The Athena File

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Blogger’s Note:  After a hiatus of a few weeks to focus on writing and work, I’m back with some final thoughts related to The Athena File. Nothing about this novel has been easy.  Nothing. Not that I expected it.  After all, when I went to my writers’ retreat at the end of February, the instructor ...continue reading

Meet the Deceptively Dangerous Nicole Chardet

Blogger’s note:  Tonight, you’ll hear from another secondary character, Nicole Chardet.  She’s a hard woman and one not to cross.  Let me see here.  I’m supposed to write about myself.  Oh, come on!  What’s there to know?  Let me look at this list.  What I look like.  What’s something important to know about me, and ...continue reading

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Sharp Words from David Shepherd

Blogger’s Note: Today, you’ll hear from David Shepherd, the leading man in The Athena File. While once a career Green Beret, he now works as a maintenance guy in his hometown of Burning Tree, Utah. Why? He’ll have to tell you. Apparently, I’ve been given this “assignment” to write a little about my life. You ...continue reading

Don't Mess with Abigail Ward

Note:  Over these next four posts, you’ll hear directly from each of the characters from The Athena File.  These posts will be in their words, in their voice.  Tonight, you’ll get to hear from the lead character, Abigail Ward.  Enjoy! So I heard that I’m supposed to say something about myself, though I’m really not ...continue reading

Walking in Trust

This is perhaps the quote that surprised me the most.  Why?  I know I wrote it.  Still, it popped out, seemingly from nowhere, but it forms the backbone of The Athena File’s theme.  Abigail speaks it.  Where, I’m not telling.  You’ll have to read to find out. How many times have we done exactly what ...continue reading