Millions Do It – Why Should I?

Millions Do It – Why Should I? Look at the blank pages! I’ve looked at blank pages for many years, even managed to fill enough of them to write thirteen books, books of mystery and suspense, some inspired by true-life events, even filled some of those blank pages with romance and books about myself. You […]

STRANGER ABDUCTION – An Update

Stranger Abduction An Update For those who might be interested, I have completed the first draft of Stranger Abduction and am now working on editing and rewrites. Hopefully, the book will be ready for publication sometime in October, 2015. Risking redundancy, Stranger Abduction is inspired by a true unsolved case back in 1993 in Southeastern […]

Prologue from “Stranger Abduction” (A new novel from Billy Ray Chitwood)

Stranger Abduction is in the oven – over half-cooked – but I wanted to write a bit about the book and present the prologue…you can let me know if you like or don’t like what I’m sharing with you. Just be gentle and remember, I’m your elder. 🙂 This is the second time I’ve written this […]

Faith

Faith   Faith With what amazing gift of wisdom do some mortals pronounce, ‘There is no God’? Do they reference the singular advances of science to promote their minority position among the peoples of the world? Do they not perceive the same exactitude of wonders these aging eyes and all my senses have gathered in […]

“An Arizona Tragedy – A Bailey Crane Mystery” (Book 1) (Take a peek)

     Many years ago I was fortunate enough to play in front of the camera in TV commercials, film presentations, some live stage acting, and some modeling. A southern transplant I was pretty much a kid in a candy store – had loved my cowboy movies, John Wayne, and some wild action films at the […]

“The Candlestick Killer” (Short Story: 4 Authors/4 Parts)

         As promised last week, here in its entirety are Parts 1-4 of “The Candlestick Killer” by Eden Baylee (@edenbaylee on twitter), John Dolan (@JohnDolanAuthor), Billy Ray Chitwood (@brchitwood on twitter), and Diane Strong (@DianeIStrong on twitter), a short story which is a regular part of Cameron Gaggiepy’s ‘The Story Circle’ blog (@camerongarriepy on twitter). […]

“A Soul Defiled – A Bailey Crane Mystery” (Book 5) – EXCERPT

“A Soul Defiled – A Bailey Crane Mystery” is the fifth and final book in the ‘Bailey Crane Mystery Series’ – a relatively short book written on the Sea of Cortez. As I lazily and leisurely lolled on my condo deck watching the sailboats, jet skis, yachts, and all the diversions upon the sea, I […]

“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 […]