About My Novel Hell is Empty

Surviving evil takes courage. Fighting it requires persistence.

When an obsessed man kidnaps high school freshman Samantha Dobson as she walks along a deserted street, Detective Tony Pantera must find her - with virtually no clues to help him.

While Samantha must deal with a depth of evil she never knew existed, her family is disintegrating. Her mother tries to hold the family together, but her father buries himself in his work while her older brother and sister deal with the loss in their own destructive ways.

Meanwhile, Pantera, whose last kidnapping case ended with a dead girl and no suspects, does everything he can to find Samantha before her case goes cold--or worse.

 “Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.” - William. Shakespeare, The Tempest, I, ii

About My Novel Floating Twigs


Where the Red Fern Grows meets To Kill a Mockingbird

It's 1968 in the rural coastline town of Denton, Florida, and the only thing with a tougher life than twelve-year-old Jack Turner is a starving dog named Bones. When they meet while Jack is fishing, Jack knows that he and Bones are meant for each other, and he promises his oft-absent alcoholic parents that he'll somehow get a job to pay for his new dog's food and care.

In the process of finding work, Jack meets Hank Pittman, a middle-aged man who lives in a dilapidated school bus at the harbor, and Mrs. Mary Jane Dawson, an eccentric but kind older woman in need of gardening help. As Bones nurses back to health, Hank and Mrs. Dawson become the caring parents Jack never had.

But gossip and lies about Jack's growing relationships lead to an attack on Bones' life and questions about secrets in Hank's past. When Hank is put on trial for a crime he didn't commit, everything Jack holds dear is set in the balance of that small-town courtroom.

Floating Twigs is a timeless coming-of-age story about a boy and his dog, the responsibilities that come with loving others, and how sometimes one small moment can change a life forever.

News and Links to Published Stories


FLOATING TWIGS is now available from Amazon

AND at Books, Beads, and More in Mechanicsville, Virginia!

 Link to Amazon purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Floating-Twigs-Charles-Tabb/dp/1722104392


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