For now, this is a promotional website, mainly intended to gauge interest by the public in the children's stories I have to tell. As time progresses, I hope to find a way of providing sample copies of the stories in question to those interested. As a writer, I take on many types of fiction--as well as the occasional essay--but stories for young readers have a special compartment in my heart. Ah, how wonderful is, and was, the magic painted voyage of childhood . . .
Note regarding two of my works: "Embyrlost" and "Far-Star Island" were conceived and illustrated with the collaboration of my daughter Andrea. In fact, she's the original author and artist of Embyrlost--first written in French!--while I painted and provided part of the illustrations. Moreover, it was her dream of some very interesting unicorns which gave us the fuel for the ever-expanding world of Far-Star Island.)
Update 4/17: Since writing the above I've learned that it is possible to publish a children's picturebook through Amazon, so my plan is now to begin by publishing either Pursy Ducket's story or that of the Peabodies, my cute little pioneers of yore.
Update 5/5/17: I'm now doing all I can with various apps to connect the site to the outside world. My goal is to make it more than just a showcase--I would rather have it be a forum of sorts for fellow writers, and a fully interactive enterprise to be shared with kindred spirits. I've spent a lot of years as essentially a lone-wolf writer, and it's now time to make a change.
Those interested in purchasing prints of the images shown have only to make a quick contact and specify the desired image and size. I will reply with a price and payment method, and rest assured that the prints I provide will be reproduced on quality cardstock.
As of this date, I'm pretty sure "Embyrlost" will be the first story fully finished--a triumph for dragons everywhere! After that will come the Pursy Ducket tale. And with those two stories complete I will then invite visitors to vote on their favorite projects, as well as to potentially contribute ideas for those that are little more than titles thus far. I could use a good co-writer for the story of "Pignatius, the Persistent Persian Potbelly," for instance.