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Night Lights: An Anthology of Short Fiction: First Contact, Conspiracy, and Space Opera

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Night Lights: An Anthology of Short Fiction: First Contact, Conspiracy, and Space Opera

Night Lights: An Anthology of Short Fiction: First Contact, Conspiracy, and Space Opera is now out in paperback and contains my short story “Suite for the Lady in Red.” Here’s an excerpt: Langley, Virginia, 24 February 2013 “Eliminate her, Mark.” My ulcer began a slow burn as soon as Caulder gave me the assignment. I ignored the pain. He’d interpret any reaction as a sign of weakness. Caulder jointed the CIA in 1985. A couple years later, I mustered in. I’d been active military in a clandestine DC...

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Night Lights: An Anthology of Short Fiction: First Contact, Conspiracy, and Space Opera Kindle Edition

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Night Lights: An Anthology of Short Fiction: First Contact, Conspiracy, and Space Opera Kindle Edition

My short story “Suite for the Lady in Red” appears in this terrific anthology about “extraterrestrials, conspiracies, and space exploration.” The idea was a bit of a departure for me, a brief venture into the “thriller” genre and into a first person male point of view. Many thanks to my brother, Brant Schafer, for providing information on guns and to Ed Russo for vetting it for an authentic “spy” point of view. Check under “My Books” on this website for the Amazon link and more...

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My Love Affair with Tarzan

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My Love Affair with Tarzan

My love affair with Tarzan began many years ago, but during a recent midlife crisis, I rediscovered my long-lost love. Little did I realize how far this love would carry me. Tired of juggling roles as mother, wife, and physician, I yearned to rekindle my creativity. The womanly arts of knitting and quilting weren’t enough any more. Burnout, coupled with the deaths of five loved ones in five years, made me nostalgic for simpler times, for hot summer days on my grandparents’ ranch. Their back bedroom held a wall of shelves laden with everything...

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