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 to “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, The Dream Seer. 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, Jack, published in the award winning anthology, Fur, Feathers, & Scales: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Animal Tales.
The Dream Seer
When twelve-year-old Anthony sets out to rescue his best friend, who has been kidnapped, he must choose between his natural inclination to fight the kidnapper, or the quiet voice within, telling him the man would surrender if only someone would save his dying dream.
Trained in hand-to-hand combat by his Navy SEAL father, Anthony has inherited not only his father’s athletic prowess, but also his mother’s mystical gift. Anthony can see a ghost-like personification of other people’s dreams/aspirations standing beside them. Dream Seeing imparts to Anthony great empathy. When Anthony decides to rescue his friend by following his mystical calling and saving the kidnapper’s dying dream, he finds himself fighting for his life.