Welcome to my site. I am the author of the Jack Donegal Mystery series, Action Men with Silly Putty and Action Men and the Great Zarelda, available on Amazon. You can follow the crazy adventures of two buddies in the toy business, Jack Donegal and Andy Westin, who accidentally become amateur sleuths. More of their adventures can be found in a mystery serial blog here on this site, Action Men with Duct Tape. My female sleuth, Grace Darby, an English professor, has her own adventures in my short story ebook, The Lit Club Mystery. Stay tuned for more mysteries and adventures by Ms. Darby and the Action Men!

for garnering 1st Honors in Academic Excellence for the school year 2016-2017. Presented on the 28th of September, year two thousand and seventeen.

Action Men with Silly Putty received a Gold Book Award from Literary Titan!

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Check out a new review of Action Men with Silly Putty on the Literary Titan.

The Journey of Digory Mole

Coming soon … the illustrated story of Digory Mole, a little mole who turned a mountain into a mole hill.



Relatable Quotes

Untitled design“I know I was writing stories when I was five. I don’t remember what I did before that. Just loafed, I suppose.” — P.G. Wodehouse

“Logic will take you from A to B, but imagination will take you everywhere.” — Albert Einstein

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape? … if we value the freedom of the mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape and take as many people with us as we can.” — J.R.R. Tolkien *

*The quote above has been widely attributed to Tolkien but is taken from a publication by Ursula K. LeGuin where she indirectly quotes Tolkien.