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Can I Make a What!?

My grandparents on my mother’s side were farmers and pioneers. They lived on a farm in a remote area of Ohio and didn’t have a lot of access to stores and the big city. They grew most of their food, they tanned leather, made their clothes and even made...
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Mary Addresses Post Polio Support Group

Recently Mary was invited to speak to the Post Polio Support Group in Cocoa Beach. She told stories about her father who was a polio victim and of Dr. Jonas Salk who came up with the Salk Vaccine. She explained why she needed to write about polio.  When she...
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None of your Bee’s Wax

Every time my wife’s birthday rolls around we both remember one of my failures. (I’ve had so many.) It all stemmed from an innocent question. “What would you like for your birthday, dear?” “Oh, I don’t know,” she responded. So…what do you get for the woman who has everything?...
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Coming soon: Bone Hammer

Deadly Apparition is out and I have the first 7 chapters of Bone Hammer done. Bone Hammer is another Bone Ramsey book. It takes up about 6 months after the Bone Maze ordeal. Bone and Angela are pretty much recovered from their run in with the lion and with...
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New from Mary Beth Smith

In other news my wife Mary is almost ready to publish her book on polio. She has completed an extensive writing project on polio, featuring the people who suffered with it, its history and the fight against it. It is a very intriguing look at people like FDR, Dr....
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Mona’s ordeal

My daughter Mona continues to recover from her cancer ordeal. Her doctors think they got most of the cancer, but they have her on a course of chemotherapy anyway, and it’s hard on her. Some days she is very tired and nauseous and can’t keep food down. She’s a...
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California trip

We went to California in March (2014), drove the winding dusty roads and visited friends and family. We met my daughter Mona and her significant other, Sven, in Solvang. Mona is still battling cancer. At the time we saw her, she still had a portable vacuum pump she had...
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Deadly Apparition

I’ve got a good start on my next book. The working title is Deadly Apparition. I’ve finished the first four chapters, outlined the plot, and I’ve introduced most of the main characters.   Commander Donald Castillo is the commander of the Virginia class fast attack nuclear submarine Kansas. It...
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Flight of Fancy

We took advantage of a rare opportunity on Tuesday, January 28th, and we got to ride on a piece of aviation history. It was an old Ford Tri-Motor which was doing a tour of the United States. It was going to be at Merritt Island airport (almost in our...
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Christmas Wish Granted!

My daughter Mona had surgery on December 20th, 2013 in California. The surgeon said that he thought he got all the cancer, but when the labs came back there was some lymph node involvement. They sampled twelve lymph nodes and only one was positive, so that’s not bad, I...
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