Category: Novels

Maybe It’s Too Late

I’m drifting higher and higher above the cloudsI may never come downMaybe it’s too lateMaybe it’s too lateMaybe it’s too late to save myself Here’s a bit of my musical history for you. Maybe It’s Too Late, circa …

General Atomics Campus Aerial Photograph 1967

The Hidden Fortress

In an earlier post I talked about my time working at a company called MP3.com and how it inspired the writing of my first Rolly Waters mystery, Black’s Beach Shuffle. One of the early chapters is titled The …

Confessions of a Dot Com Boomer

There’s an old axiom for folks working on their first novel – write what you know. It was something I took to heart when working on Black’s Beach Shuffle, the first Rolly Waters mystery. A lot of elements …

The Guns at Bird Rock

Officer Jake Stirling parked his patrol car on the sharp bend of Camino de la Costa, glanced at the house across the street and wondered if the man inside had managed to kill himself yet. He opened the …

San Diego’s A-Bomb Test

If you happened to be in San Diego on May 14, 1955, you might have felt the earth move. It wasn’t an earthquake however. It was the residual shockwave from the U.S. Navy’s underwater atomic bomb test, officially …