“Murder In Pueblo Del Mar – A Bailey Crane Mystery” (Book 4) – Excerpt

“Murder In Pueblo Del Mar – A Bailey Crane Mystery” (Book 4) is fiction inspired by a brutal murder some years ago of an Arizona mother and wife while on a family holiday in Rocky Point, Mexico. This story is important to me on two levels: the dynamic of the homicide itself with its salacious ingredients […]

“The Brutus Gate – A Bailey Crane Mystery” (Book 3) – AN EXCERPT

Here’s an excerpt from the third book in the Bailey Crane Mystery Series. Hope you enjoy it. CHAPTER ONE Just when you think you’ve got all systems going in harmonious sync, that’s the time old Chicken Little’s doomsday utterance settles a might too snugly into the conscience: The sky is falling! Well, my sky was […]

“Satan’s Song – A Bailey Crane Mystery” (Book 2) – AN EXCERPT

“Satan’s Song – A Bailey Crane Mystery” (Book 2) is part of the five-book ‘Bailey Crane Mystery Series’. The book was inspired by a horrific murder in Phoenix, Arizona some years ago. The details in the newspapers of the day stunned me, and my imagination came up with all sorts of scenarios for the gruesome […]

A Closet Dark With Fear

Thought I might try to titillate you with the first two pages of a ‘Prologue.’ Call me shameless because the ‘Prologue’ is from my novel, Mama’s Madness. This book was taken from some true life events and it was tough to write. It startled me to think that mothers of such quantifiable evil existed and doled it […]

Writing And Me

“Writing And Me” Posted November 1, 2012 by Billy Ray Chitwood Most people who write and those who wish to write likely know that the libraries of the world are comfortably stacked with the ‘how to’ of creative writing. Guess the thing for me is, I’ve got to do my own struggling, got to find […]

The Restless Spirit

Under a pale blue morning sky a long plume of white misty cloud softly touches the Sea of Cortez, and I ponder the spirit of the restless. In fact, it is my own restless spirit that dictates this post, given energy by the ghosts from an Appalachian youth of mobility and uncertainty, by my own […]