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Death and Taxes

Death and taxes. I know these are two constants in life, but over the past couple of months more than a few people I know personally have passed away from cancer, Covid, and car crashes.

Could it be my age? Is it Covid? Are more people dying of cancer than ever before? I don’t know, but I do know it’s been a tough couple of months. I never know quite what to say.

Many clichés are clichés for a reason—they have been proven over time to be true. I do believe we should tell people how we feel when we have a chance. To not put off things that are important and meaningful until it’s too late. To be memorable and make memories that will form our legacy when we’re gone.

I’m not sure why (and maybe it’s just a coincidence) but many of my books involve the loss of life. (In my novel, “The Pelican” it was especially profound and surprising.) This is especially true about my current novel, “Harper’s Bay”.

If you are interested in reading the first few chapters for free, it’s now available on a new platform called Vella:

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