A Little Story behind the story of THE ONLY THING

We are sitting in Waffle House, perusing an issue of THE ECONOMIST. I spot an article about drug gang violence and murder rates in Mexico and South America. The article mentions a 70 year old woman who hires a hit man to exact revenge on a group of thugs after the gang breaks her grandson’s arm because she refuses to pay protection money to the cartel.

I start a novel that evening, but it comes to nothing. I can’t wrap my mind around ‘the rest of the story.’

Until, that is, I write GANI & SEAN, my novel about assassins.

Once I have my assassin created, the story of the grandmother in Mexico becomes THE ONLY THING: BOOK TWO: GANI & SEAN.

Okay, get ready for Christmas!

I’m calling out —

I’m trying not to shout — 

Or rhyme for that matter.

But, Christmas is in my sights — as soon as the first hint of cool weather comes down from the north, I think “Christmas is coming!”

My novels make great Christmas presents! I say this wholeheartedly because they are well-written, relatively easy to read, and rewarding in so many ways.

Take a chance —

Buy a DooRFrame Book.



2nd edition of AFTER JEWEL with “new” cover

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Edited version of AFTER JEWEL with new cover and price.


Cover for Sea Cowboys with final logo!

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Final logo on cover for SEA COWBOYS, my novel (unwritten).


New logo for DooRFrame Books



Most issues with logo creation for me have to do with sizing it appropriately. I am less and less satisfied and more and more confused by PhotoShop but slowly I am re-learning how to play with photographs to get what I want — what I only “see” in my head.


A Cover for Sea Cowboys, a novel

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Tiny logo on left bottom of ‘mock’ cover for a novel I’ve started but not finished; hence the lack of a description for the back cover.