Libraries are Sacred Temples

I just about make the sign of the cross as I cross the threshold into the Glendale Central Library to visit my book, “The Curse of the Ninth.” It’s Sunday and I feel like I’ve come back to church as I wander the aisles. And then I get the chills as I stand in theContinue reading “Libraries are Sacred Temples”

PRAISE FOR ♫CURSE OF THE NINTH♫ 5.0 out of 5 stars!  “Where do I even begin? The Curse of the Ninth was an enrapturing tale from start to finish. I was amazed at the author’s ability to switch seamlessly from the perspectives of a adult men, women, then show the world through the eyes ofContinue reading

LOVE TRIANGLE, A CONTEST OF WILLS

Oh what a tangled web! This is the first in a series of newspaper articles that spread like wildfire across the country from San Bernardino to Boston between the period October, 1930 to April, 1934. These articles are what helped me shape the story Curse of the Ninth available now for presale.             “First wife assertsContinue reading “LOVE TRIANGLE, A CONTEST OF WILLS”

EXPECTING

GLENDALE, CA, 1930 – After thirteen years of wedded bliss, shortly before his demise and the birth of Charley, Doc and Phoebe pose for the camera in front of the home he built for her. Curse of the Ninth

Phoebe Mae

Did this sweet Phoebe Mae belong to “a fantastical religious cult, one of the causes of Doc’s infatuation” with her, as his ex-wife would later testify in court? Would his life be forever cursed the moment he first heard the young piano teacher play? Curse of the Ninth

EXTRA, EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Did He Fall or Was He Pushed?

Excerpt from Curse of the Ninth: GLENDALE, September, 1930: The year after the fall of Wall Street – The Stock Market Crash 1929. “Dr. Belyea, who attended me, stated my ‘skull was fractured, three vertebrae were broken and the fall had cut a bad gash in the victim’s scalp.’”  “Well, I certainly was the victim,Continue reading “EXTRA, EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Did He Fall or Was He Pushed?”

Curse of the Ninth

Novelist and Screenwriter Ruthie Marlenee Signs with E.L. Marker™ https://widopublishing.com/novelist-and-screenwriter-ruthie-marlenee-signs-with-e-l-marker/ Novelist and Screenwriter Ruthie Marlenée Signs with E.L. Marker™ SALT LAKE CITY, October 2, 2018 Like her main character Charlie, Ruthie Marlenée grew up hearing wild, colorful stories about her wealthy, entrepreneurial grandfather.  Later, knowing she liked to write stories, her father approached her.  “Kid, you wannaContinue reading “Curse of the Ninth”