The Mark of Abel

The Mark of Abel

My novel, published by Zumaya Publishing.

Today's Texas women are as independent as they are modern. Gabrielle telecommutes for a magazine. Merry runs a crisis center. Sandalin plays the harp and wins medals for shooting. Their friendship runs as deep as the Guadalupe River. When unspeakable violence rocks Denim County, that alliance is their lifeline.

Writing Class

Creating Fictional Characters: Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM,
In this hands-on class you will step through a process for establishing fictional characters for short stories and novels. You'll learn how to place them in a story and introduce them to your reader, and how to keep them consistent from hook to resolution. You will end up creating your own unique character during the class. Sign up through Club Ed.


Basic firearms instruction by Larry Arnold. See my Dietert Center Club Ed classes.

  • Shootsafe class information.
  • Texas Concealed Handgun License Fall class schedule.
  • Other Club Ed classes:
    • Buying Your First Handgun October 1 and 3, 2015.
    • Staying Alert October 13, 2015.
    • Winning the Self-Defense Encounter October 20.
    • Texas CHL: What's New August 19, 2015.
    • Texas Right-to Hunt Amendment September 29, 2015.
  • Texas Hunter Education 2015 class schedule. We teach classes in Kerrville and Fredericksburg.

Fun Stuff

Web essays.

Gun Stuff

Gun Stuff

Firearm Information.