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An interview with Sun Lakes author R. T. Wiley

Local author R.T. Wiley

What inspired you to write crime mystery novels? With a law enforcement background, I thought it would be easier to write about a subject I was familiar with. My stories are fictional for the most part but, then again, there is an element of truth in each of them. When you’re not writing, how do…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Just a few Suggestions Dick Nelsen This is just a few ideas that might help make life a little easier. Based on my observation and watching television commercials. Lately, the hamburger stores are trying to one up their competitor on who can make the tallest hamburger. Not necessarily the best hamburger but the one that…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

What is New Horizons Writer’s Group? Bob Hirt For the newer members of our group, I thought it appropriate to restate some of the policies and thoughts about our group that you may not be familiar with. I, and most of us, wanted it to be open and casual with one another. We want to…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

The Dingers Ellie Clark Sitting in the kitchen sipping my tea; Something needs attention from me; I listen intently and look around; It’s at that time the nuisance is found; I go to the timer I think is dinging; Only to discover it isn’t ringing; I check the washer and the dryer; Only to discover…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Little Old Decrepit Lady Ruby Regina Witcraft Yes, that could be me! Much as I refuse the title, there are signs. Loss of hearing, dim eyesight, creaking bones, forgetfulness, balance, etc. However, I refuse to shuffle or stoop and try to walk very energetically as if I were 17 again. We all know that in…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

Fear in the water Bob Hirt Our old black Buick careened down the steep gravel wash toward the water’s edge of my family’s favorite swimming place. Burden Lake is a small lake in the back reaches of Rensselaer County in the Hudson Valley of New York State. It seems like very few people know or…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

A Witchcraft Fourth of July Ruby Regina Witcraft My experience with fireworks was very limited as a child to watching my brother explode everything in sight. My mother’s prize roses, the door mat, the neighbor’s, cat if he could have caught it so I was happy with my sparklers. Daddy bought me 12 one day…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Developments Phyllis Oliver First she laughed and then she cried out loud and didn’t care who overheard her at the grocery store! She finally had won and although it would amount to only a few thousand dollars? It was a sight more than she had now for spending money? How could she not have checked…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

Grandfather Clock Bob Hirt Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock. Our shiny grandfather clock. It sits quietly in its corner, keeping time, yet it knows not at all of time, nor place, from where it came and where it finally goes. It sits there without opinion, without thought, without destination, without a dream to own. It merely exists. Yet…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

The Merry-Go-Round Lois Grotewold As she walked into the children’s hospital ward, the children who saw her thought she must be an angel. She was beautiful, dressed all in pink, a lovely dress made out of some kind of flowing material that fluttered as she walked. She stopped beside Nanette’s bed. “Hello, Nanette. I’m from…