Coming Home to Write


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Synopsis: It is June 1900, the beginning of hurricane season in a time when folks were reluctant to use the word and there was no warning system ahead of one. New Orleans is no stranger to great storms and no stranger to frequent crime. The city is reeling from the discovery of a particularly horrific and gruesome murder that has shocked the nation. Madeleine and Gabrielle Leveque come from a family of means so why were they working as housekeeper and cook? And why would they murder their wealthy employers in such a horrific way? With only circumstantial evidence against her, Gabrielle is released to her mother, Marguerite. Madeleine is declared insane and unable to stand trial. She sits eerily silent in the Louisiana Retreat for the Feeble Minded. Then Sister Thérèse, a member of the religious order that operates the sanitarium, begins to visit her and slowly Madeleine emerges from her silent hell. The nun engineers her release and reunites Madeleine with her sister and mother in Galveston, Texas where they have fled. On September 8, 1900 — the day the 1900 Storm made landfall at Galveston forever changing the life of that city — there is an explosive unveiling of family cycles and secrets and the revelation of the true author of the employers’ gruesome deaths.

Irish Mist


Angleton Grill


Rain on the Roof




Update on Angleton Grill

Listen to composer/lyricist Eric Ian Farmer sing a few lyrics from Angleton Grillread more


So, I asked Katie if she would be game to pick up the accountability emails again … read more

Writing Groups

One way to be more accountable about your writing is to join a writing group … read more


Eric Ian Farmer is composing the music and lyrics for Angleton Grillread more

Writing About Writing


A Writing Friend

Not all writers have a Tom Key, a writing friend. But if you do, treasure this. … read more

Same Time, Same Place

“Write every single day at the same time and in the very same place.” … read more

The Secret Lives …

If discomfort can make you grow, I grew a lot by the time I finished this book … read more

What Are You Reading These Days?

If you want to write, you have to read … read more