Where the River Splits
Susan and her husband David capsize in white water, struggle to opposite sides of a raging river, and lead vastly different lives until finally converging again, one prevailing with strength and compassion, the other gaining redemption.
“The journey to the end of the novel is never boring. The scenes set in rural Wyoming feature the geography as much as the characters. Locales in Canada and Mexico also figure into the plot. Still, the story keeps coming back to St. Louis, which should add to its appeal for local readers.” – Steve Weinberg, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“A solidly written and well-structured thriller. That’s no small achievement.” – John Dalton, Heaven Lake: A Novel Winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award
“As an experienced broadcast producer, I think this book would make an excellent movie script!” — Dan Dillion, TV producer, So, Where’d You Go To High School? The Baby Boomer Edition
No Teacher Left Standing
You can’t understand teachers until you are one. This novel puts you in the heels of an elementary schoolteacher.
“True to life story of one year in an elementary teacher’s life … Believable characters, all too true situations… You come away with a better understanding of both the pressures faced and the tenacity required in a teaching career today. ” — Terry Crawford Palardy
Cynthia and the Blue Cat’s Last Meow
Fishing Magical Realism. Reminiscent of Richard Brautigan, “Cynthia” is a story of red berries and howling caverns, fury and fishing, moonlight and candlelight, where we dream of blue cats and idyllic sensuality.
“I loved your book—thank you! It is a ‘page burner’!” – Mary Lu Sanders-Zinser
“Beautifully written… extraordinarily good literary artist.” – Eric Chaet
“What a nice, mystical little story!”- Christine Frank
“I could not put it down. I gobbled it up…. This story is very good.” – Robin Theiss
“It’s perhaps a brave decision to write about all of this, and the reader can feel a bit like a fly on the wall sometimes. But what shines through Jeff’s writing is his determination to beat the cancer, to resolve his other problems and to get on with his life.”
“I love how he champions his wife and friends for their part in his struggle.”
Books About Writing and Other Resources
On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft
On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
FirstWriter — I used this to find a publisher for Where the River Splits