The Sweet, Sad Songs of W. F. Pine

The Sweet, Sad Songs of W.F. Pine, my novel-under-construction, opens in Kansas in 1913, when W.F. Pine is a boy.

Prairie Schooner published an excerpt -- "Pity My Simplicity" -- in 2003, giving it a Reader's Choice Award. "Pity My Simplicity" is listed among the "Recommended Stories" in The O. Henry Prize Stories, 2005.

I'll be posting a page or two now and then. Here the Pines drive to an abandoned church (and graveyard) for a picnic. They have just survived typhoid's most recent pass down Beaver Creek.

Also California, in the early twenties.

Selected Works

The Sweet, Sad Songs of W. F. Pine
Novel under construction!
The Orphan Game
A novel narrated in the voices of three women: a pregnant teen; her mother; and her great-aunt, the family scapegrace.
Slow Burn
The first section of The Orphan Game.
Short Fiction
Stories old and new
Writing about Science
The Dollhouse Murders: A Forensic Expert Investigates 6 Little Crimes
Stories based upon Thomas P. Mauriello's miniature reconstructions of crime scenes and crime scene investigations.
Programmed Cell Death: Natural Cancer Suppression
The loss of cell sacrifice—the most common defect in cancer cells.
Bugs for Drugs
Using viruses and bacteria to combat cancer.
Having Children After Cancer: Preserving Fertility
With cryopreservation and the right chemotherapy, cancer survivors may still have children.