Lady Killer

Lady Killer is a short novel about a murder in a babysitting co-op in Takoma Park, Maryland. It is presently away at the cleaners though here is an excerpt for your perusal.

Lady Killer Excerpt (Web)

Blues Stories

I am a blues music fanatic and, as such, am in the process of writing a collection of stories based on blues songs. The aim is for an album size collection.

Here are two stories followed by a performance of the song.

Heart of Stone (Song by Jimmy Thackery with the Cate Brothers)

Cool Guitars (Song by Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers)


Cowboy Poetry

The poems in this project are based on photographs of myself and my childhood friends in our cowboy outfits, and, in contrast, photographs from The Album of Gunfighters, based on the Rose collection of Western photographs of outlaws and lawmen. I don’t know if I’ll ever finish the book, but it’s a fun hobby like painting by numbers.

Here are a few of my poems:

“Little Dick West”

“Hopalong Suit”

“Turning In Our Six-shooters To The Policeman At the Smithsonian”