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Books And Stories By Me

U Can Be A Networking Maniac
My first book

This is my premiere book

 U Can Be A Networking Maniac

It is a self-help book that shows a step by step path to successful relationship networking for sales and marketing people. I wrote it as a novel with the lessons built into the storyline. 

The book abounds with trendy conversation and many strong personalities who create conflict and page turning tension. 

The protagonist is a young woman, Lee, who flees a disastrous marriage with her 5 year old daughter and the clothes on her back.

Lee starts job hunting and accepts a sales job because the earning potential is more significant than anything else she is qualified to do. Her other choices were limited to Walmart and fast food places.  

Lee wants something with a future. Her skills were few and her experience next to nothing.

The Monk Cover

My First Novel

This book is a rip-snorter of an adventure story. Follow the exciting experiences of Earl ’Monk’ Nolte as he gets swept up into the prohibition world of the 1920s in Tampa’s Ybor City. The west coast of Florida was a storied land of ghost ships laden with Cuban rum lurking beyond the territorial limits waiting for blockade runners in their black boats to race the Coast Guard for hidden inlets on the coast. Inject a Florida rancher into this world and wait for the fireworks. Monk and his gang known as the Cracker Mafia build a rep for producing the finest rum this side of Havana. They make enemies when they disrupt the existing bootleg supply chain, destroying the income and power of the crime lords up and down the West Coast.

A short story
Good guy wins, bad guys lose

A Couple of Short Stories

The Shakedown

I wrote this in the same story world as my novel, The Monk. 

Tito the tailor gets leaned on by thugs running a protection racket targeting stores in Ybor City.

He seeks help from everybody he knows to no avail.

Finally, he gets help from an unexpected source with unexpected results. 

Both this story and the novel, The Monk were fun to write. They are period pieces set in the prohibition era of the 1920s in my hometown, Tampa.

I’m starting to outline a sequel. Our heroes and our villains will reappear as well as new characters to entertain you.

I’ll keep you updated on ‘Camacho’s Revenge’.

Here’s Another Short Story

This is a fun little story I wrote in a style called ‘Detective Noir’ It’s kind of bleak. I did it for practice. It’s also known as ‘Hardboiled Fiction.’ It’s written in a style similar to Dashiell Hammet and Raymond Chandler.

Let me know

Let me know if you like this! I have at least three more ideas for Diaz stories. They will take place in Ybor City, a colorful part of Tampa.

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