The pandemic isolation affected my writing in surprising ways. Perhaps I’ll blog about that later, but now that we see a light at the end of that tunnel–Starting this month, April, I’ve set some personal goals. One of which is to pay a lot more attention to this website and my newsletter. I’m working on things for the newsletter that might interest some of those who receive it. I will be carefully considering this years schedule for writing and publishing and will do my best to meet those goals. My first blog after today will probably address that. Things do get in the way of writing, though. For instance at this very moment, as I was in the middle of updating this, I am advised that my visiting granddaughter needs to take a nap. When she visits she sleeps in my office. So, I shall return.

THIS IS STILL TRUE: I ordered inventory in anticipation of a couple of events that have been canceled because of the current social distancing practices. I will sell signed copies of that inventory without the additional shipping charge charged for signed copies. Usually, the charge covers the cost of getting the book to me from the printer and the cost of getting it to the customer. While this inventory is available, if you want a signed copy click on the link in the store for the unsigned copy. It will charge you the lower cost. Please email me at dustivusmedia@gmail.com and let me know you ordered and how you want the book inscribed. That will assure I get the book to you as soon as possible.

Welcome to my website. On here you will find links to places where you can buy my books, including a personally inscribed and signed copy of any of my books. Click on “Store” in the menu above or, if you’re ready, just click here.

For a sneak peek at the first chapters of published books and books in progress click on the menu link: “Books.”

This website includes my blog where I write about a variety of things. I invite your participation by leaving comments or sending me a message. Click on “Blog” in the menu.

If I schedule a book signing or other event, it will be noted on this website.

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I am an author and an independent publisher. The name of my publishing company is Dustivus Media.

I live in Nevada but spend significant time in Texas and Arizona.

I am the father of three and the father-in-law of three. I have two perfect granddaughters and one Jack Russell puppy. All will make appearances in my blog.