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Short Fiction: Not Going Anywhere

Not Going Anywhere “Hit and run at Windsor and 32nd, injuries probable, suspect fleeing the scene. Need backup now!” she screamed at the dispatcher, immediately identifying her words—more precisely, the shrill tone of them–as fodder for every cop at the Third Precinct, male or female. She quickly approached the gnarled mess of the ’03 Taurus […]

David Schmoll: A Real Coach Dave

David Schmoll: A Real Coach Dave The occasion was my presenting a copy of Coach Dave: Season One to David Schmoll. David is the director of business operations for the Mississippi Riverkings minor league hockey franchise. More importantly to my family, he was the Little Fella’s summer baseball coach a few years ago, the one […]

3 Lessons Learned from Writing Coach Dave

3 Lessons Learned from Writing Coach Dave I talk to people every single week who are at various stages of writing a book. Some are plodding along toward completion. All too often, though, the writing stage of the person I’m talking to is the pre-writing stage. You know, the “I’d love to write a book […]

Coach Dave: A Championship Effort

Coach Dave: Rob’s Secret

Coach Dave is a nice guy, sure. He coaches his team to play within the rules, certainly. That doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have a fire to win, though. Coach Dave is purposeful and he always seems to have a trick up his sleeve. Take the big game with the Storm, for example. A scoreless […]