In addition to genealogical research pieces, I write or have written everything from country
    music to academic journal articles (Corporate Finance) to short stories to novels. Okay,
    and a few dirty limericks. Here's a sample (not the limericks!):

    Academic Articles
    I wasn't exactly a publishing machine during my college teaching career, as I had a hard time
    taking financial research seriously. One piece I'm especially proud of, though, was a little two-
    page note published in Financial Practice and Education (Fall 1993). "How to Use Financial
    Arithmetic to Simplify and Explain Almost Anything"  takes a poke at overly mathematical
    journal articles. It combines some well-known finance equations in such a way as to "prove"
    that one plus one equals two.

    Short Stories
    "A Man of Few Words" is a dark tale written entirely in words of one syllable. It won second
    place in a writing exercise contest run by Susan Breen, a fiction teacher at the Gotham Writers'
    Workshop in Manhattan.

    Novels
    Two, so far. Both paranormal suspense/women's fiction, both unpublished. I'm currently
    working on a third, this time in the teen/YA genre. The second book's worth reading, and to
    that end, though I'm still shopping it around, I've set it up as a private POD printing (i.e., no
    isbn and no distribution) at Lulu.com. To learn more about Medusa's Daughter, go here. To
    read the first few chapters, go here.

    Songs
    Two of my all-time favorite country tunes are "Your Wife's Been Cheating on Us Again" and
    "Honey, Don't Pay the Ransom--I've Escaped." Unfortunately I didn't write them. I did write
    this one, though. And this one, this one, this one, and this one. They're all from my double-
    aluminum album entitled, Two Dozen Mike Boyd Fans Can't Be Wrong! I also recorded a nice
    cover of Kris Kristofferson's "Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)," singing
    both the lead and background vocals. What fun! Check it out here.


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