Great New ***** Review From Reading Reviews

By Cherie’on December 21, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition

I  was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.

My honest review is, I loved this book. I’m glad I choose to review because this is so worth it. I was hooked from page 1 and it continued to get better and better. It read like a true crime novel and I had to keep reminding myself this was not true crime over and over. It read like true crime because it talked about real things happening now in the world, corruption, illegals and money hungry politicians. The characters are well developed and some very likable. I really liked the doctor and the lawyer Devin Garner. The showdown in court was the best part. This book was so hard to put down. Move over John Grisham and Scott Turow. Everyone should know about this book. It will NOT disappoint.

I highly recommend to anyone.

Looking forward to reading more by this Author.

Thanks again Reading Deals


by Gary Reed

The little hummingbird fluttered
Just over the New York Times crossword
Puzzle and silently muttered.
It tried hard to think of the right word
For “Nearly Extinct Pollinators”:
One that ended in the letter “s”,
A word with exactly twelve letters.
Alas, the little bird couldn’t guess.


Anthology 2017 is available!

Covington Writers Group has just released its Anthology 2017. It’s available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

This year’s Anthology includes two essays I wrote based on actual experiences: “I Don’t Think They Give Merit Badges For This” and “A Little Bit O’ Soul.”

The anthology also includes a couple humorous rhymes I’ve written, including one in which dinosaurs show up at Noah’s Ark expecting a free cruise.

Great new review on Amazon

I’m celebrating! A Fatal Cell Phone Video got its 20th review today. Sounds so much better than 19. Here’s what the reviewer said:

Excellent book!
By Sylvia on October 19, 2017

This is an excellent book. Wow. Never judge a book by its cover. Really. Very good. Excellent [writing] and a knowledge of things that very sadly are happening today. Don’t miss it.

Reviews on Amazon and Good Reads are critical to authors, so when you read a book you like, don’t forget to post a short review.

Book Signing Saturday at Barnes & Noble, February 11

This coming Saturday, I will be signing copies of A FATAL CELL PHONE VIDEO at the Barnes & Noble across from the Mall in Florence, Kentucky. I’ll be there from 1:00 – 6:00, so stop by and say “Hi!”

The book is all about the story it tells, but given the current controversy over immigration by Mexicans and Muslims, the novel has the advantage of being topical.

After my recent promotion, I’ve doubled the number of reviews on Amazon, and the star rating has inched up from 4.8 to 4.9 (out of 5). So, it’s topical and well rated!

Martin Luther King Day

I was reporting the news for WVXU the night following Martin Luther King's assassination. I was a freshman at Xavier University in Cincinnati, and at the time, WVXU was not what it is today. Its signal reached Xavier's dorms, and that was about it. The staff was all students. Rather than NPR and a strong local news organization, the WVXU news -- at least on my Friday night 6 - 11 shift -- went something like this:

I'd stop by the offices of a local, commercial radio station. Back then, no one had personal computers, and it hadn't occurred to anyone to invent the internet. The AP, UPI and other news services sent the news via teletype machines. The stories printed out on paper that scrolled out of the teletype machine into a box or onto the floor. The stories largely repeated every hour, and so the station always had plenty of copy it didn't need. I would scoop up long scrolls of paper and take it back to WVXU's studio in the basement of the Alter Building. There, I would tear out the stories I wanted to read during the station's brief news reports, edit them, and check to make sure I would fill just the right amount of time.

That usually worked fine, except that, being in the basement, the little studio had no windows, and occasionally, on leaving for the night, I would be chagrined to notice that the weather had changed and was very different from what I'd been reporting.

But following Dr. King's assassination, riots broke out in many cities around the country. As the evening went on, I got calls from fellow students, some of whom I knew, asking me for information about where precisely the disturbances in their home towns were. One student in particular was concerned, because the most recent story he had heard recounted a growing disturbance just blocks from his home. Could I tell him anything more? Had the tumult headed up the street toward his family, or down the street, away from them? I felt awful, but couldn't help. That only added to my anger and frustration that some racist nut job had killed an American icon.