The Wolf of Gubbio
In the 1200’s, a town in Italy is plagued by a marauding wolf. When the head of the town dispatches soldiers into the forest to kill the wolf, the unthinkable happens. The wolf kills the soldiers. In desperation, the people send for St. Francis of Assisi knowing he can speak to the animals. Expecting St. Francis to order the wolf to leave, the townspeople are livid when he entreats them“feed the wolf.” “If we feed it,” they protest, “it will stay!” Two men dare to follow the saint’s advice. They sneak out into the night to bring the wolf food. Will the wolf eat them? Or will the power of love transform the wolf and the people of Gubbio?
I've embarked on a journey to publish both my children's book, The Wolf of Gubbio, and my novel, To Kill a Dragon. I want my stories to be read, because I think they will help people. I believe we are all on a spiritual journey. I believe there is much more to life than we see with our eyes, hear with our ears, or even feel with our hearts. Life, abundant life, remains, for so many of us, hidden behind a mirage of things and goals and striving that brings neither happiness or peace. I hope you will find much in my stories to add meaning and joy to your life.
For a laugh check out my humorous blog post: Trash Day.
Read my short story, The Beast, published in the award winning anthology, Untethered: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales of the Paranormal.
To Kill a Dragon
For thousands of years, merciless dragons ruled the land. Magical people were their only food. But as magic itself began to die, the birthrate of magical people dwindled. Facing starvation, the heinous beasts ate the only magical beings they could find—each other. Now Saoirse, the last magical person, is hunted by the last surviving dragon. When the cruel beast is unable to trap her, because of her abundant magic, it unleashes its fury on her home. Saoirse realizes to save the people she loves, and the man she loves, she must surrender to the beast. If only she knew how to kill a dragon.