Chapter 2

In our 2nd Chapter, tragedy unfolds as the doctors give the new parents terrible news, and Savvy begins a life and death struggle to live through her first week.

  Lights! Camera! Action! Savvy Stores Chapter 2 is a rollercoaster ride you will never forget, and it’s ALL TRUE.

  You will cry.
  You will laugh.
  You will rejoice and hug the kids in your life a little closer.

  Get ready. This Friday, the next Chapter of Savvy Stories begins. Stay tuned, and have the tissues ready

Pen Names, Alter Egos, and Other Pretend Identities


If I ever write under a pen name or other name…

I might want a place for people to go to know for sure it was really me (so if it does well I’d get credit).

Here are a few alter egos and pretend writer identities that are still me:

  • David Duanes
  • Jessica McClintock

Those were created to use on Facebook and when I was working doing book covers. (I’ll insert more when the time comes.)

I also made some with anagrams – my name with the letters rearranged. Be honest, if I didn’t tell you, some of these are not obvious at all.

  1. Talon Dreara
  2. Darra T. O’Neal
  3. Rand Tareola
  4. Tara L. Reardon
  5. Alan Terrado
  6. Tarnal O’Read
  7. Lara O. T. Dearn
  8. Alan T. Roared
  9. Natale Ardor
  10. Dora Antarle
  11. Aldo Narrate
  12. Darnel Roata

I may come up with some others, too.

To see my books, all under my real name so far, click HERE





Savvy Stories Blog – an introduction

Every kid does funny stuff, whether it’s asking innocent questions out loud to strangers (“Is that his butt?”) or a toddler attempting to play hopscotch on the paver stones of the mall sidewalk while you’re trying to rush to a store, a baby wanting to see how many toys will float in the dog’s water dish, or a kid constantly asking to play with the “pad” – until you realize you’ve been saying “We’ll play with my iPad later” translates as “We’ll play with my pad later” to a kid…

We’ve all been there.

These are the many funny little moments that happen between me and my child – or between you and your child – that happen a thousand times a day, and we laugh and move on, too busy to really take note and too small to remember, but if we could only write them down what a funny little basket of memories we would have.

So I tried to write them down. And some friends said, we are vicariously re-living our own experiences through what you write. Your kid cracks me up. Maybe you should write a book!

So I did. Trust me, it’s not an ego thing. My kid is probably no funnier than yours. It just all happens so fast that we wonder where the time went, so I tried my best to write some of it down. I hope you enjoy it, and that it brings back some sweet memories for you that you had forgotten about.

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