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I am a writer of historical fiction. Several novels relating to artists such as Cezanne, van Gogh, Gauguin and others are available on Amazon.
Poison. Saints. Lepers. Nectar.
Eeny, Meeny, Miny Moe!
van Gogh's Missing Journals
Cezanne Cover
Poison. Saints. Lepers. Nectar.
Eeny, Meeny, Miny Moe!
van Gogh's Missing Journals
Cezanne Cover
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Van Goghs Missing Journals
Vincent van Gogh is one of the most discussed artists of all time—and for good reason.There is an air of mystique in his work and a great tragedy in his death. This new historicalnovel uses the novel idea of three undiscovered journals to tell a poignant story about thenature of the creative process.The first of these three journals delves into the artist’s early life. Author Terrence JamesCoffman deftly weaves in historical facts about Van Gogh with fictional anecdotes abouthis childhood in the tiny town of Zundert. In his journal, Van Gogh opens up about thedeath of his stillborn brother and the effect it had on his family. As he comes of age, VanGogh turns his attention toward becoming a missionary. The second of his three journalsshows how that mission eventually morphs into a dream of becoming an artist.The last journal is the most powerful and recounts the most famous moments of VanGogh’s life. As Van Gogh moves to France and begins experiencing the events thateventually lead to his death, Coffman gets inside the head of the incomparable painter andexamines the legacy he left for the world.
The Cezanne Conspiracy
A 20th century a painter, living in Provence, France, finds himself ensnared in a plot toundermine the world’s most prominent art museums. The ghosts of Vincent van Gogh,Paul Gauguin and Ernest Hemingway come to the aid of this American abstract artist, whoreluctantly, has found himself trapped in a maelstrom of deceit and danger. He enlists aprominent art restoration specialist from Georgetown University to help him solve themystery of what is counterfeit and what is real.The French secret service is caught up in this worldwide plot. The intention of theconspirators’ is to undermine the Louvre Museum, The National Gallery of Art inWashington D.C. and major art museums throughout the world.Several unsavory characters from France and Russia play key roles in a plot. Monet’sGardens are defiled. Sex undermines investigations. Murders take place in beautiful Frenchvillages. Corruption abounds. Mysteries proliferate.Until the reader devourers the final pages, he or she, might be able to determine what isauthentic. Or, maybe not!
Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe.
Northern Virginia in the early 1960s can’t be called the most enlightened place to go tohigh school. The civil rights movement has been shaking up the status quo all over theUnited States, and the effects are finally being felt in small, sleepy John Singleton Mosby High. At one point, Mosby High had been home to the best football team in Virginia, butnow it is just a shell of its former glory days.A small group of football players at Mosby are determined to change that, but the sixtieshave one more surprise in store for the team. The federal government has ordered an end tosegregation, and one African American student will be attending each of the Sally Countyhigh schools. Not only will they be sharing classrooms and cafeterias with the otherstudents, but they’ll also be able to play on sporting teams.In this poignant story, an entire team is forced to look past deeply ingrained prejudice andbigotry. There’s a long football season ahead of them, and by the end of it, they will bedifferent men. Some will change their bigoted views. Others will remain ignorant andarrogant. How this surprising, frustrating, challenging, and amazing season affects them isentirely up to them.
Poison: Saints: Lepers: Nectar:
Poison: Saints: Lepers: Nectar: is the story of war weary medic Jonathan MacCumber andhis spiritual journey back to humanity. Along the way he becomes a cobra catcher in Siam,sojourns with mystics in India and lives with lepers in Hawaii. MacCumber doesn’t seekout adventure, but rather follows the path provided him as he learns about living otherfaiths and the value of a quiet, useful daily life.Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity all become part of his spiritual evolution.