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! Most recently, I have released a new book outside of the mystery genre, The Journey of Digory Mole, a picture book for children, that inspires how faith can move a mountain or, in Digory’s case, makes a mountain into a mole hill.

_So, between the two of us,with his ability for the abstract,and mine for the concrete, we make more of a complete man._-- Resized


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

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Check out new reviews of Action Men with Silly Putty on Red Headed Book Lover Blog and the Literary Titan.

Creature Kingdom Books

New release! … The Journey of Digory Mole, an illustrated story about a little mole who turned a mountain into a mole hill.

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And coming soon in the Creature Kingdom series …  Hyacinth Mouse and the Twirly Whirly Carnival.  Hyacinth goes astray one day on the way to school and follows Hattie and Matty Ratty to the Twirly Whirly Carnival instead, where there are “No rules!” and “No school!” and everything is twirly whirly, upside-down and backwards.


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.