Saturday, February 26, 2011

Gondwana Press Publishes French Quarter Short Stories

Hey, please check out my new ebook, available at Amazon and Smashwords. French Quarter mini-mysteries featuring New Orleans' favorite sleuth Wyatt Thomas. Gumshoe Thomas is joined by voodoo mambo Mama Mulate, Cajun bartender Bertram Picou, NOPD homicide detective Tony Nicosia, and many other denizens of the Big Easy. Join them for tales of lust, murder and voodoo in the world's most interesting city.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Big Billy's Italiano Baked Shrimp - an early weekend recipe

 Here is one of Big Billy’s favorite dishes. No, he wasn’t of Italian ancestry, but he sure knew how to cook their signature delicacies. This is one he made his own.


• 2 lbs shrimp, cooked and deveined

• 3 Tbsp olive oil

• 4 green onions, chopped

• 4 stalks celery, chopped

• 1 green pepper, chopped

• 3 garlic cloves, crushed

• 1 Tbsp parsley, fresh, finely minced

• 1 Tbsp cornstarch

• 1 8 oz can tomato sauce

• ½ tsp oregano

• ½ tsp sweet basil

• Salt and pepper to taste

• 1 c Mozzarella cheese, grated

• ½ c bread crumbs, seasoned


In a saucepan, sauté onions, celery, green pepper, garlic and parsley in olive oil until soft. Add cornstarch and stir until well blended. Add tomato sauce, oregano and sweet basil and simmer for fifteen minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Layer the shrimp, and the tomato mixture in a greased casserole dish. Top with Mozzarella and bread crumbs and cook at 350 degrees until bubbly, about thirty minutes.


Sunday, February 06, 2011

Big Billy's Sour Cream Enchiladas - a weekend recipe

Big Billy loved to entertain and he loved football. He almost always hosted rowdy guests for the Super bowl, oftentimes cooking up a one-dish meal. This is one that always pleased, and always will.


• 2 lbs shrimp, cooked, deveined and diced

• 2 Tbsp butter

• 1 onion, chopped

• 1 garlic clove, finely minced

• 16 oz tomatoes, chopped and drained

• 8 oz can tomato sauce

• ¼ c chilies, chopped

• 1 tsp cumin

• ½ tsp oregano

• ½ tsp basil

• ½ tsp salt

• 1 pkg tortillas

• 2 ½ c Monterrey Jack cheese

• ¾ c sour cream


In a saucepan, sauté onion and garlic, in butter, until soft. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, chilies, spices and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

Dip tortillas in tomato mixture. Put about 2 Tbsp shrimp and 2 Tbsp cheese on each tortilla. Roll and place seam down in a large baking dish.

Blend sour cream with remaining sauce mixture and pour over tortillas. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake, covered at 350 degrees until thoroughly heated, about 30 minutes. Serves 6 hungry football fans.


Friday, February 04, 2011

Hot New Erotic Thriller, Morning Mist of Blood.

Put the kiddos to bed, and then check out Eric Wilder's new erotic thriller Morning Mist of Blood. Definitely not for young adults, Sunday school teachers or the faint of heart. So hot, you might just get burned. If you can't take the heat, please, stay away from the fire.


Snowman - a pic

This past week has been a mess. I'd complain, but it seems everyone is pretty much in the same boat. Heck yes, I'll complain. Doesn't matter because no one listens anyway. Here's a pic I took on my backporch yesterday.


Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Author, Elbow Aside Middleman

Traditional author decides he doesn't need his old publisher anymore. With help from, he connects directly with his readers.
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