My fiction writing educates people, sparks their passions, and inspires them to work towards a more just and humane world. I write about characters who struggle to free themselves from their limitations, especially the ones they impose on themselves. Even if they fail to get what they want, they triumph by gaining dignity and self-respect. When you read my books, you will get stories that will educate, entertain, and inspire you and leave you thinking for a long time.
Amiga (Coming November 27, 2019)
A woman must face her past to deal with challenges in her present. Coming November 27 from Black Rose Writing. Look for more information coming soon.
Six-year-old Carla Guzmán finds herself orphaned by her country’s violent revolution. With the help of a teenage rebel and a communist general, she struggles to survive the dangers of the Cold War. But she and her countrymen find themselves making a tough choice that can change history!
Enjoy a Cold War adventure in paperback, Kindle, Nook, or iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch. Visit my Doria page to learn more. Click any of the links below to buy your copy:
Lucy Merriweather is trapped in a merger gone wrong. She must contend with a staff who doesn’t trust her, a coworker she is falling in love with, an untrustworthy boss, and Bartleby — the enigmatic employee with a dangerous secret. Pick up this Amazon five-star reviewed novel in paperback or ePub. Visit my Offline site to learn more. Click one of the links below to go directly to the ordering page:
A father with a tragic past must connect with his estranged and homeless son before it’s too late in The Remainders. A limited number of copies are available for free! Visit Inkitt and download your free copy. Then post a review and share it with others. Only a limited number of free copies are available, so get yours now.
Mastering Table Topics
Best-seller! Mastering Table Topics gives you the tools you need to become a better impromptu speaker. It includes tips to help you understand questions, organize your thoughts, and give a quick and effective answer. Practice using 750 thought-provoking questions on a variety of subjects. This second edition includes 250 new questions; updated questions in several topics; tips on eye contact, vocal variety, and body language; and an updated list of resources. Satisfied readers have given Mastering Table Topics five-star reviews on Amazon. Whether you are a Toastmaster or just want to perfect your speaking skills, Mastering Table Topics is the book for you.
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My Short Fiction
Everyone Loves JELL-O
Two estranged brothers find that facing their past is the hardest part of making a JELL-O mold in this short story. Amazon Prime members can borrow it for free.
Mr. Haley’s Bliss
A man finds bliss by savoring an intimate memory in this Lulu Short Story Contest entry.