Author Archives: Jack LaBloom

About Jack LaBloom

I write suspense novels and short stories. I live with my wife in the Boston Mountains.

TWICE IN MY LIFE, I’VE FOUND ELVIS

      Twice in my life, I’ve found Elvis Presley alive and well. The first time was on Tortola, one of the British Virgin Islands approximately 150 miles east of San Juan Puerto Rico. I arrived on the small … Continue reading

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THAT CROXTON WOMAN

     I’ve learned to never put pressure on my beta readers; therefore I use discretion when I’m trying to find out what they think about my manuscripts. I closed the lid on my cooler, exited through the back door, and … Continue reading

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A CHRISTMAS STORY

Finding something online turned out to be harder than I imagined. About the time I zeroed in on a pair of red long-handle underwear for Eddy’s Christmas present, I heard a knock at my backdoor.            My neighbor grinned at … Continue reading

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THE TREASURE TROVE

       Leon and I leaned back in a couple of old tattered club chairs and rested our stocking feet on the natural rock hearth.  The crackle of oak logs surrounded by flames in his open fireplace was as soothing to … Continue reading

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MURDER AND MAYHAM

       According to literary agent, Suzie Townsend, your title should reflect the tone of your book. If you’re writing a thriller, you don’t want something long and poetic.  In the mist of trying to convince my neighbor, Leon, how hard … Continue reading

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THE PROMISE

Darla blamed me for Eddy running off to who knows where and not contacting her for three days. She asked me to find him and bring him home. It was unlike Eddy to do something like that. I strolled over … Continue reading

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ZELDA’S BIRTHDAY GIFT

            Leon leaned forward in the Adirondack chair my Aunt Josephine purchased at a yard sale in Boston and kept with her throughout four moves and 32 years of marriage, before she decided it would make a great wedding gift … Continue reading

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