Confused and Mystified

Confused and Mystified Participating, watching others participate, wondering what and where is the magic in this digital mind-boggling world. You are a writer. You write because of need and because you have identified writing as the talent you most likely possess more than any other, because just maybe that activity keeps you alive and in […]

A Common Evil – A Bailey Crane Mystery

Kindle Version Just out today! Paperback out in week or so. The Kindle version of A Common Evil – A Bailey Crane Mystery came earlier than expected. The paperback will be available in a week or so. The link for the Kindle version is goo.gl/5PsAie . One beta reader has given me a 5-Star review which should be […]

Book Cover To Be Or Not To Be!

  OR A Book Cover To Be Or Not To Be! A Book Cover To Be Or Not To Be? I’m told by so many people that a cover can make or break a book, in terms of drawing readers to it. Of course, the content goes a long way in deciding whether or not […]

The Beginning of a Book Launch

The Beginning of a Book Launch A Common Evil – A Bailey Crane Mystery (Book 6) Authored by Billy Ray Chitwood The Beginning of a book launch? First, an admission, I’ve never been very good at my own book launches. With this book, I would really like to get it as right as I possibly […]

A Friend On A Cot

       There is this compelling need within me to record and share some of the emotions and thoughts during a visit to a small medical clinic and a friend on a cot… Ruben has diabetes. While hiking on Sonora’s Pinacate volcanic range (where the astronauts trained for the ‘Moon Landing’) he fell on some rocks […]

Where Do We Belong?

                  The title represents an intriguing question. Obviously it is a question posed by an incurable romantic, a question that can occupy many minutes and hours of the day. The context in which the question is posed has to do with those of us who live our lives not so much by genetic and […]

“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 […]