THE LORD GIVETH AND THE LORD TAKETH This is a transition story for the Hopkins clan. Three new characters introduced, 10 year-old Ajay and the birth of the twin boys, Alex and Larry. Two characters leaves. Larry is killed in a botch robbery attempt and Joe finally leaves his family and Chicago to start over somewhere else. Reviews welcome.
Misc. Books, K+, English, Drama & Family, words: 24k+, 10/3
SURVIVOR'S GUILT - REVEREND ARTHUR TAYLOR This story completes the history of Arthur Matthews and combines the present Hopkins Saga. Matthews sees the death of his love and goes mad. Joe has a nervous breakdown and almost commits suicide. Reverend Taylor plays a part in both stories. Reviews welcome NOTE: Any comments about mental health treatment was real. I experienced it.
Misc. Books, K+, English, Drama, words: 21k+, 9/10
In The Beginning - Prelude Jack and Arthur have not met. They live different lives until the day Jack sees Arthur in the hall and starts talking to him. The End of this is actually the beginning of EVERYTHING. Reviews welcome
Misc. Books, K+, English, Friendship, words: 27k+, 8/18
The Diner - Part six - HospiceRising Mary is now in hospice. Arthur(Joe) has reenlisted in the army. He leaves after Mary dies only to be killed on his third and last tour. He comes home a hero and is given the medal of honor. The diner closes and becomes a Starbucks. Jack is now alone to raise his family. His brother is now gone. Reviews are welcome.
Misc. Books, K+, English, Tragedy, words: 21k+, 7/19
The Diner - Part Five - Sgt MatthewsJoe Sgt. Matthews is edited/deleted parts due to content/language my author, me. Summaries available. Arthur (Joe) has an emotional/mental breakdown and has a bad involvement with a prostitute. Mary makes him seek help at the VA, while her condition is worsening because of cancer. Reviews welcome.
Misc. Books, K+, English, Tragedy, words: 24k+, 7/19
The Diner - Part threeFour - Gun Shy Billy Please read Gun Shy on fan fiction before you read Billy. Arthur takes on a protégé from the homeless and teaches him restaurant work. Arthur becomes a father figure. Billy learns and helps Arthur(Joe) when Mary starts to become ill with cancer. She is only 35. Reviews welcome.
Misc. Books, K+, English, Tragedy, words: 13k+, 7/18
The Diner - Part Two - New YorkChicago 1990-2011 This is how Jack and Arthur met when they were neighbors in Manhattan. They became brothers and broke up in 2001, after 911. Jack moved to Chicago with his family and Arthur joined the army at 31, served in Afghanistan and was an Arabic interpreter. It ends with Arthur, coming as Joe, goes to the diner and Mary feeds him. Reviews are welcome.
Misc. Books, K+, English, Friendship, words: 36k+, 7/18
The Diner - Part one - Mary and Arthur Mary owns a diner. One night she feeds a homeless man. He calls himself Joe but his real name is Arthur. He saves her from an attacker, makes the news and is found by his family. They take him in, help cure him and he returns to the diner. Mary hires him and they become friends only.
Misc. Books, K+, English, Romance, words: 13k+, 7/18
JOEY This is the 7th in the Jack Hopkins series. Joey Hopkins, shy son, grows up in his 19th year. He comes out of the closet, joins the Army (in that order), almost gets killed by the Taliban, comes home only to have a small affair with his brother's girlfriend and finally gets married to his long last love Larry. Written in 3 parts. Reviews are welcome.
Misc. Books, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort, words: 22k+, 7/14
Gun Shy This is the first of the Arthur Matthews series. He was a friend of Jack Hopkins. In this Arthur, an American Vet from Afghanistan, is having an emotional and mental breakdown. He wants to find love but the woman does not want it.
Misc. Books, K, English, Romance, words: 12k+, 6/24
Demo - And I Won This is the fifth in the series of the Jack Hopkins Family. Arthur and Joey have just made their first demo and improved their act. Only, the benefactor will try and stop them. These are original characters. This is NOT non-fiction. Series literary reviews only. NO CAPSPATS31
Misc. Books, K, English, Family, words: 15k+, 6/2
THE NAME IS JACK This is the fourth installment in the Jack Hopkins family saga. The trial of the four assailants who attacked Arthur Hopkins in Freewill Is held. It is a time for Arthur to make serious decisions about his life. He learns the lesson of true forgiveness. Reviews welcome.
Misc. Books, K, English, Family, words: 16k+, 5/21
FREEWILL IS Young college-bound Arthur Hopkins, son of Jack Hopkins from Nappies in Midnight, has to learn the real meaning of the word freewill, when he tries to stop a lifelong friend from making the mistake of his life. He will learn that becoming an adult is not very easy. Reviews are welcome.
Misc. Books, K+, English, Family, words: 17k+, 5/12
1Nappies at Midnight Continuation of What's it all about...Alfie. Jack keep his promise and shows Anna, his sister from London a long Chicago vacation. Afterwards, Allison, his wife gives birth to Jack's first daughter. Very family friendly story. Beatlesfest memories are mine. Welcome to reviews.
Misc. Books, K, English, Family, words: 14k+, 5/3
1What's it all aboutAlife? Arthur Matthews, an American and Jack Hopkins, an Englishman were close friends and brothers for 25 years. This is the story of her friendship. I am in the process of trying to get the original story published. This is what happens to Jack when he goes back to London after Arthur's death. The dinner description gives a brief description of the original story.
Misc. Books, K+, English, Friendship, words: 21k+, 4/25
1Let's Go Bowling This is a wish I have had for years. This is a true story expect for the trip to the bowling alley
Misc. Books, M, English, Family, words: 2k+, 2/28/2018
Dinner For Four What is Hercules, playing Kevin Sorbo, playing Hercules were to meet the clones of Xena and Gabrielle, in their own successful TV show? This is based on two shows from the series.
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, K, English, Fantasy, words: 4k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 11/8/2016
1HOW CAN I FORGET This is my experience with dementia. It is auto-biographical.
Misc. Books, K, English, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 10/8/2016
At The Ranch Nevada. In a state where prostitution is legal, Cupid plays havic with the staff. It's a Mid-Summer's Night Dream revisited, kind of. It really is cute. This in terms of a play from the 1940's.
A Midsummer's Night Dream, K+, English, Romance, words: 19k+, 9/9/2016
The People under the Stairs A brief summary of a time gone past, Beatlesfest Chicago.
Misc. Books, K, English, Friendship, words: 1k+, 9/9/2016