Category Archives: Fiction

This is where I will post samples of stories I am working on, or other stuff, as I see fit.

Sgt. Pepper and the old man’s dreams

Stephen closed his eyes and smiled as the music from the radio rose with a chaotic, atonal beauty, a mash of notes clashing, swirling strings dragging along the brash brass, the sound a whirlwind, an anxious tempest that ended in … Continue reading

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‘A Game Called Dead’ cover a winner. Congratulations, Anita!

Just got word: The cover  for “A Game Called Dead,” the second Frank Nagler Mystery, created by Anita Dugan-Moore was presented a Bronze Medal in the 2018 Cover Contest  by http://www.authorsdb.com.  This is the second award Anita has won in … Continue reading

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“The Weight of Living” named Distinguished Favorite in NYC Big Book Award contest

“The Weight of Living,” the award-winning Frank Nagler Mystery,  has been named a Distinguished Favorite in New York City Big Book Award contest. Thank you the New York City Big Book Award judges. This is the fourth award in 2017-18 … Continue reading

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Vote because you have a brain

Vote because you have a brain. Vote because that act is the one equal right we have. Vote because people died to secure it. Vote because you remember that it didn’t matter to you if your neighbor was gay. Vote … Continue reading

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Someone must rage

Put down that needle and thread. You can not sew up the wound that your own bloody hands opened. You cannot offer prayers of forgiveness with the rage of division in your voice. Yet someone must rage; the victims are … Continue reading

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Nagler book four done: ‘The Red Hand’

It’s done. The fourth Frank Nagler Mystery, called “The Red Hand.” It’s done as much as it can be before going through an editing process and revisions, and all the stuff that follows the suspected completion of a book. Before … Continue reading

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How do you slice a tomato with one hand?

How do you slice a tomato with one hand? Or slice an onion, put on a shirt, take out the trash? I’m about to find out. I’m going to soon have surgery on my left shoulder that will result in … Continue reading

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From New Nagler: ‘Romeo’s a-travelling to Mantua. Fetch him.’

Some scenes are hard to write. This was one.   “He walked. Past the old mills, past the stoops, past the troubles that weren’t his own; out of the light of downtown into the darkness of the worker’s ghetto, along … Continue reading

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New Nagler: Where he comes from

It’s what you do in a poor town, he learned. Have hope; everything else is darkness.   The Baker Hills section of Ironton was developed by one of the city’s rich bankers more than a century ago as a swanky … Continue reading

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New Providence (NJ) Book Festival, set for Saturday

The second New Providence Book Festival has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at the grounds of the Salt Box Museum at 1350 Springfield Avenue in New Providence. The rain date is September 29th. Scheduled … Continue reading

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