discovery of gold had […]

An Interview — Published on Book Goodies Web Site

About Andrew Joyce: Andrew Joyce left high school at seventeen to hitchhike throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. He wouldn’t return from his journey until decades later when he decided to become a writer. Joyce has written four books, including a two-volume collection of one hundred and forty short stories comprised of his hitching adventures […]

Night Moves

They are always with me. At times they appear out of the ethereal mist and other times they speak directly to my mind. I wish they would leave me to myself, but that they will not do. No, first I must do their bidding. They come in the night and stay until the black sky […]

The Cowboy that Loves You so True

You have to walk that lonesome valley for yourself. Or that is what I thought until I found you. I was heading down-trail—that lonesome trail—all alone. I was gonna make my own way. I was once so lonely . . . I was once without you. Now you are my life. ’Twas a feelin’ . […]