New Novel – Bay City Runaway

I've decided to go indie web with this. Bay City Runaway is a serialized novel published weekly. James Roberts is a lonely drunk escaping a tragic past who gets entangled with a teenage runaway girl in San Francisco. Set in the 90s and 2000s, Bay City Runaway explores alcoholism, abuse, love, loss, and an unlikely …

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Back on Track with Bay City Runaway

About ten years ago I wrote ten short parts of a web serial called Bay City Runaway.  Here's a five chapter teaser.  It's about an alcoholic who has left Oklahoma in the 2000s to live in San Francisco to get away from his old life and the demons that haunt him, and his entanglement with a …

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula [audible] Review

I've read this book several times, but this is my first listening experience with it. I've never been satisfied with any other portrayal of the Count, but the original Bram Stoker novel. What brings me back to it over and over is the old world experience, especially Harker's journey to Transylvania. There were some oddities …

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Excerpt from my upcoming novel “Belly of the Church”

This would be his last church.  He had been retired for 14 years, but he had remained a part of the Presbytery’s life’s blood until the day he died; chairing committees, helping fledgling churches, helping struggling churches.  A man like Reverend Horace Glover could never really retire. He was tireless in his duty, his love, …

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South of Broad: A Review

Before I review, let me say that Pat Conroy is one of my favorite writers.  His writing is greatly influencing the novel I am writing right now: The Belly of the Church.  I've read many of his books. Review While it is true that "South of Broad" is a love letter to the city of Charleston, …

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Review of Whiff by Rita

Whiff was a DELIGHT! An easy read, yet so poignant. A simple story that draws you into "Jim's world", where scent is EVERYTHING. Enjoyed every minute of this book. What a great break from reality. Can't wait for David Hill Burns next novel. View on Amazon  

What inspired the character of Jim Bronson in Whiff?

Some have asked if Jim is an autobiographical character.  He is so specific that I think he seems real to people.  He is not, but the idea for him comes from my life.  When I was four, my family moved from Austin, Texas to Lonoke, Arkansas for my father's first preaching job.  Before we left, my …

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Review by Ay Shing

I love this story! Very satisfying to read, to grow and develop with the main character Jim. It was an alternate reality to feel/smell the world through Jim's nose. I enjoyed it so much I shared the story with my family after reading it. I felt like he was a friend, real and lively. It …

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Early Reviews for Whiff

I inhaled it! Pun intended. Seriously, I could not put this down. Clever, poignant, evocative, and sweet love story. Laden with nostalgia without slapping you in the face with it. Lots going on under the surface. Very satisfying. ~ Paul Burns Quirky and entertaining, this novella is a fast and fun ride. Author David Hill …

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