My Criminal Past

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 042021
 

You may think I’m just a chubby little guy who spends my days writing stories about cops and criminals, but you might be surprised to learn that I have a criminal past of my own. That’s right, I’ve spent some time in jail. For part of my time in the Army I was a firearms […]

She’s Ready To Go

 Posted by at 1:25 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 292020
 

A while back the very talented Elizabeth Mackey, who creates all of my book covers, made decals for my Bennington pontoon boat. But health issues and life got in the way, and they got put aside. We have spent the last two days getting the boat ready for the water, and yesterday Terry put the […]

Oh Hell No!

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 212020
 

The weather has been beautiful here for the last few days, but when I opened my office door yesterday morning to let in the nice fresh air there was a 17 foot long rattlesnake/cobra hybrid on the doormat. I didn’t scream like a little girl, because no sound would come out, even though I tried. […]

Jul 092020
 

I thought it would take me several more days but I got at it hard yesterday and by dinnertime, exactly a month and a week after I started, the first book in my Tinder Street family saga series is finished. Before edits, it came in at 105K words. But as I said in yesterday’s blog, […]

Feeding The Troops

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 242017
 

Note: This story is from the November-December 2004 issue of the Gypsy Journal. My father and uncles were part of the generation that liberated Europe from the Nazis and wrested control of the Pacific from the Japanese during World War II. When recalling their wartime experiences, I remember some of them talking about their troop […]

May 292017
 

Note: I have posted this Memorial Day blog before, and I don’t feel it can be repeated often enough. Today is not about cookouts, or car races, or getting out of town for a three day weekend at the lake or campground. It’s about more than that. Much, much more. It is a day to […]

Sep 162016
 

Note: This story appeared in a previous edition of the Gypsy Journal. In Oklahoma City we toured one of the best military museums we have ever seen, and learned about one of the most valiant military units in our nation’s history. The Militia of the Territory of Oklahoma, later called the National Guard, preceded the […]

May 262014
 

There is a debt we can never repay, as individuals or as a nation. A debt that continues to grow every minute of every day. It is the debt we all owe to our servicemen and women. There is a popular sentiment that has been floating around a long time that says: “A Veteran – […]