Rhymes, Crimes, and Other Pastimes is an anthology of selected original poetry and short stories by the author spanning 40 years, and is divided into three sections:
"RHYMES" consists of poignant, sometime-hilarious narratives and anecdotes characterizing the lives and experiences of the types of people we'd likely find in any small town: farmers, town drunks, village idiots, drifters, loners, outsiders, beggars, the unemployed, the infirmed, etc. This section also includes stories of ghosts, enchanted creatures, magical justice, fairy tales, and more.
"CRIMES" is an original collection of eleven hair-raising, sleep-depriving, nail-biting short stories of horror, suspense, murder, and the supernatural that will keep you turning the pages for a "hauntingly good time!"
"OTHER PASTIMES" provides a variety of freeform and metered poetry addressing everything from love, misunderstanding, disappointment, hope, and many observations of the people, places and things that the author has written about and published over a lifetime of living and traveling around the world.