My Books Are All Influenced by Maryland: #ReadLocalDC Blog Hop

*** Magical Maryland. That’s what I like to call it. Our state has a lot to offer people who like variety—the mountains to our west, the beaches to our east, the Chesapeake Bay, nearby Baltimore and Washington, D.C., theme parks and casinos, pretty state parks and delicious Maryland crabs, the picturesque and historic capital city…

Fictography #8 — Christopher’s Cigarettes

/FICTOGRAPHY/ def. — The intersection of photography (submitted by readers) and fiction (written by me!). This week’s selected photograph comes from a dear friend, Valerie Black Murray. Val and I met through our mutual friend, Stacey Beckwith Haines. I’ve spent many great times with Val, and thought her wedding to her husband, Tim, was one of…