Reader & Client Comments

Below you’ll find what Readers and Clients say and feel (and tell others) about my writing, ghostwriting, my company’s help with their books and stories, and our publishing services. Though we have spot-checked to correct misspellings, these comments have not been edited for grammar. If you see a story or book mentioned that interests you, let me know. —Dennis Lowery

Also, you can view a gallery of screen-captured comments, testimonials, and endorsements we’ve received.


“What a kick-ass start. Awesome. This is going great and you’re the best. Thank you.” —Story Pitch Deck Project, NAME WITHHELD (this project is under a Non-Disclosure Agreement until meetings conclude with several Los Angeles-based production companies).

“These [scene images] are gorgeous!” –Dawn Hart Jackson

“It was about a year ago that I was introduced to Dennis Lowery and Adducent. My husband had completed his memoir just a few months before he died, and I wanted to have it published for the family. I was immediately impressed during our first conference call. Dennis presented a synopsis of the process, explained that it would be privately published under Adducent’s “Familia and Amici” imprint, and that if I could meet the schedule’s deadlines, the project would be completed by Christmas. And it was! I received the books mid-November. But more importantly, Dennis treated this private memoir as if it were a new book from a best-selling author. His professionalism, attention to detail, responsiveness to my wishes, and his dedication to excellence regarding every aspect of the book including the design of the book jacket were outstanding. I could not have been more pleased with the quality of the final product, and the feedback I have received from family and friends has been amazing. Thank you, Dennis, for publishing my husband’s story. It is a treasure.”Mary Jo Bieberich. Mary Jo Bieberich has a Master of Science, Environmental Science and Engineering degree from The Johns Hopkins University, and a BA in Chemistry, from the University of North Carolina. MJ had a thirty-eight-year career as a Navy Civilian (36 years) and Defense Contractor subject matter expert (2 years) supporting the US Navy Warfighter through research, development, test, and evaluation in chemistry, physics, material science, environmental science, system safety, hazardous material management, and radiation detection technology; and providing environmental science and engineering, and system and occupational safety expertise to major ship acquisition programs.

Dennis, you run a top-notch publishing company!” –Arnold. Arnold L. Punaro is a retired Major General (USMC), who spent 24 years working in the U.S. Senate (1973-1997), including 14 years as the Staff Director of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He has been a confirmation advisor to the Senate, Department of Defense, and other Executive Branch agencies since 1997. Punaro has been involved with myriad high-level nominations including 12 Secretaries of Defense, 12 Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairmen, over 40 Service Chiefs, and more than 2,000 civilian officials. Currently CEO of The Punaro Group, he is a top industry executive and continues to serve on numerous boards and commissions focused on national security.

[The following is about a 707,267-word series] “Dennis Lowery worked for me as a ghostwriter on a four-book historical fiction project for over five years. I never once regretted hiring him. He answered every single one of my emails over that period—even just acknowledging he had received a comment. He delivered top-quality fiction writing in a very consistent and punctual manner. He met every one of the hundreds of milestones we set for writing these books. The book series has received very good reviews and is being marketed to film and TV producers by a film media company. Dennis also helps his clients get their books into publishable format and navigate publication, something that is harder than it sounds. His graphics team also helped develop some very professional-looking book covers. I give Dennis Lowery and Adducent five stars out of five.” — Dr. Ward Sanford, publisher, Stadia Books LLC.

“I wholeheartedly recommend Dennis Lowery and the Adducent team. Dennis guided me through two books: REVEALED: A Once-a-Week Reading to Understand Racism, Prejudice, and Bias, published in 2023, and Daughters of the Dream: Eight Girls from Richmond who Grew Up in the Civil Rights Era, published in 2018. He was always on time and prepared for our meetings, offered clear guidance on editorial changes that improved both books’ flow, readability, and marketability, and was genuinely interested in the topics. We met the established timeline without it being onerous or stress-producing. Dennis is a lifelong learner, always seeking to understand your topic at a meaningful depth. He has a great team, including his daughters, whose insights and reactions I sought on a couple of occasions. If I write a third book, I hope Adducent is interested and I can work with Dennis Lowery again.” —Tamara Lucas Copeland, Former President, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (recently renamed Philanthropy DMV), December, 2023

“Well, I read it… and all I have to say is “DAMMIT!” too short… you had me all sucked in with it. 😀 Really it was like a movie in the pace it’s to be read at. A lot going on. Excellent short story Dennis Lowery. I really enjoyed it, and there is definitely room to make it into a longer story. Not to stroke your ego, but you do a wonderful job of immediately pulling someone into a story. I had been reading a long novel by Gore Vidal called Creation. It’s an excellent book, but it takes a bit to get into it. To compare the two (which really isn’t fair to either of you) it’s like taking a pleasant drive in a mild convertible (the book I was reading), then suddenly, you round the corner and you’re in a 1000hp beast pushing the corners hanging on tight to the steering wheel. 😀 That was what it felt like when I mentally shifted gears and got pulled into your story. Well done, well done.” –Dan Syes, about All I Am [expanded into THE LAST AUGUR | ARRIVAL]

“After successfully publishing eight books with university and commercial presses, I discovered Dennis Lowery and his company, Adducent. Through this remarkable company, I found that in addition to the expert professionalism of the businesses with whom I had previously published, I could also enjoy time-saving production with unique personal attention, quick access, patient guidance, creative design, and remarkable order and organization. If ever I’m inclined to lament that I did not meet Dennis Lowery earlier in my career, I celebrate rather that I have been blessed to work with him on my three recent books. I have found my publishing home. I am honored to share some of my enthusiasm about your work.” –Daryl [Dr. Daryl Cumber Dance, Professor of English, Emerita, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Richmond, recipient of (partial list): The Sojourner Truth Award from The African American Studies Program of George Mason University, Zora Neale Hurston Award, National Association of Black Storytellers Annual Conference, Phi Beta Sigma Outstanding Faculty Award, VCU, VCU Humanities and Sciences Distinguished Research Award, Fifty Caribbean Writers named an outstanding reference book by Library Journal, VCU Arts and Sciences Lecturer Award, Black Arts Award for Excellence in the Literary Arts]

“Writing is hard, but becoming a writer is even harder.  If you are considering writing a book, you owe it to yourself to consider working with Dennis Lowery and Adducent.  You’ll be thankful you did. I could not be happier with the service, support, and guidance I received from Dennis during writing my first book.  While his editorial skill, experience, attention to detail, and professionalism far exceeded my expectations, Dennis’ commitment to his craft and clients sets him apart from the crowd.  Dennis guided me not just through the writing process but through the process of becoming a writer.  He helped me understand the demands of story creation, how to structure my work, and how to work within that structure while remaining a positive and dependable mentor at every turn.  To say that he went above and beyond for me as an author and student is saying too little. I cannot recommend Dennis highly enough.  He is a true craftsman.  Don’t sell yourself or your story short; reach out to him and Adducent today for help with your writing project.” –Jon N.; Former Army Officer and National Security Official [Details under Nondisclosure Agreement until publication]

“Dennis Lowery is a consummate professional who has a unique talent for being able to help you help yourself in developing your story, whether fiction or nonfiction. Blessed with great patience, he is a good listener who gently leads you as your project progresses, while at the same time making sage and valued comments for consideration. Responsive and diligent, he is a master at bringing out that elusive idea or thought, presenting it to you in a thoughtful yet persuasive manner. He introduced me to creative nonfiction and effortlessly guided me along a path that led to my first book. If you are considering writing a book, the ‘go-to man’ is Dennis; he will aid and assist you throughout the effort and will make the journey enjoyable.” —General Richard ‘Butch’ Neal, USMC (Ret.)

“Good Morning Dennis, I received the books on Saturday as scheduled. I am so pleased with the finished product and the quality of the book…thank you so much. When we first talked about the memoir, you mentioned that it could be accomplished in time for Christmas. Thanks to you and your staff for managing the schedule so efficiently. I am very happy to have Ron’s Memoir to gift this Christmas. It was an excellent experience; you made it very easy for me, and I was constantly impressed with your professionalism, kindness, understanding, and patience. Thank you for treating this small project with so much attention and respect. I will definitely spread the word about what you do. I am on LinkedIn and will post an endorsement. With my sincerest gratitude and warmest wishes, MJ.” [Mary Jo Bieberich]

“Congratulations, Dennis Lowery! I am eternally grateful to you for your coaching and mentoring on my way to becoming a best-selling author with each of my six books published by Adducent. To Our Success!” –Dr. Curtis Odom via LinkedIn (on the announcement of Adducent’s 23rd year in business).

“Oh Dennis, you’re so good, that is exactly what happened!” –Kim O. ghostwriting client about the draft of her creative nonfiction memoir [name withheld due to confidentiality]

“I would recommend this book to anyone! These are real stories from real women. It’s well-written and easy to read. Most importantly, it inspired me to go forward with a new opportunity that I had put on the back burner.” –JKS, Amazon review of Adventures of Women Entrepreneurs | Stories That Inspire

[Client referring Dennis Lowery to a person who also became a client.] “I had an amazing coach to help me to complete my book So here is my introduction to Dennis Lowery. Dennis is thorough, prompt, an accomplished writer himself, and was a phenomenal guide/message shaper for me.” –Tamara Lucas Copeland, Daughters of the Dream | Eight Girls from Richmond Who Grew Up in the Civil Rights Era

“Dennis: I just finished reading your piece titled ‘UNION STATION.’ As usual, it was extremely well-written. I, as I am sure was true for most readers, felt your detailed descriptions enabled me to picture a scene in my mind as if I was actually watching a movie! You very effectively kept the reader on seat’s edge in the final pages of the story, wondering how everything would play out. And the ending with – DELETED SPOILER PART OF THE COMMENT — was an absolutely brilliant touch on how to bring the whole story to closure.” –James G. Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields

“You must be so aware of every moment, that you are able to tell about it, in such great detail. As I said many times before, you paint pictures with your words. Full color with sound and smell! Every time, it’s like I’m there! I love your writing.” —Nina A., about One Hot Texas Night

“Read Dennis Lowery’s stories to enjoy well-crafted, imaginative and suspenseful stories at the needs-an-award end of the spectrum of contemporary fiction. If you like Stephen King or O ‘Henry, you now have another choice at the same level.” —Jyoti Dahiya, from an extended comment at LinkedIn

“I’ve had the good fortune for the past five years to work closely with Dennis on several different book projects. He is a highly skilled writer and editor and showed unequaled patience when answering the mountain of any questions I presented him on a regular basis. I know I was not his only client, and was impressed by his management ability to work with other clients but to ensure my projects kept moving forward so as to meet the agreed upon deadline and deliverable date. He is the consummate professional whose attention to detail and work ethic is beyond reproach. I continue to work with Dennis on other projects and highly recommend him!”– Greg Slavonic, Former Under Secretary of the Navy (Acting), 18th Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower & Reserve Affairs), Retired Rear Admiral, Vice Chairman Corporate Board ChemResearch Corp, President/CEO, Blue Water Strategies

“Excellent short story. Your writing style reminds me of my favorite short story author, O’ Henry!” — Jim Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), about Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun

“Very nice writing!” —Alexander M., about Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun

“A very creative parent… was curious as to what the ending would be, and SMILE I did as it concluded. Loved it!” —Katie Amanda Kuper, about Ask for the Dance

“What a wonderful story that makes me think how blessed I am with having such a wonderful family and friends. The best things in life. Thanks, Dennis.” —Kathy Rosson, about Big Granny’s Wishbook

“It has a Fitzgerald’s story line feel to it… irony. How wonderful. I love this story.”—Vicky Kline, about Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun

 “I tremendously enjoy reading your “voice” in your well-crafted pieces. I really like the seemingly effortless way with which the words glide and take us to all these magical places… THANK YOU!” –Linda Anani

 “I was a first-time author attempting to write a memoir of my life and career. After spending the better part of a year developing a manuscript, it became clear that to complete the project and get it published, I required professional assistance. Dennis Lowery and his company, Adducent, were recommended primarily because he was both honest and professional. What he said you could rely on. Those initial comments were certainly true after spending considerable time working through the various points in the stages for my book. His suggestions regarding some elements in the manuscript were always well thought through and made the story much stronger. He was highly organized and very responsive to whatever request I asked of him. His communication and our working relationship was excellent, which is not always the case when dealing with some companies. I believe he takes a definite interest in the project worked on and strives to make the end product a more valuable piece of literature. Dennis is an accomplished author and publisher with vast experience. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone trying to develop and publish a book, whether it be fiction or nonfiction. He can do it all.” –Harry W. Jenkins, Major General USMC (Ret)

“And finally, big thanks to Dennis Lowery, who helped to gel the story, and stitch it all together. Without his guidance, this project [her father’s story of service in World War Two] would never have been finalized.”– Barbara Benke, A Soldier’s Story

“Love this! People tend to overlook the hardwork and sacrifice that comes with achieving your dreams. Things are never easy.” —Yvaughn Lopez, about Big Granny’s Wishbook

“After being turned down by Naval Institute Press, I followed a recommendation from my trusted friends VADM(Ret) Bill Sullivan and VADM(Ret) Tom Church (who have both published books about their experiences on active duty) and contacted Dennis Lowery at Adducent. He is a former Sailor who owns his publishing company. Simply put – he was prompt, professional, and perfect to help bring “Fortune Favors Boldness” to life … one of only 12 books currently on the CNO Professional Reading List. His belief in the story and confidence in the product ensured generations of Sailors, Marines, and Coastguardsmen will know the tale of heroic activities at the beginning of OIF. I recommend him to all of you future authors to tell your stories such that they can be preserved for those who follow!” –Barry Costello, president of The Costello Group, Vice Admiral, USN (retired).

“’…clothed only in drops from the evening’s light rain…’ You have a wonderful way with words, Dennis. —Vicky Tyley, about the scene Night Descending

 “I have lived and learned in the United States for more than forty years, but I still think, dream and construct my sentences in Dari (my native language) and English. This book would have been a combination of both languages without help from my friend Dennis Lowery, and his team, who patiently read and reorganized my thoughts.” –Nangy Ghafarshad in the Acknowledgments of To Lift A Mirror for What You’ve Lost | My Life in Afghanistan and the United States

“Dennis Lowery encouraged me to complete the book and provided invaluable editing assistance and guidance in navigating the vast oceans of the world of publishing.” –Hank McKinney, Rear Admiral, USN (Retired), author of Flotsam & Jetsam

“Dennis Lowery showed me how to get the project across the goal line. Without him, my book may not have been published.”– Kerry C. Kachejian, author of SUVs Suck in Combat

“I could not have written this book without the advice and support of Dennis. I was consistently amazed by his advice, writing creativity, and ability to describe situations with clarity and simplicity. I have great respect and admiration for him. He is a Superstar!”– Dr. Irene Trowell—Harris, Major General, USAF (Retired), author of Sky High, and BRIDGES

“Best story to a song I ever read. Damn Dennis. You make girls fall in love writing this way!” –Nina Anthonijsz about She Was Mighty… Mighty

 “This writer always has the gift to make my day. That story about Huck is truly inspiring and has put hope back in my life. Thank you, Dennis Lowery for another great piece of writing.” –Katie Amanda Kuper, about The Note to Miss Watson

“This poignant story reminds me of all the beautiful people who stay abandoned; for many reasons… they lost their illusions.” –Jean—Michel Dumay about She Was Just a Statue. From Dennis: That’s the tone I wanted to evoke… but also to make a distinction with the closing two lines: “As her world grew dim then dark, she thought of how humans could stand up and make things change for themselves. But she was just a statue.”

{From Dennis Lowery, I Received an email containing this comment from Simon de Deney]: “Wow. It’s such a beautifully structured piece of writing. It has that quality of surprising you while feeling inevitable.” Simon has done a fantastic job narrating the audiobook versions of the series, CRY FOR JERUSALEM. I reached out to connect with him on LinkedIn and got this back: “And I ought to thank you as the series is one of the highlights of each year for me.”

“I think with your wonderful word pictures and tight prose, it’ll hook your reader and draw him or her in.” –Vicki Tyley, about the draft opening scene for The Siren’s Sonata [in development]

“I love this! I can’t wait for more and I love that the lead investigator is a woman! I think this may be my favorite one (of your planned stories)!” –Sarah Odendahl, about the draft opening scene for The Siren’s Sonata [in development]

“Dennis Lowery, you want to evoke emotion with your writing. You succeed almost every single time. You are that good.” –Nina Anthonijsz, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“Very well-written. I loved reading it.” –Christy Wainright, about The Wastrel

“Dennis has been working with me, editing my unique story filled with extremely complicated twists and turns. Yet, he picked up on all the nuances and excelled without changing the twists and turns, its intrigue, or my voice. That’s a remarkable skill. He is a rare and talented writer and editor. I am fortunate he wanted to work with me to tell my most dramatic story.” –Grace Flores-Hughes, Vice Chair F&H 2 Inc. & Senior Advisor, Acuity Intl, and served in three presidential administrations.

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The following Advance Reader Comments are on a draft novella working-titled DAMNATION, The ShadowRipper. That story has been expanded and is part of Black Sun Shadows, Book Two of a trilogy in our Quondam Series in development.

“Rick Blackerd is your typical human–thrown into life without any warning. Except that life for him is that much worse–he has inherited a gift/curse, with little enough idea how to handle it. He can see the evil in people’s shadows, and rip it out. There is a brooding sense of menace in the story as it progresses, the hint that a good man is going to face choices you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. A good man, someone you care about. A fellow human.” –J.D.

“This story grabbed me and held me captive from the moment I read, Part 1. Each morning, I have looked forward to each new episode posted. Morning coffee is even better with Rick Blackerd! I love reading your stories and this is absolutely one book I will not be able to put down.” –Susan Gabriel (United States)

“An excellent read. Got and held my attention the entire time. And I agree with Susan Gabriel; love reading with my morning coffee and dog on my lap. I am really happy to have discovered you and therefore your writing.” –Susan Lewis

“I wasn’t sure what to expect, I am not your normal scary story reader, but this got me hooked. I couldn’t wait to read the next installment of the ShadowRipper the buildup and tension so far has been brilliant, leaving me absolutely wanting to read more! Best read in the dark with thunder and lightning! Keep an eye on those shadows!” –Clare Cosgrove

“This is a sophisticated, creepy story. Vivid descriptions: sensual…violent…raw, gritty humanity. Glimpses that this story encompasses generations. This has been a great read…and I’m glad the installments are posted in the morning.” –Debra Dayton (United States)

“I love waking up to your words. I actually got happy/excited when I saw that you had shared. Awesome as always.” –Dawn Hart Jackson

“I actually never ever read stories like this in books; have seen in a movie only. So, this is my first touch and a fantastic one! This is so addictive, Dennis. What the #!?!?# is this all about! From the very first sentences, I got grabbed into the flow of the intriguing story and am really enthusiastic to read more. Very glad for this opportunity to read in advance; appreciate so much!” –Birgit Backlund-Palander, Tampere, Finland

“Excuse my language but this is bitchin… a fantastic read, thank you.Wow… I love this, Dennis.” –Roxy May

“You write good stuff: readable and three dimensional with solid characterisation and no wasted words.” –Jyoti Dahiya

“Thank you! I love to read… and this is a great cover!” –Susan Gabriel on the scene, The Old Book… in the Iron Box, a scene used in Black Sun Shadows, Book Two of a trilogy in our Quondam Series [in development].

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“Awesome!” –Mary Andrew, about The Wastrel

“I highly recommend Dennis Lowery for his editorial expertise and creative writing skills. His professionalism, courtesy, imaginative ideas and counseling are priceless. He has a gift for cutting out the unnecessary, reworking problem areas, and getting to the meat of a piece, not only in fiction, but especially nonfiction. He’s been invaluable in assisting me on the beginnings of a memoir, and I could not be more pleased with his suggestions and guidance. Dennis is a top-notch professional, and master in his field.” –Bobbie Today, Clinical Practice Manager, R.N., Interventional Pain Specialists, LinkedIn Recommendation

“You are a master of descriptive prose.” –Raul Interiano, about the Advance Reader excerpt from a novel in work, The Broken Sigil.

“If you are a football fan like I am, Til the End by Joseph Patrick & Dennis Lowery is one of those stories of privilege, coverups, drugs… all the negatives you hear about. One fatal mistake doesn’t matter why, and the actions they take will come back to haunt them. The repercussions are like the butterfly affect…a stone in the water and the ripples spread. I started reading this and thought, this is a story for teens, it’s not doing it for me, BUT by the time I was done, I felt so sad for the young men. The story brought tears to my eyes as….well, I started to share waaaaaay too much. I think all young sports players should take a look at Til the End. Maybe it should be required reading for school. Maybe we could all learn a lesson.” –Sherry Fundin

“I came to Dennis Lowery on the recommendation of my friends Vice Admiral Tom Church and Vice Admiral Bill Sullivan. I had reached out to them after having less than positive experiences with other publishing entities. They assured me of Dennis’ professionalism, his attention to detail, and his ability to bring one’s project to life. My wife Sharon and I worked with Dennis over the period of a year and found Tom and Bill’s assurances to be right on the money. He was very responsive, had a “can do” attitude, and allowed us the freedom to bring “Fortune Favors Boldness” to life with recommendations (without any heavy-handed edits others might have imposed). I strongly recommend Dennis to any individual or company desiring to enter the publishing arena. He made it all happen, and we are forever in his debt. I’d be happy to speak directly to anyone looking to follow our footsteps with Dennis.” Barry M. Costello, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (retired).

“Nice. I liked this—the message and the length.” —Tamara Copeland, about A Time When It Was Fast

“Love!” —Nina Anthonijsz, about A Time When It Was Fast

“Phew, made me perspire!” –Rea de Miranda, about One Night in Barcelona

“Wonderful, Dennis. Quite evocative.” –Sean Heffernan, about One Night in Barcelona

“I need to go to Barcelona!! ASAP LOL. Brilliant writing Dennis Lowery! It’s perfect in that you always leave me wanting more!” –Rebecca Harden-Heick, about One Night in Barcelona

“You have a wonderful way with words. Damn.” –Sam Hetchler, about One Night in Barcelona

“Sublime!” –Cilla C., about One Night in Barcelona

“I didn’t want the story to end either. You’ve got a great talent, Dennis, to make the reader visualize what you are describing.” –Jim Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, about One Night in Barcelona

“I looovve this story!” –Lory Case, about One Night in Barcelona

“As a person who’s passionate about her reading, I would venture to say your writing is too good to be kept a secret, I’m excited, like a little girl who has a new doll…and just want to tell everyone. As a customer who enjoys your product; then it’s only right that I tell other’s so they will receive the same satisfaction… Don’t we want people around us to have the very best also! 🙂” –Bernice Joe

“Captivating.” –Mohammad Azam Khan, about The Candle

“Stephen King would be happy to put his name on this story! (I mean this as a compliment).” –Jyoti Dahiya, about The Candle

“Wow, I enjoyed reading very much.” –Irene Kimmel, about The Candle

“Wonderful, Dennis. Very well-written!!” –Sylvia Sotuyo, about The Candle

“Wow…what a great story. I loved it, Mr. Lowery. Loved it!” –Jo Ann Boomer, about The Candle

“Wow, Dennis Lowery, I adore your writing! You pulled me in very quickly, and had me wanting more and more! Excellent story, I thank you for that amazing read. You are a very talented writer.” –Cristie Brewer, about The Candle

“Love it!” –Fay Handstock, about The Candle

“Brilliant. Your writing always leaves me wanting more! I too saved it to re-read later. Thank you.” –Rebecca Harden-Heick, about The Candle

“Great piece of writing. You have an amazing ability to describe a scene that the reader has no problem then envisioning. Having lost a brother and father to cancers, the story tugged at the heartstrings.” —Jim Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, about What the Wind Blew Away

“Oh, wow… Very powerful… I felt so much compassion for the couple. And the intrigue of the supernatural, really gets you thinking. It really is an excellent story.” –Margie Casados, about The Candle

“Great story!” –Susan Gabriel, about The Candle

“Like your writing, it is so original and imaginative. It comes from somewhere deep inside. And you deliver your words of art so well.” –Renee M., about The Candle

“Beautiful!” —Galit Breman, about The Things We Carry

“An all-time favorite… and a good reminder and lesson for a lot of what is happening in our world these days.” —Bobbie Today, about ‘The Things We Carry

“I just finished reading UNION STATION. It was a great story and worth the wait! I read it on the site, then sent it to the Kindle, to read again. 🙂 The site works well. I like reading on the Kindle, too. Looking forward to ‘The Campfire!’ 🙂” –Pamela Trapani. NOTE: ‘The Campfire’ was intended to be a story resulting from my Pick-A-Picture-Get-A-Story-Written contest. That story idea became the novella Through a Lens of Dark & Light, which has been expanded to become The Shape of Memories.

“Loved it. I felt like I was there…I could smell the mown grass and feel the sting of the glaring sun. I could relate to Sammy’s anger and sadness and when I read those familiar lyrics that her grandpa sang… I was hooked. It was very touching Dennis. Thank you for the thoughtful take on how we keep memories of our loved ones near and dear. The title is beautiful.” —Bobbie Today, about What the Wind Blew Away

“This is the first story I read that you wrote. I’m sooo grateful because I have been introduced to the most amazing talent. I can read a story from you every day and never get tired, or I can read the same stories over and over again and never get bored… you must blow your own mind to be able to sit down with pen, paper and write such stories… so much greatness inside of you. That’s when you know a great writer when they can write a short story and captivate their audience.” –Bernice Joe, about A Father and Daughter

“Love. So much so.” —Dawn Hart Jackson, about The Janus Device, a scene now included in a story within our Quondam Series [in development].

“Oh god, please, just work on this, let the rest wait!!!” —Nina Anthonijsz, about The Janus Device, a scene now included in a story within our Quondam Series [in development].

“Such a good read. Loved it. Dennis, you are amazing.” –Jo Myers, about The Bell Ringer

“Dennis, your words have always been entertaining and thought-provoking. I especially love the fact that you had your girls in mind when creating this short story.” —Greg Lusé, about HALF

“I loved The Left Elbow of Love.” —Raul Interiano

“Love the text you created to go with the photo… it got me into that moment.” –Birgit Backlund-Palander

“That’s brilliant and completely addresses my original comment on the photo.” —Steven Krohn, about Dennis Lowery’s fulfilling one of his ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ stories-from-an-image requests.

“You never fail to amaze me with your interpretations. You’re really good at what you do. You’re a really good creative thinker and writer.” –Adna, about Dennis Lowery’s fulfilling one of his ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ stories-from-an-image requests.

“I love these vignettes the most. More than I can say.” —Nina Anthonijsz, about The Left Elbow of Love

“Nina Anthonijsz, me too…me too! More, please!” —Tracie Parker, about The Left Elbow of Love

“Sweet!” —Lisa Harrison Speer, about The Left Elbow of Love

“Thank you for this beautiful story gift” —Galit Breman, about THANKS GIVEN

“I loved this story, thank you.” —Tamara Copeland, about THANKS GIVEN

“Perfect little reminder of what we are grateful for. Thank you for this. Love it.” —Dawn Jackson, about THANKS GIVEN

“You were born to write, Dennis Lowery and that shows in every word. What a beautiful celebration of family. Lovely. Truly lovely writing.” –Sean Cowen, about THANKS GIVEN

“Wonderful, as always.” –Sherry Thompson, about THANKS GIVEN

“A Beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it.” –Bernice Joe, about THANKS GIVEN

“Loved it… it’s beautiful! Me encantó! La traducción era soportable.

Felicidades, es precioso….” –Elsa Bornay Delgado, about THANKS GIVEN

“A story from Dennis Lowery, do take a couple of minutes to read his wonderful words. For me they always conjure perfect images of the story as if I were running a movie clip in my head. I highly recommend checking out more of his excellent work.” –Fay Handstock, about THANKS GIVEN

“Beautiful.” –Deanna Elliott, about THANKS GIVEN

“This touched my heart in many ways for I can relate in many many ways. I cried when I was reading this. For I feel the exact same way. And reading this with my three yr. old laying in my lap falling asleep… I look at her and am truly blessed in every way. Thank you for helping me see that again” –Brandie Chavez, about THANKS GIVEN

“Dennis, this is a beautiful piece of writing. I love it. And it made me think of my own memories that HAD power over me that I did not realize until reading this. Thank you.” –Vera Athans, about THANKS GIVEN

“I so enjoyed this!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about THANKS GIVEN

“Hermosa. Lagrimas en mis ojos. Beautiful. I’ve tears in my eyes.” –Merchi Sananes, about THANKS GIVEN

“Dennis, that is beautiful! I love it.” –Joyce Swindall Jacobs, about THANKS GIVEN

“I’ve seen this story play out in real life. It’s wonderful that you can put it on paper, the way you do. I loved it.” –Karen Gross, about THANKS GIVEN

“A great and heartwarming story.” –Annemieke Reffeltrath, about THANKS GIVEN

“This is lovely. I love how you describe the sounds and smells and sights. Great!” –Nina Anthonijsz, about THANKS GIVEN

“Love it, Dennis! Your writing is awesome!” –Sylvia Sotuyo, about THANKS GIVEN

“Perfect!” –Cilla Cantrell, about THANKS GIVEN

“Beautiful, thank you.” –Tracie Parker, about THANKS GIVEN

“Great and worthwhile read Dennis, and I especially liked how your story and postscript worked together to create a message that is both as beautiful as it is true and meaningful. Hopefully the core of it sinks in to every and anyone reading it.” –Michael Koontz, about THANKS GIVEN

“I absolutely loved all the stories in this collaboration of dark tales. It is the perfect mixture of science fiction and horror. BLINDED and All I Am [planned for expansion] are by far the best tales depicted in the book. At the end of the first chapter of BLINDED it sent chills throughout my body and I couldn’t stop reading it. All I Am will leave you wanting more with its perfect balance of suspense and horror. Every story stands alone with its own unique twist and tension.” –Amazon Review of NIGHT DESCENDS, a collection of stories from Dennis Lowery. NOTE: This collection is not currently available. It’s being updated to include new expanded versions of some stories and additional content.

“I am also indebted to Dennis Lowery, president of Adducent without whose guidance, support, and encouragement this book could not have been published. An accomplished author in his own right, Dennis was invaluable in suggesting improvements, catching mistakes, and shepherding me through the process of taking my story from concept to completion. Dennis is a real pro and a pleasure to work with.” —William D. Sullivan, Vice Admiral, USN (Ret), about helping with his first novel, USS DAUNTLESS | A Novel of the Gulf War.

“This is a great, inspiring book of women taking that leap and making their dreams come through, fantastic that it ends with action steps as well. I would buy it for any aspiring female entrepreneur.” –Dr. Paul A Sherrat, Amazon review of Adventures of Women Entrepreneurs | Stories That Inspire

“OMG – I LOVE IT. Congratulations Robin (and of course Dennis).” –Lori Ames, about Adventures of Women Entrepreneurs | Stories That Inspire

“Wow… just wow. So much impact in this. I actually read it twice.”—Dawn Jackson, about Toward the Light

‘Oh goodness, that was fun,’ Sheila K., about HONEY, Get That Book

“Wow. I am speechless and wordless. You have reached out to many people and helped them write their stories. Those stories have touched countless others. Your impact is felt by many you do not even know.” –Donna McAleer, about Of a Death… and a Life

“This is too beautiful.” –Lola Rhodes, about The Dawn Star

 “Delightfully unexpected! Delicious suspense in a short story that peeks beneath the surface, and exposes the depths of revenge. I devoured it in 25 minutes and read it a second time in one sitting.” –Bobbie Today, about The Crossing [planned for expansion]

“That is a really good read. I quite enjoyed it.” –Jocelyne Corbiere, about WINGS

“That was a beautiful story, and full of meaning. Sometimes, we need to stop and fill our minds and hearts with love and tenderness for life can be very hard.” –Kathryn Nokony, about WINGS

“Dennis, I just loved it, actually read it twice… Forgive me but I see romance in so much, and when she asked ‘What will you do with me?’ It’s not what you wrote, but the way you wrote it, that made it come alive. Also, when she said ‘You’re a man,’ all of “his” response was so well-written. I promise not to reveal too much of the story because I encourage everyone to read it, but when each character shared their story of pain and courage; different but yet familiar, and she said: ‘To fly…’ and stated her outcome so far. I had to take a break from the story; I felt tears running down my face because it became so real to me… The ending was surprising but great. What a great message in this story… Thank you for sharing your great gift with me. A great, compelling, short story… ‘Wings’ touched me deeply, your writing moves me!” –Bernice Joe, about WINGS

“Just beautiful! I cried a few tears as I read this… Every time I think Dennis Lowery can’t write any better, he does. This story gave my wings a much-needed pick me up… I love that each story he writes, I find myself in it. This story is the perfect focus on the woman with kindness from the man, tragedy, pride, vulnerability, joy, and peace.” –Sarah Odendahl, about WINGS

“That’s a fantastic short story. My girls love fairy stories.” –Liz Moshier Echols, about WINGS

“Every time I read one of your stories, I’m in awe! Keep ’em coming please.” –Regina Dollar Castleberry, about WINGS

“I love to read your stories; you take me right there.” –Jo Myers, about WINGS

“That was beautiful!” –Janet Mix, about WINGS

“This was gorgeous! My only regret is how short it was. Very cool story!” –Macady Watson, about WINGS

“Love the story.” –B. Ambrose, about WINGS

“I love your stories, especially Wings. You’re a great writer!” –Lisa Fuller

“Great story! They will meet again!” –Susan Gabriel, about WINGS

“Well-written and I would love to read more of your work in the future!” –Yannick Bretschneider, about WINGS

“Oh my gosh…I wish it would’ve been longer. It is a shame she went through all that. It also would have been so nice to get more backstory on both the man and her. But this story was absolutely flawless in my opinion.” –Luke Cooper, about WINGS

“This is such a unique story, and the words are so descriptive!” –ARS, about WINGS

“So beautiful. It had me in tears. But then, Dennis Lowery always seems to touch my heart with his words. I think this might be my favorite.” –Nina A., about WINGS

“This story was beautiful!” –Alison Fu, about WINGS

“Incredible, and so moving!! Thank you for the beautiful story, Dennis.” –Linda Anani, about WINGS

“So beautiful. Almost brings a tear to my eye.” –Lisa Korn, about WINGS

“You soar, Dennis Lowery. One of my very favorites.…” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about WINGS

“Very nicely written. My favorite genre.” –Paul Wade, about WINGS

“I enjoyed reading Wings, definitely magical. Thank you, now I want more. You’re an excellent writer.” –Yolanda Ocasio

“I think this story sends a positive message to young people who are not happy with their bodies, or life situations. I enjoyed reading this short story, Dennis Lowery Thank you.” –Hazel Payne, about WINGS

“So beautiful…” –Sherry Thompson, about WINGS

“You know women so well… you have fulfilled your purpose.” –Renee McDaniel, about WINGS

“Magic. And even better you were able to write it so quickly. You know the writing is so good that you can feel that you are in the story. That is one heck of a trick.” –Mike Trani, about WINGS

“Fabulous Dennis Lowery, truly enjoyed my morning read. Loved it.” –Diane Carolyn, about WINGS

[She quotes from the story] “Why do you go on then?’ ‘Because,’ and he smiled at her from the knowledge that only comes from experience, ‘Because, I deserve to find what I’m looking for.’ As we all do. Wonderful story Dennis Lowery.” –Samantha O’Brien, about WINGS

“Loved it.” –Robert Partridge, about WINGS

“It is beautiful!” –Claire Toffolo, about WINGS

“I love this part… ‘We fly highest and farthest then. That freedom… the feeling of our wings drinking in the wind, is what fairies long for.’ Truly beautiful, and so much feeling, Dennis Lowery.” –Margie Casados, about WINGS

“OMG, I loved this! But then again, I do love your writing. I had to put it down the first few times I started to read it because I was at work and couldn’t keep reading. A wonderful thing to have as a reader. It’s a great story, moves at a nice clip and all the characters are interesting and beautifully written. It’s like I’m right there with them.” –Susan Lewis, about BLINDED. This novella is being expanded and included in The Broken Sigil, Book One in a trilogy in our Quondam Series (in development).

“Music often equals ‘moments’ for me. These little flashback memories that make me smile as I am driving, or working or just sharing with my kids. I think those are life’s soundtrack moments. Love that you share with your kids and the rest of us.” —Dawn Jackson, about One of Those Hot Texas Nights

“Thank you, Dennis. As always you provide outstanding feedback. Let’s go ahead with the changes… I really like how you tightened things up.” –ACF, LtCol USMC (ret.) a client, about work on his novel (military action-thriller, Book 1 in the series)

“Whoa…surprised me with this one.” —Dawn Jackson, about Thou Shalt Not–Thou Shalt Not–Thou Shall

“Wow just wow! What a new meaning to try, try again. No matter how long it takes.” —JoAnn Carpenter, about The Bell Ringer

“Love this. Your words, the mix of them and all they hold…warm my heart and make my day.” —Dawn Jackson, about The Bell Ringer

“Good reads! Definitely, want to keep following you! You are an inspiration!” —Margaret Pypher

“So much truth in here. It shouldn’t but it keeps surprising me.” —Nina Anthonijsz, about Scrollcialmedia

“I’m not scrollin’, scrollin’, scrollin’! Enjoy your writing! Do you really have a pig or is this one of your wonderful stories?” —Janet Mix, about Scrollcialmedia

“Dennis, you never cease to amaze me, my inspirational friend!” —Louisa Catharine Forsyth, about They Say & Do Some Strange Things

“Giggles! —Dawn Jackson, about Deadly Weapons

“I really enjoy and appreciate how well you articulate your thoughts, how self-reflective you are.” —Tamara Copeland, about More Than a Mere Thread

 “You have a wonderful talent. Your short stories captivate my mind and this piece reveals what I think almost every day, too. Wow!” —Miriam Omi, about The Water Girl

 “Oh Dennis, I Love this story! I love the way you write; I feel like I was there with you. You are so talented! Thank you so much.” —Renee Mann, about Of Regrets & Reunions

“Great story!!!” —Cindy Cohrn, about Of Regrets & Reunions

“What a lovely piece.” —Tamara Copeland, about Of Regrets & Reunions

“I love those moments when truth slides up next to you and makes her presence known. This bit of fiction from Dennis Lowery gave me a deeper insight that I appreciate. I hope you enjoy it, too.” —Cilla C., about She Was Just a Statue

“I read it… I liked it!!! Awesome!” —Mark Bolden, about She Was Just a Statue

“This is sooooo wonderful Dennis! Thank you!” —Sherry Thompson, about She Was Just a Statue

“This is very well-written and reads well.” —WS, ghostwriting client about the progress on his novel

“Beautiful. Just beautiful. Happy little tears this morning. Thank you for this.” —Dawn Jackson, about the narrated version of The Dawn Star

“This is star-worthy. I think she found out life is more than half when you seek to make it full.” —Markita Schriner, about HALF

The following is from a client about their historical fiction project. The book has action, revenge, retribution, a secret love that if found out will result in agonizing death, and high-stakes for an entire culture at risk of being wiped out by the mightiest military on the face of the Earth at that time. All in an accurate setting with epic historical events as the back drop. History does not need to be boring. “I have sent the first 20 scenes out to a few people to get some feedback. My sister really likes it and thinks this is going to be a “VERY good book”. She read it all the way through and couldn’t stop reading.” [Note: scenes will roughly equate to chapters once the first draft is completed.]

[From one of my editing and rewriting service clients] “Thanks for your edits. As always, you made the piece better. I made a couple of minor changes. I will post it over the weekend. The picture works, too.” —TC, organization president

“Love this! Put a huge smile on my face.” –Dawn Jackson, about SUNDOWN DOGS

“What a great find in this story but more than that, your interpretation of it. The consequences of decisions we make are sometimes overlooked by hunger. Such a great reminder, Dennis.” —Randa Murray Wilson, about The Stonecutter

“You did it again, Dennis! A whole story from the name of a wine! [From Dennis: you have to read my endnote in the story to understand this.] See what you inspired, Regina!” –Janet Mix, about The Sweetest Hours

“I loved your piece. Did my book really cause you to think differently about the song’s message? Wow. That is the hope — to cause folks to think differently. I just posted your piece on my Facebook page.” —Tamara Lucas Copeland, about Old Songs | New Meaning

“Outstanding, again. Thanks!!” –Regina C., about The Sweetest Hours

“Lovely story, it touches my heart. Thanks.” –Paul Sesay, about The Sweetest Hours

“Really captivating writing, these scenes. I like the vivid realistic descriptions of the surroundings… get this all into book 1 and it should be a great piece of literature.” –from a ghostwriting client receiving scenes written for his fiction project

“Dennis, I loved this piece. Didn’t know you were a Motown fan. Me, too. It’s so easy to focus on what separates us, but what joins us is right there if we just step back for a minute.” —Tamara Copeland, about You Sure You’re a White Boy from Arkansas?

My projects (both long and short form, for clients and my own work) include nonfiction and fiction. One client project had me spending ‘time’ in the first century Common Era Judea. That novel (historical fact-based fiction; book one of a four-book series), was fascinating work and shaped into a great story. I got this in an email from my client (about the rough draft scenes delivered to him): “Hey Dennis: I like what I am reading and find that I look forward now to each next scene to see what you have come up with.” The next morning, in a phone conversation, he told me: “My wife is enjoying them too!”

“Good, as I expected from you… uh, so I just had to let my phone ring, I was in a ‘storm’ for a few minutes.” —Ernie Koehn, about Thou Shalt Not–Thou Shalt Not–Thou Shall

“Beautiful. Thank you so much for this.” —Galit Breman, about Amelia’s Heart

“This is so beautiful.” —Leanne DeHope, about Amelia’s Heart

“What a lovely story.” —Tamara Copeland, about Amelia’s Heart

“I just reviewed the outline and I like it very much. It’s very good… actually, perfect.” –DN, an attorney, and one of my story development and ghostwriting clients [Name withheld due to confidentiality agreement.]

“So sweet and warm, regardless of all the snow.” —Nina Anthonijsz, about The Song On the Wind

“This is just the type of story to read during the holidays. Dennis has a lovely way with words and crafting the story to keep the twist hidden just around the corner, but when it happens, it’s a warm and satisfying revelation. Grab a mug of coffee or cocoa, sit in a favorite chair, and enjoy this heartwarming story.” –Amy Dionne, about WHITE BIRD

“I have enjoyed each of your days.” —Cindy Corhn, about The 12 DOVES of Christmas

“Always great inspiring thoughts and words.” —Tracie Parker, about The 12 DOVES of Christmas

“Dennis, I’ve always known you to be thought-provoking but I found your DOVES insights especially so… and very moving. Thanks for this.” —Greg Lusé, about The 12 DOVES of Christmas

“I’m loving this countdown, these Doves… your many thoughtful thoughts!” —Ernie Koehn, about The 12 DOVES of Christmas

“This made me happy; what a good way to start my day too!! —Cindy Corhn, about The 12 DOVES of Christmas

“Pretty of good lessons on life! I guess that’s what gave rise to Forrest Gump’s profound statement, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates…’” —Jim Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, about The 12 DOVES of Christmas

“I just happened on your site via Google. It was really accidental. But I enjoyed it, especially your ‘The 12 Doves for Christmas’ and now I’m curious and looking forward to reading more. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with other people. In the occasion I wish you Merry Christmas and a joyful happy New Year.” —Elena Landri

“This is very cool! Thank you for this, Dennis! We really loved your blog post! Can you DM us your contact information?” —Dove Chocolate (owned by Mars, Inc.), via Facebook, about The 12 DOVES of Christmas

“Thank you for your wisdom and creativity in this post. I really enjoyed reading it.” —Galit Breman, about The 12 DOVES of Christmas

“Simply perfect.” —Dawn Hart Jackson, about The 12 DOVES of Christmas

“I wanted to say, my favorite was…. But I couldn’t choose just one…” —Janet Mix, about The 12 DOVES of Christmas

“Great advice and as usual, you make me reflect on my own life and priorities…” —Gerald Shackelford, about The 12 DOVES of Christmas

“Oh my gosh!!! I am in tears. That was amazing how you just pulled a beautiful and complete story out of a simple picture!” —Janet Mix, about The Ballerina in the Garden

“I’m pleased and very happy with this…” —Laura. R., memoir ghostwriting client.

“Superbly written.” –Gwendolyn M., about What the Wind Blew Away

“Wow, what a bittersweet yet beautiful story of love and loss and healing… Thank you for such a poignant and touching story Dennis!” —Lisa Wolfington, about What the Wind Blew Away

“Loved your story. It made me think of loved ones that are no longer here. They will always be with me. Thank you.” —Marsha Mooneyhan, about What the Wind Blew Away

“Beautifully written, Dennis.” —Michael Koontz, about What the Wind Blew Away

“A beautiful story of loss and healing; so touching and lovely.” —Nina Anthonijsz, about What the Wind Blew Away

“Talk about tugging at the heart strings.” —Vicki Tyley, about What the Wind Blew Away

“I love your story; it’s a touching and poignant piece.” —RC de Winter, about What the Wind Blew Away

“Thank you, so much. It’s a beautiful story; a sweet and touching read. I need to explore that connection [in the story] I am glad you wrote this as it’s nudging me to explore what it is.” —Amy Dionne, about What the Wind Blew Away

“Left me speechless and filled with precious memories from when Mom was around. Thank you for this beautiful story.” —L. Moncivaiz, about What the Wind Blew Away

“Dennis, it doesn’t matter what you are writing about, your descriptions of the scene or the feelings inside of a character, the reader feels like they are there watching it all unfold before them. Everything is so vivid. Thank you for this sweet story.” —Janet Mix, about The Song On the Wind

“What a beautiful story and music to share with us. Great way to start the day with a smile.” —Kathy Rosson, about The Song On the Wind

“I enjoyed the story very much, have always loved the song. Great job.” —Karen Gross, about The Song On the Wind

“Made my day. Thank you.” —Dawn Jackson, about The Song On the Wind

“Cute story. You do have a way with words. Merry Christmas!!” —Dave Hendrickson, about The Song On the Wind

“I just love your writing.” —Autumn H., about WHITE BIRD

“Loved the story.” –Rosa Cloyd, about WHITE BIRD

“Ohhhh, the suspense!!!!!!” –Janet Mix, about WHITE BIRD

“I’m hooked and love the story, Dennis!” –Nina Anthonijsz, about WHITE BIRD

“A story about good parents who give the right advice, and how a smart kid can learn the right lessons from that advice. This is a Must Read.” —Jyoti Q Dahiya, about Ask for the Dance

“This has touched my heart.” —Vickie Farnsley, about Ask for the Dance

“Great story!” —Dirk Hooper, about Ask for the Dance

“That was such a beautiful story, brings back sweet memories.” —Paul Wing, about Ask for the Dance

“Love it!” —BF, about Ask for the Dance

“Wow, that was amazing!!” —Queen Rae, about Ask for the Dance

“You have such mad talent! This!” —Cindy Corhn, about Ask for the Dance

“Great writing, Dennis. You are enormously talented. From a man who hates to admit any romantic inclinations, I want a do-over for high school.” —Gerald Shackelford, about Ask for the Dance

“Truly enjoyed it, Dennis.” —Denis Labelle, about Ask for the Dance

“Great read Dennis! ‘And chances are you will fail—at many things—if you’re trying to live a life of purpose and meaning to yourself.’ That’s some very sage advice.” —Dan Syes, about Ask for the Dance

“I love this story!” —Jenn R., about Ask for the Dance

“A beautiful story.” —Rebecca Fowler, about Ask for the Dance

“This left me grinning from ear to ear.” —Dawn Hart Jackson, about Ask for the Dance

“Young love… a great story! Loved it!” –Susan Gabriel, about Ask for the Dance

“You were born to write, Dennis Lowery and that shows in every word. What a beautiful celebration of family. Lovely. Truly lovely writing.” –Sean Cowen, about THANKS GIVEN

“Wonderful, as always.” –Sherry Thompson, about THANKS GIVEN

“A Beautiful story. Thank you.” –Bernice Joe, about THANKS GIVEN

“Loved it… it’s beautiful! Me encantó! La traducción era soportable. Felicidades, es precioso…” –Elsa Bornay Delgado, Madrid, about THANKS GIVEN

“A story from Dennis Lowery, do take a couple of minutes to read his wonderful words. For me they always conjure perfect images of the story as if I were running a movie clip in my head. I highly recommend checking out more of his excellent work.” –Fay Handstock, United Kingdom, about THANKS GIVEN

“Beautiful.” –Deanna Elliott, about THANKS GIVEN

“This touched my heart in many ways for I can relate in many, many ways. I cried when I was reading this. For I feel the exact same way. And reading this with my three yr. old laying in my lap falling asleep… I look at her and am truly blessed in every way. Thank you for helping me see that again.” –Brandie Chavez, about THANKS GIVEN

“Dennis, this is a beautiful piece of writing. I love it. And it made me think of my own memories that HAD power over me that I did not realize until reading this. Thank you.” –Vera Athans, about THANKS GIVEN

“Heartwarming and cozy, like a hug by the fire on the hearth. We need to be constantly reminded of what’s worthwhile.” –Liz M., about THANKS GIVEN

“I so enjoyed this!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about THANKS GIVEN

“Hermosa. Lagrimas en mis ojos. Beautiful. I’ve tears in my eyes.” –Merchi Sananes, about THANKS GIVEN

“Dennis, that is beautiful! I love it.” –Joyce Swindall Jacobs, about THANKS GIVEN

“I’ve seen this story play out in real life, just different names. It’s wonderful that you can put it on paper, the way you do. I loved it.” –Karen Gross, about THANKS GIVEN

“A great and heartwarming story.” –Annemieke Reffeltrath, The Netherlands, about THANKS GIVEN

“This is lovely. I love how you describe the sounds and smells and sights. Great!” –Nina Anthonijsz, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, about THANKS GIVEN

“Love it, Dennis! Your writing is awesome!” –Sylvia Sotuyo, Norway, about THANKS GIVEN

“Perfect!” –Cilla Cantrell, about THANKS GIVEN

“Beautiful, thank you.” –Tracie Parker, about THANKS GIVEN

“Great and worthwhile read Dennis, and I especially liked how your story and postscript worked together to create a message that is both as beautiful as it is true and meaningful. Hopefully the core of it sinks in to every and anyone reading it.” –Michael Koontz, Sweden, about THANKS GIVEN

“A quick and clever read! Great ideas for maintaining and improving relationships are woven in with funny stories and offbeat banter to keep you reading. My wife was so taken by the book that she bought a copy for each of our sons for Christmas.” –Mike S., about WISHBOOK

“SUPERB!!! This book is amazing! It should be required for all men who want a great relationship with a woman! The authors wrote a comprehensive study of what will bring the best out in any woman. A man taking this to heart would benefit greatly! This is the “stuff” that women respond to. It is kind of amazing that men wrote it. That fact should make it easier for a man to read it and take it seriously. For all women, I sure hope they do!” Review of WISHBOOK

“Thank you, thank you, thank you. The book is absolutely fabulous and we just love your work!!!”– Arlene U. book development and publishing services client.

“Thanks, Dennis. you always make it clearer. I like all of your changes. I’ll let you know when it posts.” –TLC, a client (organization president) who asked for help with improving their articles and blog posts.

“If you’ve been around this collection, you know I have a high opinion of Dennis Lowery’s short stories. Here’s a fascinating piece of folklore history, retold in his inimitable style.” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about The Wastrel

“Well, that story just gave me a lovely chill up the back of my neck. Haha. Perfect…” –Dan Syes, about A House of Sorrow & Pain

“If you haven’t read it, here’s another great story by Dennis Lowery. I love it.” –Sarah Odendahl, about A House of Sorrow & Pain

“Wow! A spooky but awesome provenance…” –Fay Handstock, about A House of Sorrow & Pain

“As with all of your stories Dennis Lowery, once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down til I finished.” –Regina Dollar Castleberry, about A House of Sorrow & Pain

“Like an unpardonable sin your words read so sweet. 🙂 I like this very much, Dennis. Very nicely written.” –Michael Koontz, about A House of Sorrow & Pain

“Fantastic!!!! Love it. It is really good and the chills went all the way to me in Norway.” –Sylvia Sotuyo, about A House of Sorrow & Pain

“Yes, this definitely was felt in Colorado, too. Intriguing and intense.” –Margie Casados, about A House of Sorrow & Pain

“Fantastic story, Dennis. Kind of in the O. Henry vein.” –Jim Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, about A House of Sorrow & Pain

Reader quoted from the story: “‘She saw light and color just beyond and pushed harder. The dirty, broken, glass silently fell away and revealed the band of setting sunlight that now swept across the orchids.’ Whenever I feel down or whenever I’m struggling with something I always read this story. It reminds me to keep pushing, because what I see through the broken and dirty glass is beautiful. Thank you, Dennis Lowery.” –Jaime Payamps, about What You Can See Through Broken Glass

“Amazing.” –Atai Sumaya, about All I Am [planned for expansion]

“A heart-warming little short story about love.” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about The Dawn Star

“That was good. I thought I was going to cry when DELETED SPOILER PART. I love happy-ending horror stories. Kinda creepy how I relate to it. I live in an old house, in the country, by myself, I had a German Shepherd until he passed away, my family worries about me being alone, I’m not hot but I don’t think I’m ugly either. Glad this had a good ending for several reasons. LOL.” –Brittany Stone, about NIGHT NOISES

“Well-written! The story flowed well and kept me eager to read on!” –Margaret Pypher, about The Bargains Below

“Good lord I’m never shopping for bargains again!! Brilliant!” –Rea de Miranda, about The Bargains Below

“Coooool. I lolled a few times too. Can’t wait to share.” –Nina Anthonijsz, The Bargains Below

“Interesting take on a ‘Faustian bargain’ version of werewolves.” –Tom Parsons, about The First Werewolf

“Time and tide waits for no man or in the now waits for woman either, wonderful to have that snapshot in time we can look back on. Loved the post.” –Chris Black, about Dance of Fireflies

“Love it! The best part of being a writer is the little scenes that can reel through our heads at any given time. It’s quite entertaining.” 🙂 –Kat Caldwell, about CAST Away

“Love this.” –Lory Case, about The Girl in Blue

“Thanks Dennis Lowery. It’s a little story, but so full of emotions.” –Mehdi Ben Hamida, about The Girl in Blue

“Sad, but beautifully poignant. Thanks for this story!” –Rhonda Hall, about The Girl in Blue

“Beautiful… lovely!” –Fatima Loureiro, about The Girl in Blue

“A powerful story.” –Vicki Tyley, about The Girl in Blue

“Awesome!” –Nina A, about Thou Shalt Not–Thou Shalt Not–Thou Shall

“Dennis, thanks for your edits and comments. I accepted all. You made it a better piece.” –TLC, a client (organization president) who asked for help with improving their articles and blog posts

“Another piece of writing by Dennis Lowery, this time fact not fiction and you are once again faced with what a powerful writer he is. And how his words make images and feelings dance within you.” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about The Moments and Places That Make You Feel

“Love everything you say. Our precious dogs give us forever loyalty and unconditional love!” –Jeri Gething, about IT’S JUST A DOG

“I just read your blog entry on Memorial Day, really well done and thought provoking, lest we forget.” –General Richard ‘Butch’ Neal, USMC (Ret.) Former Assistant Commandant of the US Marine Corps, about IN STONE            

“Proverbially, short but sweet! One of those short stories that leave you wanting more. I would like to know what happened after the bayonet was drawn but it would appear that the author wants us to use our imagination.” –Antonio V., about The Boy Who Got Away

“This writer, Dennis Lowery… I have learned a lot through his stories, about life, over the years. When I finished, I wanted to hug him. I’d like to share one of his latest gems here with you. You’re welcome.” –Nina Anthonijsz, sharing The Center That Holds on Facebook and Twitter

“I just love it. Loved Seals and Croft in their heyday too!” –Adrianne, about The Smile Waitin’ in the Kitchen

“Just read your HONEY, Get That Book. It was a blast 😉 and nice use of ‘letting the reader use their own imagination.’” –Debra Dayton

“Great read! Captivating and extremely well-written!” –Antonio V., about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled to The Shape of Memories]

“I just love wordsmiths. Ever since I was a kid, in heaven with two large unabridged Webster’s dictionaries and Encyclopedia Britannica, I appreciated just how people can make writing seem so easy (when I’m always questioning just HOW they can take an idea and create a whole world around it, like Tolkien did with his love of languages and created a fantasy world from it). Mr. Lowery has that knack, and does it in the abridged form so needed these days (as we’re following much more content than ever before).” –Kevyne Shandris

“I love it.” –Yochi Shilo, about The Oxygen Mask Priority

 “I just finished reading, What You Can See Through Broken Glass, and I absolutely loved it. It was so relatable and spoke to me instantly.” –Jaime K Payamps

“This is fantastic! Thanks so much! This is my fave kind of story!” –Sheri Caldwell, about BLINDED. This novella is being expanded and included in The Broken Sigil, Book One in a trilogy in our Quondam Series (in development).

“Thanks. Enjoyed.” –Heather Papa, about SAVED! | What a Child Taught Me

“Really inspiring. Thanks for this.” –Vanshika Dudeja, about SAVED! | What a Child Taught Me

“For people who are bookworms, and people who have a hard time sitting still to read a book… this man is amazing, he can grab your attention and by the time you know it you’re finished and wanting more. Glimpse his writings and you’ll see for yourself! I’m so very proud to call him my brother-in-law… really my brother since I don’t have any. I’ve known him for most of my life. Amazing how he puts words on paper and they come alive and make you feel them so hard and true. Thank you, Dennis!” –Rebecca W., about Born Different

“A beautiful little story about how parenting brings about change–sometimes in unexpected ways.” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about SAVED! | What a Child Taught Me

“Teary-eyed while smiling.” –Nina A., about SAVED! | What a Child Taught Me

“Enjoyed that – especially Alpha and Beta’s presence.” –Margaret Burckard, The Girl Who Haunted Dreams

“I love how defined you have made each time period. And, how relatable the characters especially in relationship of one to another. I held my breath, cheered for the heroes and applauded their courage. This takes the reader on a rollercoaster of emotions… pain, sorrow, brewing love and more. Bravo Dennis!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about BLINDED. This novella is being expanded and included in The Broken Sigil, Book One in a trilogy in our Quondam Series (in development).

“The story behind the story is very interesting! Creepy but in a good kind of way.” –Margaret Burckard, about The Story Behind the Story… A House of Sorrow and Pain

“Nice and scary. Thanks immensely. I love short stories.” –Mohanbir Singh Ghura, about The Story Behind the Story… A House of Sorrow and Pain

“I genuinely enjoyed reading your novella. I think I will check out your other books as well.” –Antonio N., a second comment about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

“So captivating!” –Carol Goller, about The Girl Who Haunted Dreams

“Bad boy 😀 You are soooooo great!!!!!” –Irena Udoviciv, about The Girl Who Haunted Dreams

“I really enjoyed Through A Lens of Dark and Light [expanded and re-titled to The Shape of Memories]’! I thought it was well-written and I highly recommend it!” –Antonio N.

“Captivating as all his stories are! Dennis Lowery has a way of bringing you in and leaving you wanting more.” –Amy D., about UNION STATION [considering this for expansion]

“Wow. Goosebumps. Well done, and you’re raising a great pair!” — Jyoti Q Dahiya, about BABY SATAN in A Crosswalk

“You know that moment when you come across someone, who is able to put things in such a way that all you can do is nod passionately in agreement while saying ‘Exactly!’ To me, this author, Dennis Lowery is such a person.” — Nina Anthonijsz, about BABY SATAN in A Crosswalk

“Rare getting wordsmithing like this these days. Where figurative storytelling isn’t CGI hand holding. The mark of a great writer is pulling you into hisher fantasy, yet also letting your imagination fill in the missing pieces. Why books are still the best medium for storytelling (not movies/videos).” –Kevyne Shandris, about Dance of Fireflies

“It’s a great story. I’m happy to boost it.” –Debra Dayton, helping spread the word about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled to The Shape of Memories]

“I felt like I was sitting on the couch with Alpha and Beta!” –Janet Mix, about The Boy Who Got Away

“I wish I was on a chair next to the twins. I so enjoy what you write.” –Jo Myers, about The Boy Who Got Away

“I’m reading your book now, BLINDED first. OMG, it’s so Good! Thank you!” –NeoMe Brock, about NIGHT DESCENDS, a collection of stories from Dennis Lowery. NOTE: This collection is not currently available. It’s being updated to include new expanded versions of some stories and additional content.

“Right on point Dennis. We need to read, compare, learn alternative viewpoints, and listen, before we speak.” –Donna McAleer, about Horny Toes

“I’m hooked and I want your book. I’ve just subscribed to updates and confirmed via e—mail. I look forward to reading more of your works! Have you heard of Jonathan Aycliffe, Daniel Easterman (Denis M. MacEoin)? I enjoy the writing genre under the first pen name. I mention this because I think your style is comparable to his.” –Anna M.

 “Beautiful, wonderful stories, what a fabulous collection!” –Deidre Huff, about SEASONS PASS | Life Remains. NOTE: This collection is currently unavailable. It’s being updated with new content.

“The power of words written by a writer with passion for all things is a gift…” –Andro Vampy, about SEASONS PASS | Life Remains. NOTE: This collection is currently unavailable. It’s being updated with new content.

“A collection of beautiful, inspirational stories… but Dennis’s works are never ‘just stories.’ They always leave the reader with some kind of positive feeling and always, always give you something to think about. I love how it takes him only a few words to paint a vivid image of any given situation, how he draws you in and makes you feel as if you are part of his story, a witness. And that is a special and beautiful experience.” –Nina Anthonijsz, about SEASONS PASS | Life Remains. NOTE: This collection is currently unavailable. It’s being updated with new content.

“Your writings remind me of the pebble thrown into a pond, creating ripples that flow outward and go on to change the surrounding shoreline. Clearly, your writings have had just such a ripple effect on the lives of others. That is a great talent to have. I congratulate you for your ability to do so.” –Jim Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, about SEASONS PASS | Life Remains. NOTE: This collection is currently unavailable. It’s being updated with new content.

“You wrote a great story and I felt every word. Your ending was SPOILER REMOVED! with a reference to ‘The Song of Solomon, the passion of love bursting into flame is more powerful than death, stronger than the grave.’ Thanks so much for your beautiful heart!” –Evy Hannes, about The Candle

“Love it.” –C.S. Jackson, about There is No More Wine from Atlantis

“I absolutely love what you wrote. It brought tears to my eyes and enlightened my heart. At least we know that from utter darkness comes the most amazing light, for that day we wait with perseverance, tolerance and patience as goodness breeds goodness.” –Ruby King, about There is No More Wine from Atlantis

“Thank you. I have been looking forward to your response to this horror. Probably because I knew upfront it would soothe my pain. Thank you.” –Nina Anthonijsz, about There is No More Wine from Atlantis

“Beautiful.” –Ann Brocklesby, about HALF

“Love it, cheers!” –John Phillips, about HALF

“Amazing story.” –Khadija Rouchadi, about HALF

“Imbued with purpose, your daughters will go forth. Thanks for this story.” –Abigail van Rooyen, about HALF

“It’s truly amazing!” –Yinusa Teejani, about HALF

“I love it, nice story.” –Olena Melnyk, about HALF

“Great story!” –Priya Khan, about HALF

“I truly enjoyed this short story, thank you!” –AL, about HALF

“Very nice, lovely.” –Anne Derutas Gellama, about HALF

“Beautiful!” –Elena Pavel, about HALF

“Got it and cried a bit. Held it to my chest and giggle cried. I love how your words can strike a different chord for each person that reads them. Anyhow… I was flying high about the book and couldn’t stop myself from tearing through it. My heart is damn near bursting with happiness. Thank you.” –Dawn Jackson, about her advance copy of SEASONS PASS | Life Remains. NOTE: This collection is currently unavailable. It’s being updated with new content.

“I have to say that ‘Born Different’ and ‘Wings’ were two that really touched me. Not that there was a bad spot in there at all; just wanted to let you know I completely loved the book.” –Craig Sprout, about his advance copy of SEASONS PASS | Life Remains. NOTE: This collection is currently unavailable. It’s being updated with new content.

“I love the different personalities of each character and how the writer bridged them together. The story was a straight forward easy read. It had everything that I needed in a good book, lies, murder, drugs, secrets, and deceit.” –from an Amazon review of ‘Til the End

“To my sounding board, Dennis Lowery. You not only validated my thinking, but also contributed significantly to the finished book. I enjoyed exchanging Set For Life stories with you. Working with you made for a wonderful experience and memory.” –Ed Elgarresta, SET FOR LIFE | How to Create Happiness in a Way Too Busy World

“Jeeeeeeesus! Eeeek!! That name alone is so wrong already! Appreciate the disclaimer… And one more thing: the way you described the way she took a deep breath… Masterful.” –Nina A., about Timmy [which expanded and became Abaddon Rises]

“It’s not easy for me to be brief because there’s a lot, I can say about him. But I’ll try: I first contacted Mr. Dennis Lowery in 2014 to discuss my story about the Vietnam war. Now, years later, we have completed three book projects—novels—together. Two about the war in Vietnam and persecution and escape afterward, and another about how a combat wounded [Iraq] veteran saves a pit bull from being euthanized and how that dog, in turn, saved her life. Dennis provided me with tremendous assistance in developing the plots, structuring the books, editing and proofreading the final drafts. I have also learned a lot about publishing from Dennis and that you can tell your story, write your book and send your message to the readers at large, without depending on major publishers. Last but not least, I appreciate the opportunity to work with such an intelligent, decent and good man.” –Duyen Nguyen, Esq.

“Woooo!!! I work in vacant houses, cleaning up moldy situations. This sent a chill up my spine!!! Thanks! I think.” –Lori Sherwood, about He Wasn’t My Timmy Anymore [which expanded and became Abaddon Rises]

“Just purrfect…, Dennis.” –Hazel Payne, about He Wasn’t My Timmy Anymore [which expanded and became Abaddon Rises]

“Luv’d this.” –Liz S., about He Wasn’tMy Timmy Anymore [which expanded and became Abaddon Rises]

“Creepy. And fun.” –Alvin Stearns, about He Wasn’t My Timmy Anymore [which expanded and became Abaddon Rises]

“Love this… spooky good. I knew I’d be Halloween pleased stopping by to read. So glad I did!” 🙂 –Margie Casados, about He Wasn’t My Timmy Anymore [which expanded and became Abaddon Rises]

“Yikes!” –Susan Gabriel, about He Wasn’t My Timmy Anymore [which expanded and became Abaddon Rises]

“Oh wow!!! This is really exciting stuff, Dennis. I will sleep with one eye open tonight after reading this.” –Sylvia Sotuyo, about He Wasn’tMy Timmy Anymore [which expanded and became Abaddon Rises]

“In immensely practical terms… discusses the ‘nuts and bolts’ of arranging funerals. I especially like that this book is short and readable, filled with important details and devoid of lots of unnecessary “fluff.” –from an Amazon review of, Nobody Wants To Talk About It

“When I watched the video your voice triggered my Alexa too, so I got that same eerie echo effect. The book looks great!” –Doug Metz, about the video of the NIGHT DESCENDS eProof

“I like it… although on the sad yet thoughtful side. Would that I could write like that.” –Brenda Church, about the excerpt from Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled to The Shape of Memories]

“I hope it does well for you! You are an amazing writer. You weave your words together like a fine fabric always with beautiful results.” –Janet L. Mix, about the planned update to NIGHT DESCENDS, a collection of stories from Dennis Lowery. NOTE: This collection is not currently available. It’s being updated to include new expanded versions of some stories and additional content.

“I love it!” –Yochi Shilo, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“I can’t wait to have it in my hands! Looks gorgeous! And I loved the song.” –Nina Anthonijsz, about the video peek inside NIGHT DESCENDS, a collection of stories from Dennis Lowery. NOTE: This collection is not currently available. It’s being updated to include new expanded versions of some stories and additional content.

“Okay I just stumbled upon this and wow this is a very nice piece of writing!” –PV, about HOME TREES

“Wonderful writing… I love it!!!” –Tammy Coker Collins, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“It’s amazing how descriptive your writing is. Every time I so much as read a sentence from you, let alone a short story, I’m there–in the scene. I’m feeling the emotions of the characters and experiencing the events likewise! Thank you.” –Jessica Griffin, about HOME TREES

“Your words are so colorful that I was actually able to ‘see’ your memories as you painted them on the page. I could hear the laughter of the girls as they were running around and having fun in your backyard. You do so know how to put words on paper in such a way as to help a person to be able to see what you want them to see. You are a truly remarkable writer. I love reading your stuff.” —Brenda Church, about HOME TREES

“When I came across this book, I was interested in the suspense that was described, although I have no liking for football what so ever. I decided to give this a try based on the reviews and I am so glad that I did. This book is a very simple read and it’s written in a laid-back style that allows me to enjoy this book without too much concentration. The writer wastes no time introducing the key stars in this book, Ryan, Tyler, Avery, and Jacob. I like that I knew exactly who each of the boys were right from the beginning of the book, and I was able to gauge their character and have a better understanding of their actions as the book progressed. The football scenes in the book were tolerable for me and I was continuously engaged and kept wanting to read more, especially when the action begins in the story.” –Ashlie Walton, from her Amazon review of ‘Til the End

“Clear concise and oh so raw. Bird’s eye view into the emotions of siblings upon the passing of their Mom. With ease could be anyone of us. Nice read.” –Bryanne Ineson, about What You Can See Through Broken Glass

“OOOHH HELL YEAH!!!! Loved it. Awesome!!! Exciting, with unexpected twists and turns.—SPOILER PART OF COMMENT REMOVED — Thanks for this very satisfying story, Dennis, I really enjoyed it!” –Nina Anthonijsz, about The Crossing

“I think you are a great writer!” –—Teresa Nevinger,

“Oh man! You really got me with this one. Could not stop reading and had no clue about the twists and turns of the story.” –Susan Lewis, about The Crossing

“Very sweet!” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about What You Can See Through Broken Glass

“That’s good. But now I have to know about the white dress! I’m on the edge of my seat. Nice writing. Keep it up. I’m hooked” –Brenda Church, about The Crossing [planned for expansion]

“You really do have a knack for punch lines. Loving it!” –Kevyne Shandris

“Nicely done!” –Dan S., about The Crossing [planned for expansion]

“I just finished reading it. Love the twist… hehe… in the story. You always have the best surprises!” –Debra Dayton, about The Crossing [planned for expansion]

“A very good story… love it.” –Lalina Ramnarine, about The Old Trunk

“You are pushed forward on a ‘fated’ path… all those intricate details (like seeing a movie)! You try but you cannot untangle yourself… to be amazed at the turn of events… then a deeper layer shows. Which is painful… and I love it! Thank you, Michael [a reader that shared the story with her] for introducing this great writer … expanding our lives!” 🙂 –N.Azadi, about UNION STATION

“These shorts are simply terrific. I’m a bookworm and devour good prose. Never can get enough. A+++” –Kevyne Shandris, about The Old Trunk

“Thanks for this wonderful story in such a very simple way. I do think many of us can relate and it is very encouraging to us as well.” –Camilla Bynoe, about The Old Trunk

“An excellent read and one which will totally captivate any person who played high school sports.” –Robert Steven Thomas, Amazon USA Top 200 Review, about Til the End, A Novel by Joseph Patrick With Dennis Lowery

“A Great story! This is a very interesting read. Perhaps it should be used as an example, or reminder that life is not a video game, you can’t reset the screen or reload the game, once something is done, it cannot be undone – you must live with the consequences for life, the buck stops with you!” –Susan Keefe, about Til the End

“Awesome book!” –Rick Gnacke, about Til the End, A Novel by Joseph Patrick With Dennis Lowery

“Dreams die hard in Michigan author Joseph Patrick33’s dark, relentless and, at times, crushing novel, ‘Til The End, about four high school football stars overflowing with high hopes, unlimited talent, wild ambition and some increasingly dark secrets. This novel will grab you like a football cleat grabs turf on page one and keep you guessing until the final page. The author is concerned with how the choices we make define our lives and the lives of those we love. ‘Til The End is about what the author describes as “unpredictable fate” that can turn on a dime and take our greatest dreams and aspirations to places unimaginable in our worst hours. Familiarity with the settings, along with an ability to create jaw-dropping, dramatic scenes spanning 1988 to 1993, allow the author to maintain an authenticity that resonates and never feels contrived. He also has a sharp ear for the kind of dialogue that keeps the overall narrative rushing toward what is inevitably more hard knocks and defeats for the four friends who once swore solidarity and are now separated geographically. In the end, the author brings it all back home to Shelby Township with this cautionary, heartbreaking novel. Just as sports often imitates life with its glory, passion, promise and thrill of victory, ‘Til The End portrays the impossibility of hiding from secrets, erasing the past or carrying on lives filled with lies. The author is a championship storyteller and his novel succeeds in us showing how we all pay, in one way or another, for the choices we make. We may not be able to control fate, according to the author, but ‘Til The End brilliantly underscores how facing reality like a full—body tackle can make us all winners at our very core.” –John J. Kelly

“Michigan author Joseph Patrick33 is likely using a nom de plume: that would explain the ‘33’ tacked on the end of his name. It is nearly impossible to believe that this is his debut into the literary field as ‘TIL THE END is a major achievement and one that signals the arrival of an important new voice in American literature. As far as background information we are only informed that he has 11 years of higher education earning degrees at the bachelors, masters and doctorate level, area of concentration not shared. He does acknowledge assistance from Dennis Lowery, a highly skilled author whose many books indicate his vast life experiences and technique of expression have aided many other authors. So Joseph opens this fine novel with a conundrum. Joseph does share that his first novel may be fiction, but within that fiction are the keys to facts that every reader will discover and find universals within the events of the story and the characters that ring true to each of our life journeys. And that is one of the many reasons this new author is important to watch. The novel is set outside Detroit from 1988 to 1991, and in that three year timeframe we learn the intricacies of each of the four lads’ destinies which in retrospect as the book ends allows us entry into the interstices of coming of age, promises of glory, the dark finger of fate, and the impact of misjudged bonds of a lie and strange dissolution of dreams as tainted by those factors we all recognize as deterrents to a happy life. This is not only an important debut novel: this is a very finely written important novel about choices. Highly Recommended.” –Grady Harp, Top 100 Reviewer

“Intense from the beginning, the author creates four major characters with whom readers can connect and sympathize. Each one must keep a mutual, dangerous secret that will twist and turn his entire future. Found ‘Til the End’ to be a poignant, gut-wrenching morality lesson of good and bad decisions based on life’s uncertainties.” –Darlene Hood

“Great read! Your daughter is an amazing artist as well! Peace, love, and positivity to you and yours.” –Adam Helbling, about HURT

“This is not only felt for every one of us but very true that you are the only one who feels for oneself. Thank you for putting it together in an unique way that we can understand.” –Tisha Ashpole, about HURT

“Every time I read this, I get a lump in my throat.” –Nina A., about HURT

“Exquisitely written as always.” –Chris Chan, about the scene, Ink & Shadows | PRELUDE, now included in a story within our Quondam Series

“Eerie. Baffling. Well-written!” –Margaret Burckard, about the scene, Ink & Shadows | PRELUDE now included in a story within our Quondam Series

“I think this story touches so many and I just wanted to share!” –Sheri Carter, about What You Can See Though Broken Glass

“You have a wonderful talent. Your short stories captivates my mind and this piece reveals what I think almost every day too. Wow!” –Miriam Omi, about The Water Girl

“That was such a beautiful story, brings back sweet memories.” –Paul Wing, about Ask for the Dance

“Love it!” –BF, about Ask for the Dance

“Wow, that was amazing!! ” –Queen Rae, about Ask for the Dance

“Another great story! –Mimi, about The Boy Who Got Away

“I love it.” –Violetta Mukami, about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“Dennis, you are a wonder!” –Jo Myers, about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“Beautiful!” –Charlene Talley, about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“I needed this just now. I really needed this. Thank you.” –Cilla C., about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“A wonderful read. Breakfast table wisdom straight from life.” –Michael Koontz, about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“I first read this to myself, at Cilla’s prompting. I then read it aloud to the friends I’m sharing a cottage with. They enjoyed it as much as I did. ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ is now playing. Thank you.” –Sean Heffernan, about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“Lovely story. Thank you.” –Marsha Mooneyhan, about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“Awesome, you know I don’t know if this was meant for what I am thinking but; I think this could go a long way if people notice someone is always alone in the cafeteria for an example, choose to reach out to them, talk to them and treat them like a good friend, it could save or change their life.” –Diane Martin, about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“Dennis Lowery’s wisdom never fails to be practical and applicable. I hope you’re smiling by the time you get to the end, too.” –Cilla C., about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“Dennis Lowery’s words are just what I needed to read this morning… maybe you need to read them, too.” –Bobbie Z., about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“Absolutely a Cracker 🙂 Glad you shared it Cilla 🙂 Thank you.” –Sat Biswas, about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“Marvelous, isn’t it? So many smiles shared today!” 🙂 –Bobbie Z., about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“It’s infectious and Dennis Lowery started the smile conga line this morning.” 😀 Cilla C., about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“Beautiful, indeed and wise!” –Eve Aebi, about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“‘Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.’ Very good Dennis, very good indeed! ☆☆☆☆☆” –Joe J., about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“Awesome…thanks.” –AE, about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“A beautiful message in this story. You always give hope in your writings. Thank you.” –Nina Anthonijsz, about What You Can See Through Broken Glass

“It’s beautiful. You are a wonderful writer, keep the stories coming.” –Sheila Adams, about What You Can See Through Broken Glass

“So much this! I’m a giver by nature and it took me a long time to realize that I needed to believe in what people do and not what they say and that some people are emotional vampires. I’m still kind, but I’m no longer a doormat.” –Michelle C., about About Being Good to Others

“Not just a Signal Boost… I like the way Dennis Lowery tells a story.” –Debra Dayton

“As I like to be reminded, “All gave some, some gave all.” Very well-written, Dennis. I really enjoyed this one. But, then, I’m coming to appreciate stories about the wars and people experiences.” –Brenda Church, about What Now, Lieutenant (a client project)

NOTE FROM DENNIS: This client’s project is a rewrite/redevelopment of a 207,928-word memoir that’s been written in pieces over many years (decades). Here are some comments from him: “Well done. It had been a year or more since I read some of these stories. Your edits really helped to deliver them well.” And… “Just getting to review some more chapters. I haven’t read these stories for a while and really enjoy them. You’re doing a great job re-aligning the stories and getting them to flow.” –KCK

“This really made me think about things… about my own ‘treasures.’ I believe we all have treasures of some sort if we look hard enough. The question we have to ask ourselves is which ones are really worth holding on to.” –Brenda Church, about The Old Trunk

“Dennis, you amaze me once again! You’d think I’d be used to it by now, but every story is better than the last! Thanks for the great reads!!” –Cristie Brewer, about The Old Trunk

“You make life good, Dennis Lowery. And you do ‘bad’ some good, too!” –Lena K., about some of the more risqué stories.

“Beautifully written. I was left wanting more.” –Chris Chan, about One Summer Night

 “Oh Dennis, this is fabulous!” –Rea de Miranda, about One Summer Night

“A story that had all the hairs standing up, in the best possible way. Lovely! Read and enjoy. Dennis Lowery is great.” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about One Summer Night

“This one brought tears… great story!” –Tracie Parker, about Born Different

“All-time favorite. Holds the most special of places in my heart.” ♡ –Dawn Jackson, about Born Different

“One of my favorites!” –Janet Mix, about Born Different

“Dennis Lowery never disappoints. Spellbinding and breathtaking, I never wanted to put this one down. In fact, I’m looking forward to re-reading it.” –Bobbie Today, review of BLINDED (an 18,568-word novella [now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series [in development].

“This is a very finely written important novel about choices. Highly Recommended.” –excerpt from an Amazon review of ‘Til the End.

“In 2015, I received lots of advice and help offered by well-meaning individuals after I completed writing my book, Fixing Washington. But dozens of emails and voice messages to agents and publishing houses went unanswered over many months. In late fall of that year, I contacted Dennis Lowery at Adducent, and the response was immediate and most positive. He provided invaluable insight, suggestions and help with content editing and format and, in some cases identified sections of the book that could be deleted entirely, to improve the narrative in my book. The entire experience and relationship were better than I could have ever hoped for, and the book was published, by his company, with excellent reviews. I have referred two other individuals to Mr. Lowery since and I know that one of those has recently had his book published by his company, Adducent, as well. He was similarly impressed by the outstanding encouragement and support he received. Dennis Lowery is absolutely the first person I would turn to if I should write another book, or a follow-on version to Fixing Washington 2016!” —Tom Church, Vice Admiral, USN (Retired)

“Another great short! Lowery is truly a Jack of all pens; is there any genre the man can’t write?” –E. W. Johnson, in a review of All I Am (an 8,874-word short story, planned for expansion)

“Dennis Lowery allowed me to realize my dream of publishing a memoir of my Navy career, SEA DETAIL, in order to leave a record for my family and friends. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, professionally editing my amateur transcript, making solid recommendations, and tightening up the text. Dennis works fast, quickly turning each version so that we could both review and improve the product. He was always available to answer questions and make recommendations. Having begun my effort with a different publisher, I can tell you that the process was remarkably streamlined under Dennis’ watchful eye and mentorship. I highly recommend Dennis Lowery (his company, Adducent) to anyone planning, or hoping, to publish their book.” –William D. Sullivan, Vice Admiral, USN (Retired)

“I honestly can’t wait to read more.” –Brenda Church, about the scene, The Night Bridge now included in a story within our Quondam Series

“Absolutely beautiful “OOOH! Very nice. [And when she shared a link to the story on her social media] Dennis tells his daughters about the creepy girl in high school. High suspense!” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about The Girl Who Haunted Dreams

“I don’t know where you come up with these things, Dennis!” –Janet Mix, about Little Pink Elephants

“A story, once read, you will never forget…” –Nina Anthonijsz, about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

“A beautiful story!! You are great!! –Tammy Coker Collins, about The Sweetest Hours

“Oh my word… amazing… I laughed at the part where he didn’t say goodbye that first morning… brilliant… and cried at the part where he, lovingly cooked for his wife and studied her, without any negative words of the coolness that had come between them. And a perfect ending, my friend. You are more than talented Dennis Lowery. Thank you for sharing your work with us!!!” –Tracie Parker, about The Sweetest Hours

“Your writing amazes me! I truly think you could write about anything. You draw me in from the first phrase and leave me wanting more with the last. I know this is an excerpt but even when your short stories end there could be more.” –Janet L. Mix, about In the Shadows [an excerpt from a ghostwritten novel, shared with client’s permission]

“Dennis Lowery comes up with some excellent stuff, usually targeted at his own young teens. However, since he’s a good writer, he often converts it into a story, allegory or essay that has applicability across the spectrum. So, here’s a piece about identifying ‘good’ but ‘negative’ people, and the impact they have. The sad truth is that some people are emotional drains. All the love in the world won’t prevent them from sucking down other people’s lives. They need treatment, and mere love won’t do the job. Beware of them. Particularly, don’t get into long term relationships with them, without setting up protection for your own mental health.” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about About Being Good to Others

“Thanks, Dennis Lowery. I wish my Dad had written that for me 40 years ago…but then again, I probably wouldn’t have listened. Sometimes ‘being good’ to each other means walking away from them in order to maintain self-respect and save ourselves. In some way, I believe that does help them grow, and maybe even consider changing their path. Maybe not. We’re only human, after all.” –Bobbie Z., about About Being Good to Others

“A special thanks to Dennis Lowery. His professionalism and input were instrumental in bringing this book true to form.” –from writing client, Joseph Patrick33 (their pseudonym). A Michigan author who grew up in Shelby Township (the primary location of the novel, ‘Til the End). He has 11 years of higher education earning degrees at the bachelors, masters and doctorate level. The creative aspects of ’Til the End were sparked by personal interests and subject matter that not only intrigues, but seems to find its way into the vast majority of our lives. In addition to the struggles of real life, Joseph Patrick33 wanted to capture the essence of unpredictable fate. Although most of the characters are jaded, he believes you will find little pieces of them within us all. No matter how your mind perceives this book, always know that even within fiction there can be true meaning.

“Quite how you portray such things through mere words never fails to amaze me.” –Nyan N., about my longish short story All I Am [planned for expansion]

About the serialization of All I Am: PART 1 – “Ok. I’m hooked! Can’t wait for tomorrow’s installment but I guess I’ll have to. That sucks.” They continued the next day with: PART 2 – “Well, that was interesting. Still can’t wait to read more.” And the following day: PART 3 – Ok. So what happened to the girl? The old lady apparently died in the rocking chair, but the girl was supposedly in some kind of a coma. You are killing me! Gahhhhhh!” And about PART 4 – “I’d rather wait for the installments. The story is proving interesting as I figured it might. I’m really enjoying your writing. I can’t wait for another exciting sci—fi [part].” PART 5 – “Oh, dude! You got me on the edge of my seat! What the hell! These are just small bit pieces you’re giving us. I need more! Pleeeeease!” –Philip Tane. This longish short story is planned for expansion.

“If you can’t enjoy it physically, you can always escape in the imagery that Dennis manages to conjure up. My morning is beginning much the same, through his mind’s eye!” –Gerald Shackelford, about The Morning…

A ghostwriting client sent this comment from one of the first readers of his book (an Advance Reader Copy): “I love your book! The first couple of paragraphs alone brought me to tears.” –Lynn C.

“Love it;-)” –Teresa Pilcher, about At 17… Then and Now

“Most excellent! I love a hardboiled noir story and this fits the bill!” –Kevin Lockhart, about The Wrong Man, a scene to be included in The Peregrine Series, Book One: A is for Amsterdam

“This is the very best thing that I read today.” –Dawn Jackson, about “I’m Not a Guy Looking for Trouble…” a scene to be included in The Peregrine Series, Book One: A is for Amsterdam

A good book [story].” –Audrey Dallas, about the Booktrack version of The Boy Who Got Away

“I went through a flash fiction phase when it originally became popular. I never really found an author whose short works fit into my reading preferences but may have just found one.” 🙂 –Alysianah Noire, about Under an Artificial Rain

“Wonderful ♡” –Dawn Hart Jackson, about Under an Artificial Rain

“Very good!” –Kitten Holiday, about Under an Artificial Rain

“Hey, first I love your stories and am glad I happened to find them. Well done and smooth movement through years and life.” –Matthew DeVirgillis, about She Made a Beautiful Sunday

“That was lovely. I like to think that one of the advantages to being in my 40s and not in my 20s, is the wisdom to be able to make calculated risks, even if they are for pleasure.” –Michelle C., about She Made a Beautiful Sunday

“Dennis Lowery is a silver-tongued rascal that can make a woman’s clothes drop by his words alone.” –Michelle Sicari, about some of the more risqué stories.

“My deepest and most special thanks to Dennis Lowery who made the impossible… possible… and for believing in me.” Laila al Bellucci, author of Mirabella and the Pearl of Chulothe

“You are able to describe situations and feelings so I feel I was part of it. That is so beautiful!” –Nina Anthonijsz, about A Moment & Memory | Outside Our Window

“Nice. Took me back to my young married days. Thanks for the trip!” –Cheri Lynn Reeves, about The Smile Waitin’ in the Kitchen

“Really cool Mr. Lowery! Thanks for this!” –CN, about Leaving Taos

“Brilliant.” –Thelma Dailey, about Leaving Taos

“This is beautiful; thank you for sharing this with us.” –Cory May, about The Water Girl

Amazing. I really did enjoy reading it. I’m looking forward to read more of your stories.” –Maria Adeli Bituin, about The Water Girl

“Really enjoyed that and want more. Glad I happened across this today. If you have a link to where I can follow or find your other short stories, I’d enjoy having it. Thanks.” –Alysianah Noire, about The Water Girl

You are a true gentleman and I really enjoy doing business with you.” — Senator Larry Pressler (Retired)

“I loved it. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop until I finished. Your writing is very descriptive; I felt as if I was there.” –Jessica Griffin, about the satirical science fiction piece, The Pleasure Planet | A Captain Bob-Space Explorer-Adventure [re-titled FIRST CONTACT]

“Written with a remarkable touch of humor which keeps the reader fascinated and eager to see what the next turn of events will bring. The story covers the art world, his talented performances as a singer in Paris night clubs, sailing the world and much more including ‘those wonderful creatures called women’ some extremely famous and very well known.” –From an Amazon Review of Climbed the Hill, a writing client project.

“Awesome funny. And … the irony.” 🙂 –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about The Knocking Dead

“Very true, yet I haven’t seen it communicated so clearly nor explained in such a perfect analogy. Thank you for this!” –Deidre Huff, about my LinkedIn Pulse article, What Successful People Never Do

“Wow! That sucked me in!! I’m glad I didn’t read it at night!” –Janet Mix, about the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“Good and straight to the point information Thanks a lot.” –DaShay Johnson, a consulting client via Clarity

“Drags you right in, very good.” — Jo Myers, about about the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“Another great short!” –AR, about All I AM [planned for expansion]

“Wonderful, Dennis. The ‘smoke’ in here is making my eyes water.” –Mike Trani, about Of Dogs & Leaves… and the Girl Who Finally Believed in Herself

“Your stories, the way that you tell them, touches me deep inside. They make me think and make me feel. Your heart and soul shine through your words. And what I see is beautiful.” –Nina A.

“A story about good parents who give the right advice, and how a smart kid can learn the right lessons from that advice. This is a Must Read.” –Jyoti Q Dahiya, about Ask for the Dance

“Ha ha I remember reading this the first time, and I still love it. Charming and witty, very much looking forward to seeing it completed.” –Michael Koontz, about the satirical science fiction piece, The Pleasure Planet | A Captain Bob-Space Explorer-Adventure [re-titled FIRST CONTACT]

“That was a good read.” –SA, about the Booktrack version of The Boy Who Got Away

“I’m selfish, Dennis. I only share quality stuff so that people realise I have great taste.” 😀 –Jyoti Q Dahiya, commenting when she shared PROGRESS… In Work [an Alpha & Beta Story]

“This makes me happy.” –Dawn Hart Jackson, about Ageless Love

“Love your writing!” –Renee Mann

“Dennis Lowery never disappoints. Spellbinding and breathtaking…” –AR, about the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“So romantic and awesome!” —Olena Melnyk, about, Baby… I’d Love You To Want Me

“Great story! Would have loved to sit in on that conversation because of my love of history and specifically Persian history.” –Dan S., about It’s Good to Have Friends Like This

“Enjoyed your story… and the song!” –Vera Athans, about It’s Good to Have Friends Like This

“I especially like that this book is short and readable, filled with important details and devoid of lots of unnecessary fluff.” –Bill Hoy, Amazon Review of No One Wants to Talk About It [nonfiction book co-written for a client]

“Beautiful…” –Vicki Tyley, about The Ballerina in the Garden

“Wonderful story Dennis. Thank you. I’m going to share this post and copy the link to this wonderful little story.” –Mike Trani, about Born Different

“I always enjoy the visions from your head.” 🙂 –Deidre, about Born Different

“I enjoyed the way in which the book was written. It is concise, easy to follow and understand. It also contains lots of commonsense information that is easy to read and comprehend.” –Mihalis P., Amazon Review of No One Wants to Talk About It [nonfiction book co-written for a client]

“So beautiful…” –AJ Bell, about Born Different

“I love it!!!” –Rebecca Weilersbacher, about, Finding the Light in Her Smile

“One of my favorites!!! I hope your daughters know how blessed they are!” –Janet Mix, about Born Different

“Thanks, Dennis, absolutely fantastic!” –Olena Melnyk, about She Was Just a Statue

“I loved this!” –Anne E., about the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“This is wonderful. It put a huge smile on my face. Thank you for this… I needed it.” –Dawn Hart Jackson, about PROGRESS… In Work

“You have such mad talent! ♥ this!” –Cindy Corhn, about Ask for the Dance

“Great writing, Dennis. You are enormously talented. From a man who hates to admit any romantic inclinations, I want a do-over for high school.” –Gerald Shackelford, about Ask for the Dance

“Absolutely fascinating story! Once I started, I could not stop reading. The scenes and characters are so well developed, readers can experience them as they unfold. You will not be disappointed.” –L.C., about the novella BLINDED [now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series].

“I could not put this down once I started reading… I would highly recommend this author to anyone that loves a good story, interesting characters and likes to be pulled into a story from the first page.” –Michael J., about the novella BLINDED [now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series].

“I really enjoyed this. Many times, you hear people say – I couldn’t put it down. I don’t always agree with them but in this case it definitely held true. The pacing is very fast, like an action movie – and keeps you going from scene to scene. The headers with time and location worked well for that as it didn’t require lengthy exposition to set a new scene.” –Doug Metz, about the novella BLINDED [now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series].

“I had to read it but THE LIGHTS ARE ON!!!!!” –Janet L. Mix, about The First Werewolf

“That was good! Such detail. I could imagine the scene transpiring.” –Tracie Parker, about The First Werewolf

“You can’t stop now Dennis… a masterpiece in the making. I love how defined you have made each time period. And, how relatable the characters especially in relationship of one to another. Written on the heels of Halloween, I held my breath, cheered for the heroes and applauded their courage. This takes the reader on a rollercoaster of emotions… pain, sorrow, brewing love and more. Bravo Dennis!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara,, about the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series [in development].

“I loved it! I was not ready for it to end, honestly. There seemed to be more to be said. You are so very good at what you do. Loved Morgan and the fact that she was a barista. I may have squealed a little bit when she busted open the Sumatra. Alex was a bit of a mystery, which I am sure was intentional. Anyhow…thank you again. It was perfect for today.” [Halloween]. –Dawn Hart Jackson, about the novella BLINDED [now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series in development].

“Blown away….” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about Just Before Midnight

“Captivating! I don’t think I could read a full story of that. It’s so good I’d have to sleep with the light on!” –Janet Mix, about Just Before Midnight

“OMG, I loved this! But then again, I do love your writing. I had to put it down the first few times I started to read it because I was at work and couldn’t keep reading. A wonderful thing to have as a reader. I would love to continue reading the story. It’s a great story, moves at a nice clip and all the characters are interesting and beautifully written. It’s like I’m right there with them.” –Susan Lewis, about the novella BLINDED [now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series in development].

“That was amazing!” –Michelle C., about NIGHT NOISES

“Absolutely fascinating story! Once I started, I could not stop reading. Your very vivid descriptions of scene after scene made the reader feel as if he was there experiencing it alongside the characters. When it comes to the paranormal genre, the sign of a good writer is one who causes a reader’s heartbeat to quicken. Mine did!” –Jim Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, about the novella BLINDED [now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series in development].

“Beautiful story, Dennis!” –Ewin, about In the Window…

“I love your writing… I can see everything as I read it!! I so enjoy when you write about your life with your beautiful bride and daughters.” –Renee Mann, about HOME TREES

“So sweet.” –Julie Gross Nader, about HOME TREES

“That is beautifully said.” –Susan E Dymond, about HOME TREES

“Reading through your posts, I am impressed with the sense of joy you express in them for your wife and kids. It is so refreshing to see such reflections from a loving husband and father. Bravo Zulu!” –Jim Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields

“That’s lovely!” –Janet L Mix, about HOME TREES

♥ Debbie Gaudet, about HOME TREES

“Wonderful read! Instantly brought me back in time.” — B. Ambrose, about In the Window…

“Love this.” –Dawn Jackson, about In the Window…

“I love. Love. Love it. Descriptions as always, brilliant. I could almost smell and taste that coffee! Good stuff!” ♥ –Nina Anthonijsz, about In the Window…

“It’s beautiful, brought tears to my eyes. Thank you.” –Rebecca S. Fowler, about In the Window…

“You’re very good! Cute story!” –Janet Mix, about The Little Boy in a Lost Photo

“It touched my heart, Dennis!” ♥ –Rea de Miranda, about The Ballerina in the Garden

“Beautiful. I just love this story.” –Amy Dionne, about Born Different

“Moved me very much. It could have been written about or for me… thank you.” –Rebeccas S. Fowler, about Born Different

“This is not for the kids but it was fun reading! Had fits of laughter while reading this short story. Nice job with the music and sound effects too. Loved it!” –Tracy Andersen, about The Pleasure Planet | The Adventures Of Captain Bob, Space Explorer [re-titled FIRST CONTACT]

“Great story. I enjoyed it thoroughly… thanks so much for this wonderful and poignant story that take us all back to our younger and inexperienced day…the music was perfect!” –Shasta Davis about, Sweet Love

“That is wonderful writing. Well done!” –Lane Philan, about Born Different

“Now that was a nice turn of events… fun short story you got here. You took me on a ride from Hmm… to Woah! in a matter of pages. LOL” –Rose Kensington, about HONEY, Get That Book

“Love it!” — Susan Gabriel, about The Girl Who Haunted Dreams

“Lovely, fluid write 🙂 Happiness is just a simple as that.” –Nadia Fortuna, about Born Different

“Love the story and song. The song was one of my Aunt Sara & Uncle Clifford’s ♡ favorite songs. Thanks for the beautiful memories.” –Rebecca, about You Never Even Called Me By My Name

“Amazing story you got here. Thanks for it! Worth the read.” —Damon Xanders at Booktrack, about The Boy Who Got Away

“Wow! Loved it! This is such a wonderful read. 5 stars!” :D— Monette Tolin at Booktrack, about Catch & Release.

“I like it. Loved how the story progressed to bring it to the conclusive event.” — Monette Tolin at Booktrack, about HONEY, Get That Book

“Amazing flash fiction and it literally ended with a flash. Loved it!” —John Christopher at Booktrack, about HONEY, Get That Book

“That was an awesome book I loved it” — Kobe Ropitini at Booktrack, about The Boy Who Got Away

[This came in via separate comments so I’ve edited for clarity and to join the two together.] “Just finished reading it, and you certainly have to keep building on this story. The world wants more of this Dennis 🙂 I really liked it and it especially hit its stride once you toned down the Sci Fi techno terms from the first chapter. The humanness in it, the small touches and grounded everyday people, their little things, doings and feelings is what sold me. The swift action itself was made the stronger because of the moshy stuff, and vice versa, a very well balanced story – a little Game of Thrones’esque in that regard. Well, different times and writing of course, but part-brutal action has its well-deserved place in a good character driven fictional story and I think you did that balancing act very well here. So now you just have to write a full-fledged book, or why not an entire universe since I am sure there is room for many books hidden in this short story.” –Michael Koontz, about All I AM [planned for expansion]

“First, I’d say it was hot. Yet it is tastefully written with a warm sense of sensual resplendency. Shows that a book [story] of this sort, done with decorum, is of beauty.” –Patrick Connors, about Catch & Release at Booktrack

“Great job on final draft! See minor revisions and additions to the memoir draft. I look forward to your call on Wednesday.” –Dr. Irene Trowell—Harris, Major General, USAF (Retired). [My second book with her.]

“…loved the story…made me cry! Lol… You are a talented writer Dennis Lowery. So happy to get to read your work. Thank you. 🙂.” –Tracie Parker, about ‘Cause I Want… We All Want… Sweet Love

“So sweet and innocent. Just lovely.” –Nina Anthonijsz, about It’s a Wild World…

From a reader who was moved by the beauty of an image from photographer Paul Howard and sent a link to it. She asked me what story it had to tell and I wrote ‘The Fairy Lights…’ for her. She had this to say in reply: “It struck me deeply, indeed, just like your writing. I really felt the two needed to be fused. And look! The result is just how I imagined. Thank you so much Dennis Lowery.” –Nina Anthonijsz

“Love this… it’s full of mystery and magic!” –Carita B., about The Fairy Lights

“That was lovely!” –Janet M., about The Fairy Lights

“Love this one. I love all your writing but u knew fairies are my soft spot.” –Sarah O., about The Fairy Lights

“One of my favorites.” 🙂 –Bobbie Z. about The Candle

“Lovely as always.” –Sarah O., about Catch & Release

“What a great read, over morning tea! Thanks!” –Susan Gabriel, about The Ballerina in the Garden

“Enjoyed your story and sentiment a lot.” –Michael Koontz, about Catch & Release

“For a lovely morning read, and to start the day feeling good!” –Nina A., about The Ballerina in the Garden

“Made me tear.” –Renee M., about Catch & Release

“Wonderful piece!” –Amy Dionne, about Catch & Release

“Oh, what a beautiful story. And what a wonderful dad you are. I think I’ll remember this every time I’m holding on to a grump… and that can be often. Smiling now. Thank you. 🙂” –Bobbie Z., about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“This is lovely” –Dawn Hart Jackson, about Catch & Release

“I’m lying in my own dark morning awaiting dawn with tears running freely. Such a timely word. A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” –Cilla C., about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“Great moments are such as these. Marvelous, Dennis.” –Drew Istre, about Finding the Light in Her Smile

“Love Love Love!” –T. Dragonn, about Catch & Release

“Sigh… loved it!” –Rebecca S. Fowler-Evoniuk, about In the Morning a Scent of… Citrus

“Thanks, Dennis. I needed that!” –Bobbie Z., about In the Morning a Scent of… Citrus

“Just… Just… Gosh, I love the way you do this.” –Nina A., about In the Morning a Scent of… Citrus

“I enjoyed reading this. It’s great.” –Vera Athans, about In the Morning a Scent of… Citrus

“Perfection…. Both the written words and the hope.” –Sarah O., about In the Morning a Scent of… Citrus

“Wow!!! What a wonderful story.” –Mike Trani, about In the Morning a Scent of… Citrus

“Such a perfect story for such a mighty trouble 🙂 Well put and handled Dennis, and so true what you said and think. Daddy of the year award for this one.” –Michael Koontz, about The Mighty Struggle

“I love how inspiring you are to your kids and all of us with these stories.” –Sarah O., about The Mighty Struggle

“Loved this…” –B. Ambrose, about The Mighty Struggle

“I found my second dad, hehehe! Thanks a lot! Kisses from sunny Croatia.” –Irena Udovičić, about The Mighty Struggle

“Oh Dennis, that is beautiful…” –Nina Anthonijsz, about To Find Her…in Time… [A scene from Midnight Dance, a story in development for our Quondam Series]

“Sigh… ♡” –Bobbie Z., about To Find Her…in Time… [A scene from Midnight Dance, a story in development for our Quondam Series]

“What’s great about this is you can close your eyes and be there. Hell, I didn’t even have to close my eyes.” –Mike Trani, about To Find Her…in Time… [A scene from Midnight Dance, a story in development for our Quondam Series]

“This story thrilled me! Can only imagine how the girls slowly turned to listen to it.” –Carita B, about The Girl Who Haunted Dreams

“This was so awesome to read, thank you, Dennis Lowery. 😀” –Rebecca S. Fowler-Evoniuk, about The Girl Who Haunted Dreams

“Lol, I’m hooked; stopped drinking my coffee!” –Susan Gabriel, about The Girl Who Haunted Dreams

“Fantastic! You had me going until the very end, lol.” –Sarah O., about The Girl Who Haunted Dreams

“Oh damn you are GOOD AND SO BAD! I love it!” –Nina A., about The Girl Who Haunted Dreams

[From a reader in Amsterdam] “As of yesterday, the proud owner of a Dennis Lowery Original T-shirt… [with a quote from some of my writing]

“A flash horror fiction for you to read in about two minutes. You may shudder for longer.” –Jyoti Dahiya, about Found… & Lost

“Excellent read! Uncannily true…” –B. Ambrose, about The Knocking Dead

“Tears from laughing!” –Nina A., about The Knocking Dead

“Omg hahaha I love this!” –Angelica Clark, about The Knocking Dead

“Bahahahaha!” –Dan Radice, about The Knocking Dead

“Rofl!! One word, Hilarious!” –Jean Wader, about The Knocking Dead

“Truly enjoyed it, Dennis.” –Denis Labelle ab0ut Ask for the Dance

“A legacy of words, your thoughts, dreams, woven wisdom penned. This is special, Dennis. So much heart in this… I love it.” –Cilla C., about Just Outside… My Door

“Great read Dennis! ‘And chances are you will fail—at many things—if you’re trying to live a life of purpose and meaning to yourself.’ And some very sage advice.” –Dan Syes about Ask for the Dance

“Dear Dennis, I love the way you describe the environment. It brings me in and makes me feel as a reader that I’m there with you figuring it together. I also love your sense of humor! I was wondering where it was leading to as the end of the story was coming and then… great ending!” –Galit Breman, about Curiosity Can Be Dangerous

“Dennis, your stories are excellent to use for teaching moments. Very intriguing, well-crafted, challenging, yet clearly answers the situation. I am going to use these stories for my great-nieces, -nephews. I just love stories which are a great way to make specific points or good for teaching moments. Former Secretary of VA, Eric K. Shinseki was a wonderful story teller and it made a difference in how he related to people, especially veterans.” –Dr. Irene Trowell—Harris, Major General, USAF (Ret), commenting via email on The Mighty Struggle… and The Things We Carry… two stories I wrote to illustrate something for my daughters… and others, too.

“I love this story!” –Jenn R., about Ask for the Dance

“…stories that wrap you in them, is an accurate description of your work.” – Pietro Montevecchio, about Just Outside… My Door

A request from one of my readers about a quote excerpted from my story, UNION STATION: “Dennis, is there any way that I could get this on a tee shirt? I love it so very much. I think I have read it at least 100 times since you shared it.” —DHJ [name withheld because I’m about to post the picture she sent wearing the shirt she received, with her permission.] My reply: “That is so sweet of you and thank you for the compliment! You can get this on a T—shirt… here’s a link to order one.

“Loved the story! Made my heart go pitter patter. It reminded me of the time… Also love Supernatural, especially the Winchesters… yummy.” –B. Ambrose, about The Boy Who Got Away

“You master duality, Dennis.” – Lena Kindo-Kamara, Commenting on my writing and new story development

From one of my publishing services clients: “My gratitude also goes to Dennis Lowery at Adducent, Inc. He was an enthusiastic and discerning partner who made our book idea into an actual book.” – J. Phillip ‘Jack’ London, author of *Character: The Ultimate Success Factor. * Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of CACI (NYSE), a $3.8 billion information technology and professional services company that celebrated its 50th year in business in 2012. He served as CACI’s President and Chief Executive Officer for 23 years between 1984 and 2007.

“Great read Dennis! Loved this line: ‘And chances are you will fail, at many things, if you’re trying to live a life of purpose and meaning to yourself.’ Some very sage advice.” –Dan Syes, about Ask for the Dance

“Maybe I’ve never written it to you, but you’ve got an incredible sense of rhythm Dennis. I’m so sensitive to it, as any musician should be, and it’s a great talent you master in such a consummate way.” –Pietro Montevecchio

“You paint characters so well, Dennis Lowery. And with so few words, too.” –Vicki Tyley, about Leaving Taos

“Outstanding!” – Frederick Andrew, about The Boy Who Got Away

“Great Story!! I love reading… especially horror, scary, exciting, books… love love stories too… thanks for your gift.” –Shawn Potter, A House of Sorrow & Pain

“As a reader, there is no better experience than to forget you are reading and just become immersed in the story. This book did that…” –Douglas M., about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

“I was plowing through a really bad book and finally gave up. I loaded this book that I had downloaded a little while back and thank you Dennis Lowery for saving me from the reading blues! Excellent job! Loved the work! It was a really great read. I’m still thinking about it. And the end with the SPOILER REMOVED really hit home with the perspective of what one’s feelings, experiences, and sometimes tragedies might be to others.” –Mike M. Jensen, about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

“I must applaud you. You have a real knack at captivating the reader immediately at the outset.” –Jim Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, about the scene excerpt, The Dragonthorn [story in development]

[This comment came in stages] 1) “I’m halfway through, Dennis. It’s wonderful. Hard to put it down. Great read!” 2) “Best I’ve read in a long time. I finished it late last night and even dreamt about it. I woke this morning and it’s still with me… I’ll have some coffee and get my thoughts together and let you know. :)” –Bobbie Z. about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]] A great thing about social media is that I get comments from readers while they are reading my stories. So, I get a sense of what they are feeling about it in almost real time. *Here is what Bobbie sent me once she’d had her coffee: “Believing is seeing. Coincidentally, strike that, I don’t actually believe in coincidence, but I happened to read an article just yesterday morning that discussed why many never find their purpose. It mentioned this very concept…and reminded me of something I’ve always understood to be true, that we see exactly what we’re looking for, in most situations throughout our lives. We see what we are ready to see. I cannot tell you how deeply this story affected me. I was drawn in from the very first song lyrics. I found myself singing each familiar tune along in my head, and as it always does, allowing the music to work as a time machine. In so many ways, I related to this tale. I loved how you wove now and then together through wakening and dreaming happenings. I loved the premise of light and dark, and the lens we all use to focus on what matters most to us… love, understanding, even forgiveness reaching back to heal the misunderstandings of the past. I adored the SPOILER REMOVED helping lead the SPOILER REMOVED. I loved that SPOILER REMOVED… Just everything, the genre, the photography, the history, the family secrets, the decade, kept me glued to the pages. (I actually found myself attempting to turn the pages on my iPad as if it were a bound book.) Wonderful tale, Dennis Lowery. You outdid yourself. Thank You. Devoted Reader, Bobbie.”

“In a story combining the writing style of O’Henry with the suspense of Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone, Dennis Lowery takes the reader on a fast-paced journey about love lost and love re-gained. With a riveting storyline, the reader is left hanging at the end of each chapter, eagerly ready to jump into the next. Very well-written!!!” –Jim Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

“This was a proper way to start my day.” – Dawn Hart Jackson, about The Moon Over Water

From one of my publishing services clients: “To the team at Adducent who carried out my vision, particular president (and senior editor) Dennis Lowery. His patience, wisdom, insight and experience helped me navigate the many hurdles in publishing a book. His entire team was a pleasure to work with and always available to answer any question or concern which arose along this journey.” –Greg Slavonic, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.)

“Sometimes I Sits And Thinks And Sometimes I Just Sits And Thinks … this read is better than coffee.” – B. Ambrose, about Legs & Lace

“I like all your stories. It’s said the mark of a good writer is to have the ability to not only describe the rain, but to actually make the reader feel it is raining. Dennis Lowery, I think you accomplish that.” – B. Ambrose

“I liked the way you referenced songs. I will have to listen to them on YouTube. SPOILER REMOVED was a big surprise. I thought his SPOILER REMOVED. The story isn’t predictable. That’s great writing.” –Renee McDaniel, about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

“This has touched my heart…” –Vickie Farnsley, about Ask for the Dance

“An awesome story!” –Jyoti Dahiya, about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

“Hey Dennis, I have just finished reading your wonderful novella. I am left with a feeling of wonder at the research you must have put into the songs as well as other time era imagery you put in. You work is very descriptive and leaves nothing to wonder as to when, how, what and why. I find it is a brilliant novel about friendship, and I use this word in the truest form only, it is also about true love. How it surpasses all time and into everlasting. You have shown this all inside your novella. A story about of the past and present so intertwined but yet so meticulously laid out it flows through every time period. You have a talent I see for time change. Below are a few notes I have taken as I read by chapter. I thought I would include them.” –Randa Wilson, about Through a Lens of Dark & Light. NOTE: Additionally, Randa sent me a a chapter by chapter commentary on all that she liked in each chapter and major scene. It’s much appreciated to see that level of interest and engagement in a story you’ve written.

“Fantastic! Oh, this made me cry happy tears and had me riveted the entire time. I knew SPOILER PART REMOVED…I didn’t want to continue but I was compelled to finish even though I knew there was sadness mixed with joy. It makes me think that I should look at moments in my life differently.” –Kira H., about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

[This comment came in three stages] “1) Dammit Dennis Lowery! Take my money already! This is good! My lunch break is over, but I don’t want to stop reading. I think by far this is the best work of yours I’ve read yet. 2) I can tell a good story by the imagery it creates in my head. If it’s good, as I’m reading, I’m seeing the events unfold like a movie… and that’s exactly what’s happening here… down to background details. 3) Finished. That was excellent and I’m extremely impressed. I was actually laughing to myself and called you an SOB for the twist at the end… well done. 😀” –Dan Syes, about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]. He further had this to add via social media: “Want a good read? I mean a really good read? This is an excellent story… and if you don’t follow Dennis, I’d suggest you do. I don’t follow many authors, but I enjoy his works. Good stuff. … do it…do it now…”

“This grabbed me right away. Compelling… is it a ghost story!? [Rhetorical] Loved how the writing perspective changes between present and past. You tied up the loose ends beautifully. A great read.” –Debra Drayton, about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

“Thanks, this is really interesting. Beautiful descriptive prose.” –Doug [commenting via Facebook message on UNION STATION] Douglas Preston is the New York Times best—selling author of 26 novels and several nonfiction books on history, science, exploration and true crime. He has written about archaeology and paleontology for the New Yorker magazine and has been published in Smithsonian magazine, Harper’s, Atlantic Monthly, Natural History, and National Geographic.

“Reading a story, well-written and a so-called page turner such as this, brings the reader to the point of recall of his/her distant past, particularly for us older folks. Interesting approach to past and present by date headings keeps the story moving along.” –David Hendrickson, about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

“Great story!” –Dirk Hooper, about Ask for the Dance

“I love how the whole time I kept falling from one surprise into the next and how from beginning to end, the story kept building and building. The entire time, when you think, ok – this is it, another surprise is presented. Absolutely amazing until the last paragraph. And, I do have to mention this again, Dennis. The way you describe details… I can’t tell you how special that is. Details that I think no one else would ever notice. You paint a picture with your words like no one else.” –Nina Anthonijsz, about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

“A wonderful rich story full of every detail I could imagine. I particularly enjoyed the music references and flow between past & present. Well Done!” –Fay Handstock, about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

“What a honor to have been included in the pre-unveiling of your work, thank you! So well-written… the detailed descriptions taps into all the senses… nostalgia at its best. You know you’ve tapped into something great when each frame changes, moving you forward, yet gives new meaning to a previous scene or event. It’s a re-read with several stories, and even in that there are the stories that each character could tell. I’m left wanting more. Again, Thank you!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

“I thoroughly enjoyed this story and read it in one sitting which is unusual for me. It kept me interested. —Mark C., about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

“Sexy and humorous writing, I like your style!” –Trudy Grossman, about A Good Morning

“I enjoyed the story a lot. From the character portraits to the small ‘technical’ details (and accurate) of how he operated his camera, and the story itself, a very enjoyable read from you.” –Michael Koontz, about Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

“I like this… it’s amazing.” –Merchi Sananes, about When the Magic Happens

“Love it; the imagery is fitting!” –Martha Rodgriguez, about A Good Morning

“I love this story…” –Lisa Rose, about When the Magic Happens

“You are a tease! 😀” –Hazel Payne, about A Good Morning

“Too good not to share. Thanks Dennis.” –Marcie Keithley, about When the Magic Happens

“Oooh, very nice!” –Kira H., about the excerpt from Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

“Awesome! Dennis, you are gooood. 🙂 <Jumps up and down> SOOOO GOOOOD!!! MORE MORE!” –Nina Anthonijsz, about the excerpt from Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

“Another great story!” –Jim Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, about the excerpt from Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

“A very good read indeed. Now I am looking forward to reading it all.” –Michael Koontz, about the excerpt from Through a Lens of Dark & Light [expanded and re-titled The Shape of Memories]

[A comment in reply to another reader’s comment about The Bench] “I know! I was bawling when I read this the first time. Dennis Lowery can play my emotions like a music instrument. Well not only mine obviously, but you know what I mean.” –Nina Anthonijsz, about The Bench

“This made me cry. Very poignant! You describe human nature so well.” –Trudy Grossman, about The Bench

“This is outstanding; your story and this capture [cover picture].” –Beth Baker, about The Watergirl

“Wow, this is really good…” –Roxy May, about The Watergirl

“Beautiful cover, insightful prose.” –Trudy Grossman, about The Watergirl

“Ooooooh… scary and suspenseful. I like it.” –Vicki Tyley, about the scene, Toward a Blood Red Sky

“WOW. Yep it’s good!” –Wendi Brown, about the scene, Toward a Blood Red Sky

“Dennis, know what I love most about your work? How you describe images. With exactly the right words, never too few, never too many. You paint such clear pictures with your words, it’s like I am there and I see and feel it for myself. How many times have I not hurled a book across the room, out of frustration, because the descriptions were tedious and never ending and made me scream in my head: “Who cares!?” Or I just was not able to connect to any character in the story for lack of detail. You, my friend, are juuuust right.” –Nina Anthonijsz

“Perfection…” –Michelle C., about The Lady Can Coach

“BOOM!” –Tony Payson, about The Lady Can Coach

“What a lovely story. And recognizable too. My mom shared with me her favorite childhood books, when I was about 12. Thanks for bringing those moments back to my memory.” –Nina Anthonijsz, about A Small Book of Big Memories

“I am so motivated after reading this. It always gives me great pleasure to read your posts.” –Bernice Joe, about The Child Inside

“Thanks for writing my story, Dennis. Well, it would be with a few minor changes (smile). “I would not choose to erase the past.” I so agree. The past is part of us.” –Vicki Tyley, about The Child Inside

“Great story!” –Peter Noah Thomas, about The Boy Who Got Away]

“Perfection…” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about The Smile… Waitin’ in the Kitchen

“This was really enjoyable, and I agree with the others – a great soundtrack… it was a great story with a strong atmosphere!” –Emily MacGowan, commenting at Booktrack on the scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“Love it!!!” –Kim O’Brien, about UNION STATION

“Vivid and sensuous storytelling, Dennis.” –Vicki Tyley, about UNION STATION

“It’s amazing how you managed to find the perfect music and ambiance to accompany your vivid imagery. The description of the scarf was exceptionally powerful. Looking forward to read more from you here!” –Courtney C., commenting at Booktrack on The Tide Buried Bones

“You really are gifted, Dennis. This is a touching piece.” –Jim Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, commenting via email on The Bench

“Great story! And amazing use of the sound effects. Really brought the whole story to life!” –Leigh, commenting at Booktrack on The Tide Buried Bones

“A whole new concept of reading! Love it!” –Susan Gabriel, about the Booktrack version of The Tide Buried Bones

“I didn’t read this story I saw it! Felt like I was watching a movie cause I was so absorbed by it. Perfect.” –Chazz Hill-Hayr, at Booktrack, about The Tide Buried Bones

“Great job, this is a great story and the soundtrack is fantastic. I felt like I was there!” –Craig Wilson, about the Booktrack version of The Tide Buried Bones

“DAMN, that was good!” –Nina Anthonijsz, about The Boy Who Got Away]

“Nice… thanks!” –Bob Wardell, about The Smile… Waitin’ in the Kitchen

“Thank you for your beautiful memory of love!” –Olena Melnyk, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“A beautiful way start to my day… I do indeed love your stories in the morning. Thank You Dennis Lowery.” –B. Ambrose, about The Smile… Waitin’ in the Kitchen

“Very moving if that is the word I want to use. I could picture it in my mind as I read it. And also picture the woman that is gone.” –Mike Trani, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“Beautiful. To have known that kind of love is a gift.” –Dawn Hart Jackson, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“This is why you’re a great writer. You see everything around you and you get great ideas.” –D. Denman, a about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“Very touching and poignant.” –Kira H., about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“Just finished reading UNION STATION, Dennis. For a short story it packs quite a punch. The characters are well developed and believable. Just wished it could have gone on a little longer.” –Hazel Payne, about UNION STATION, a 7,463-word short story

“I love this Dennis… its touching.” –Rebecca Weilersbacher, about The Smile… Waitin’ in the Kitchen

“I like this, Dennis Lowery; a story you can give your own ending.” –Hazel Payne, about The Smile… Waitin’ in the Kitchen

“Oooohhh… beautiful emotion!” –Susan Gabriel, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“I love how the sound effects and music build up to the transformation. Good job.” –Michelle Zeng, commenting at Booktrack on The First Werewolf

“Love this story! Amazing descriptions and use of sounds! ” –Leigh, commenting at Booktrack on Dance of Fireflies

“Love the cover and the visual imagery. Reminds me of ‘Game of Thrones.’ Would love to read more!” –Karen T., commenting at Booktrack on The First Werewolf

Great Read!!! Love the cover too!” –Susan Gabriel, commenting on Toward the Light

“You did an excellent job with this one Dennis. I read it from A to Z,, and you really carved a complete story…” –Michael Koontz, commenting on UNION STATION

“Awesome!!!” –Susan Gabriel, about UNION STATION

“♥ I love this! Thank you.” –Dawn Hart Jackson, commenting on UNION STATION

“Badassery truth…. Thank you much for the words.” –Lory Case, commenting about Who We Are

“What a beautiful story, thank you…” –Lisa Marie, about She Was Mighty… Mighty

“Lovely. Another morning smile courtesy of Dennis Lowery.” –Kira H., about Who We Are

“This is beautiful!” –Loretta G., about Who We Are

“I loved this story!!!” –Michelle C., about She Was Mighty… Mighty

“Really great piece of flash fiction! I love that you don’t need any introduction to really get into the story. Great use of sound effects, made me feel like I was right there watching!” –Lauren, commenting at Booktrack on the scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“Lovely and sweet…” –Rennie Richard, about Who We Are

“Great story! And way to really use Booktrack to its full potential!” –Leigh Tschirgi, commenting at Booktrack on the scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“I read it and love it. Thanks, Dennis, it’s great!!!! Thanks again for a job well done.” –Christine B. [Writing client, about a memorial essay written for her departed husband]

“I enjoy your writing. You have a lot of talent and fall into that circle of fascinating people I’ve met.” –Dan Syes

“Something I would never be able to put into words, you did right here. Thank you!” –Nina Anthonijsz, about Something More Than a Thread

“Wow, your stories are sooo cool to read and on Friday the 13th, too!” –Roxy May, about The First Werewolf

“Is there anything you don’t write well? I can’t wait to read the rest!” –Kira H., about A Lady of Smoke & Mist

“This is so good, Dennis!” –Kim O’Brien, commenting on Not All Believe In Honesty – But Everyone Understands Punishment

“Amazing story…” –Merchi Sananes, about HALF

“Beautiful.” –Leanne DeHope, Commenting on Who We Are

“Oh, wow… wonderfully written.” –Sylvia Sotuyo, commenting on Rebirth Beach

“Love this…” –Ilyanna Kreske, about HALF

“This is wonderful Dennis Thank you for your awesome stories. they are wonderful and inspiring!” –Sherry Thompson, Commenting on HALF

“Lovely and sweet.” –Rennie Richard, Commenting on Who We Are

“Awesome in many, many different ways. Parenting done the right way. Short story written the right way. Teaching done the right way. And also simply a lovely read filled with smiles, giggles, agreeing nods of the head, words to sing out loud, wise words, things to ponder on, to learn from, and to remember. All of that by Dennis Lowery.” –Nina Anthonijsz, about The Sign of Fools & Sages

“What a wonderful thing to wake up to, Dennis Lowery. Thanks for this glimpse into your world. I love how the music helps us tell our tales…wisdom in those lyrics, indeed.” –Bobbie T., about The Sign of Fools & Sages

“Wonderful words. Sage.” –Cilla C., about The Sign of Fools & Sages

“Those are wonderful words to say to your daughters.” –Roxy May, about The Sign of Fools & Sages

“Love this…” –Kawthar A., about The Sign of Fools & Sages

“Great read, Dennis Lowery and adulting. And yes – I would officially like to hear you sing ‘Ball of Confusion’ Make it happen.” –Michael Koontz, about The Sign of Fools & Sages

“Now that’s good reading, Dennis Lowery.” –Sherry Thompson, commenting on Leaving Taos

“Excellent. Loved the twist.” –Vicki Tyley, about Leaving Taos

“A bone-chiller to be sure, Dennis Lowery.” –Hazel Payne, about the scene, Ink & Shadows | PRELUDE now included in a story within our Quondam Series

“Awesomeness!” –Susan Gabriel, about Leaving Taos

“I LOVE your stories and discussions. I’m so glad for these weekly updates so I won’t miss them.” –Sarah O.

“I keep coming back to read this. So beautiful.” –Dawn Hart Jackson, about The Bench

“Truly beautiful, I love it!” –Sherry Thompson, about The Old Trunk

“This story brought tears to my eyes! Your story is a metaphor of my situation. Thanks for it!” –Lisa Fuller, commenting on Toward the Light

“Love your writing and look forward to the updates.” –B. Ambrose

“Incredible….” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about Leaving Taos

“Hahahahahaha!” –Vicki Tyley, about Roll Call [a humorous story]

“Wise words from Dennis Lowery.” –Nina Anthonijsz, about The Child Inside

“A beautiful story.” –Rebecca Fowler, about Ask for the Dance

“This left me grinning from ear to ear.” –Dawn Hart Jackson, about Ask for the Dance

“Young love… a great story! Loved it!” –Susan Gabriel, about Ask for the Dance

“Had to ‘threeply’ to this; it made me smile!” –Fay Handstock, commenting on Roll Call

“Beautiful… I didn’t want it to end.” –Rebecca Weilersbacher, commenting on Born Different

“Wow! super pulp fiction. How does it end? I faithfully visit your updates as they appear with wonderment on how you keep it up.” –David Hendrickson, author of The Patrol Frigate Story | The Tacoma—class Frigates in World War II and the Korean War 1943—1953, commenting about The Wrong Man, a scene to be included in The Peregrine Series, Book One: A is for Amsterdam

“One of my favorite pieces… and like most of my best reads, it takes new meaning each time.” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about Toward the Light

“You got me hooked! Let me know more on this story.” –Mike Trani, about the excerpt from The Wrong Man, a scene to be included in The Peregrine Series, Book One: A is for Amsterdam

“I love when you write because I can put myself in that moment and visualize it.. As if I was living in the story. Life was so simple as a child.” –Tanya Friesen, about Dance of Fireflies

“This is magnificent. It speaks to me. A most significant tale by the talented Dennis Lowery.” –Bobbie T., about Born Different

“Haha… you do have a wonderfully creative imagination. 😂” –Vicki Tyley, about The Worshippers

“This is very beautiful. I enjoyed every sentence of it. Thank you.” –Farkhanda Hayat, about Born Different

“My favorite. I feel this one every time that I read it.” –Dawn Hart Jackson, about Born Different

“I love it!” –Karen Hoyt, about Born Different

“So, so beautiful, Dennis Lowery. You have such a wonderful gift.” –Sherry Thompson, about Born Different

“Very elegantly done, Dennis. The build up of possibilities of romance is well-crafted.” – Kris Mavericko, about the scene, Coffee Lovers

“Love the tone of this, Dennis Lowery. Ditto the cover. 😂” –Vicki Tyley, about On The Pleasure Planet [re-titled FIRST CONTACT]

“Sigh… so romantic.” – Nina Anthonijsz, about the scene, Coffee Lovers

“Wonderful story! Good Day!” – Clare Patrick, about the scene, Coffee Lovers

“Amazingly written! Keep them coming!” – Kawthar A.,, about the scene, Coffee Lovers

“Good one. You can almost imagine you are there when you read it. All great writing is like that.” –Mike Trani, about The Tide Buried Bones

“You really know how to invoke all the senses, Dennis Lowery, and draw the reader into your world.” –Vicki Tyley, about Dance of Fireflies

“Ohhh…I like this story. I could feel the sand and tide coming in. Hear the waves hit the rocks. That’s what a good story does for its readers. As much as I would love to see you get really famous… I would never get a chance to tell you how much I enjoy your writing. Fame takes writers away from fans.” –Jo Ann B., about The Tide Buried Bones

“Dennis Lowery, that’s an awesome piece of writing. It really does bring back memories, too…” –Jennifer Phillips, about Dance of Fireflies

“Beautiful!” – Clarissa M., about Legs & Lace

“This brought back great memories. Thank you for taking me there, through your writing, for such a special walk down memory lane.” –Bernice Joe, about Dance of Fireflies

“Wonderful writing that brings back childhood memories! I can see the things dreams are made of. Quite a talent and a blessing for us to read!” –Susan Gabriel, about Dance of Fireflies

“Could have come from my favorite author… RAND! And is consistent with how I think.” –L.M. [ghostwriting client, name withheld due to confidentiality], about About Being Good to Others

“Dennis, well, I’ve perused your sites, and ALL you’ve put out there. I must say NOTHING and no one comes close… not even 10% of what you present. [This next is to his attorney who is reviewing my standard agreement]: I have talked to a number of writers and none come close to how I feel about, Dennis.” – L.M. [ghostwriting client, name withheld due to confidentiality]

“I like your style!” – Felipe C., about my writing

“Take a minute to read the latest flash fiction from Dennis Lowery. It will make you think.” –Vicki Tyley, about She Was Just a Statue — *From Dennis: I found the picture the story’s based on in a collection of public domain images and saved it because I knew ‘she’ had a story. It turned out to also convey a message I wanted to share with my daughters (and others).

“I found this piece of written wisdom to be touching and beautiful.” –Margie Casados, about The Old Trunk

“The saddest thing is to be human but still have the “statue behavior.” Great post!” –Bernice Joe about She Was Just a Statue

“Beautiful!” –Damian Trasler, about The Old Trunk

“Oh… I like the start of this!” –Kira H., about She Was Just a Statue

“Wow, thought provoking!” –Susan Gabriel, about She Was Just a Statue

“Wonderful!” –José Galisi Filho about, The Child Inside

“This was awesome. Thank you, Dennis Lowery for the solid valuable post!” –Ryan Best, about The Child Inside

“This is so good!” –Cilla C., about The Child Inside

“I can’t tell you how many mistakes I made by believing that everybody has something good in them. Because of that I was hurt and disappointed many times. *I wish that I read this 20 and more years ago.” –Irena Udovičić, about About Being Good to Others

“Truth!” –Sherry Thompson, about About Being Good to Others

“That’s a great quote!” –Jason Levy, about Youth and Beauty Fade

“Calm and sensual; the woman as sun.” –Susara Phillips, about At the Day’s End

“Beautiful!” –Sarah Odendahl, about At the Day’s End

“A great read!” –Rebecca Harden-Heick, about Leaving Taos

“Love it! Freddy and Mark… too little and too much. But you! You’re just right. A familiar scene. Women!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about A 1955 Melodrama

“I LOVE IT!” –Nina Anthonijsz, about A 1955 Melodrama

“If you haven’t read it, here’s another great story by Dennis Lowery” –Sarah Odendahl, about A House of Sorrow & Pain

“Dennis Lowery it is always pleasurable to read your works. Your writing is beyond perfect to me, keep doing what you do!!! And thank you!” –Cristie Brewer

“I love this. Plus I like the pic.” –Roxy May, about She Was Just a Statue

“I really enjoyed this, Dennis. It’s just wonderful!!! Thank you so much for your amazing creativity!” –Sherry Thompson, about The Bench

“A perfect story for Valentine’s Day.” –Vicki Tyley, about The Bench

“A beautiful story – short but captivating and woven with real emotions behind it. And perfectly so for Valentines.” –Michael Koontz, about The Bench

“Excellent!” –Kevin Baker about, The Bench

“Reminded me so very much of my parents who loved each other completely, until their dying day. I’m crying.…” –Nina Anthonijsz, about The Bench

“Excellent writing, very poignant and yet it made me feel good as well! Thank you for your flashfiction!” –Rebecca Harden-Heick, about The Bench

“Very heartfelt!” –Bernice Joe, about The Bench

“Nice, Dennis Lowery. I had a hard time seeing it. Eyes where clouding up.” –Mike Trani, about The Bench

“For all abandoned places of abandoned loves, I say thanks for this one.” –Jean—Michel Dumay, about The Bench

“I enjoyed the original, but I like the tightened, more active version even more. Really strong.” –Vicki Tyley, about the scene, Ink & Shadows | PRELUDE now included in a story within our Quondam Series

“Just wow! Goes well with a Friday night! Speechless… Yeah that’s the ticket, because sharing anything less than my initial reaction to such a powerfully written piece would be a lie. Speechless.…” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about the scene, Ink & Shadows | PRELUDE now included in a story within our Quondam Series

“WOW!!! I love how you wrote that. The feeling I got when I read it is exactly what I wanted to feel! Awesome!” –T. F., Ghostwriting client [name withheld due to confidentiality agreement]

“I like this a lot 😀. It’s terrific!” –Lory Case, about The Shape of Things

“Damn you, Dennis. Once more you leave the reader thirsty for more!” –Jim Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields,, about the scene, Ink & Shadows | PRELUDE now included in a story within our Quondam Series

“Once again, captivated by your tease! Can’t wait to read the rest!” –Susan Gabriel, about the scene, Ink & Shadows | PRELUDE now included in a story within our Quondam Series

“Funny! 😂” –Lori Heffernan, about Next Time Bring Spare Batteries

“Just what I needed, lying in bed in the morning! LOL!” –Erik Andersen, about Next Time Bring Spare Batteries

“LOL… hate it when that happens!” –Susan Gabriel, about Next Time Bring Spare Batteries

“Wow! I’m hooked! Can’t wait!” –Susan Gabriel, about the scene The Devil’s Writer [which has been folded into a developing story in our Quondam Series]

“Absolutely captivating Dennis Lowery; you always leave me wanting more… I suppose that is the point! There are few authors that can make me want to go out in the snow and buy the book NOW!! Thank you, this is very very good!” –Rebecca Harden-Heick, about the scene, The Tide Buried Bones

“I enjoyed this…. Like strong waves, it pulled me in and then let me go again. Strong painting skills with words. I look forward to more.” –Kevin Walsh, about the scene, The Tide Buried Bones

“This is a great piece. Thank you.” –Sterling Leavitt about The Fruit… or the Seed

“I just wanted to thank you. Just the simple interaction with you today has reminded me of why I went to you for advice, of which you provided a lot. I haven’t touched my writing in almost a year. This is the first night I’ve taken the time to edit anything. I’m still a million miles away from where I need to be, but at least I’ve touched it again, So, thank you for that. You truly are one of my idols. I enjoy your writing and I thank you for making it public.” –KD [Name withheld to respect their confidentiality]

“I absolutely love this! Mind if i share it? It makes me smile every time I think, about it.” –Kelly Ann Dalton, about A Little Story of Acceptance

“Too funny!!!” –Kathy Rosson about A Little Story of Acceptance

“This is such rich, vivid imagery. One is really transported into the time and place of your storyline. Fascinating. I enjoyed reading this, Dennis. I suppose you time travel as well in order to get such detail in your writing.” –Melissa Rivera about the excerpted opening sections from a completed fantasy/thriller novel written for a client, shared with their permission.

“I really like it, Dennis. Nicely done.” –Dan Syes, about the excerpted opening sections from a completed fantasy/thriller novel written for a client, shared with their permission.

“Wonderful! I really like it. You are very good at what you do.” –Dawn Hart Jackson about the excerpted opening sections from a completed fantasy/thriller novel written for a client, shared with their permission.

“Very well told but remember The Thing can always get a bigger glass of milk. To ponder the life and death of a cookie…” –Virginia DeYoung about The Life and Death of a Cookie

“Goliath, my hero. 🙂 A gripping tale.” –Vicki Tyley, about NIGHT NOISES

“Thanks, Dennis! Not the usual sensation you so graciously serve up to go along with morning coffee. The timing and it not being expected really makes it thrilling!” –Lena Kendo-Kamara, about NIGHT NOISES

“No words but wow!” –Roxy May, about the vignette, The Black Orchid [Dennis Lowery’s stint at a strip club doorman/bouncer]

“Love it! A beautiful story.” –Leonora Lonesto, about The Moon Over Water

“I smell something burning… oh, it’s only your keyboard as you burn it up with great stories!” –Jo Ann Boomer

[Reader quotes from the story] “‘Two people in a place of wind and water and a time where body and soul become one.’ A perfect climax (pun intended).” –Vicki Tyley, about The Moon Over Water

“Hermoso… (beautiful)… I just love it.” –Merchi Sananes, about The Moon Over Water

“Very nice, sailor.” –Renee McDaniel, about The Moon Over Water

“Your writing is amazing I love reading these. Thanks, Dennis. 😊” –D. Denman, about A 1955 Melodrama

“Trouble brewing as the room fades to black!! Love your stories! My imagination gets a work out! Good combo with my coffee! 😀” –Susan Gabriel, about A 1955 Melodrama

“Did you make that story up because it’s really good! [My reply: ‘I did make this little story up Roxy. I typed it up in few minutes, when I saw the image and posted it on the fly.’] “Cool, I love your stories, Dennis!” –Roxy May, about A 1955 Melodrama

“Great words. Very nice. Your words create a magic that reminds me of my late father. Thanks a lot sir.” –Sadia Hussain, about A Father and Daughter

“I like it!” –Sylvia Sotuyo, about the scene, The Janus Device, in one story in our Quondam Series in development.

“This is beautiful. Everything leads back to those quiet moments.” –Dawn Hart Jackson about A Father and Daughter

“I received my book today…whoop whoop:) Soo, no more studying… I am going to light my candles, pour a glass of wine, and read my book from my favorite author:) Thank you for everything.” –Bernice Joe, about receiving her signed copy of Haunting Stories of Love, Revenge, and Retribution Vol 1. [This volume is now unavailable but the short stories it contains are in an upcoming expanded collection.]

“Awesome!” –Susan Gabriel, about the scene, The Janus Device, a scene now included in a story within our Quondam Series [in development]

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Following are several comments about an early limited-release collection of a few of my stories: Haunting Stories of Love, Revenge, and Retribution Vol 1. This volume is now unavailable but the short stories it contains are in an upcoming expanded collection.

“Just got my autographed copy of Dennis Lowery’s book! Perfect to read in bed today!” –Sarah Odendahl

“I just read this wonderful collection of short stories. What I enjoyed most were the range of emotions that each story touched. They engaged your mind, they touched your heart and they made you recall things that scare us. With a touch of Dennis and his experience letting us, just for a moment, see into his creative mind. Thank you Dennis I really enjoyed the book… it was great!” –Jonnie de la Garza,

“I just wanted to thank you for the book. It was a very pleasant surprise today. I look forward to adding it to my personal little treasures. I hope you are having a wonderful day.” –Dawn Hart Jackson,

“Mr Postman delivered a signed edition of Dennis Lowery’s Haunting Stories of Love, Revenge, and Retribution Vol 1. to my box today; A much better parcel than my usual bills!” –Eric Johnson

*“They end too soon!”

“Not for the faint-hearted…

“Grab a cup of tea and get cozy!”

These are wonderful stories!” –D. Denman

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“Confirming I received the attached. I have read all three and all are wonderfully written! Thanks!” –Angela L. [Writing client]

“Very nice! 😀” –Lory Case, about the scene, The Janus Device, a scene in one story in our Quondam Series in development.

“This is looking good!” –Dan Syes. about, The Janus Device, a scene in one story in our Quondam Series in development.

“Very nice!” –Tazein Mirza Saad, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“Dennis, the project went exactly as you described it when we first spoke. As I mentioned during our last conversation, your insight, direction, and patience were invaluable to me as I learned about the process and asked a seemingly endless number of questions. I have no doubt that you spent significantly more time guiding me through this process than you had planned, and I am grateful for your kindness and generosity. It is extraordinarily refreshing to work with someone who does what he says he will do, on time, without excuses or drama, and delivers a finished product as promised. I wish more people would conduct business in the manner you do. Many thanks for your help and best regards.” –George W. Clarke, President, Clarke Resources

“A lifetime story within a 30-second read!” –Jim Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, about Where Does He Go

“So sweet, a wonderful way to start my day. Thank you. It’s nice to be able to personally thank a writer for a great story.” –Jo Ann Boomer, about A Father and Daughter

“This was beautiful.” –Roxy May about A Father and Daughter

“This is so perfect!” –Jo Ann Boomer. about About Being Good to Others

“I love the way you bring all the senses to life with your words.” Vicki Tyley, about Something More Than a Thread

“Brilliant piece of writing and compassion! Exceptional work, Dennis Lowery, I have to share it!” –Rebecca Harden-Heick, about About Being Good to Others

“Awesome advice, Dennis Lowery. I think it is not what you say but how you say it. You hit two birds with one stone.” –P. A., about About Being Good to Others

“I love this!!” –Anna J. Sassin, about the flash fiction scene, The Roots Reach

“This is beautiful.” –Dawn Hart Jackson, about Born Different

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Following are several comments about an excerpt from a novel, a Thriller, ghostwritten for a client. [Excerpt shared with client’s permission.]

“Ooooh, you’ve certainly piqued my interest, Dennis.” Vicki Tyley

“Holy crap! I can’t wait to read more!” –Sarah Odendahl

“I love the premise…” –Stephen Michaelson

“You know how to get my attention!” –Dawn Hart Jackson

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“Wow, that’s beautiful, Dennis.” –D. Denman, about the vignette, The Black Orchid [Dennis Lowery’s stint at a strip club doorman/bouncer]

“Dennis’s writing is amazing. His stories have a way of touching one deeply.” –Margie Casados

“Thanks Dennis. First let me say I think your draft is great!” –Matthew R. [ghostwriting client, name withheld due to confidentiality – via email in response to the initial draft of the Thriller novel written for him]

“Your imagination amazes me. 🙂” –Cilla Cantrell

“As usual your stories never disappoint, Dennis Lowery. 😀” –Bernice Joe, about The Old Trunk

“A very enjoyable read and nicely put in words description of how we store away parts of life.” –Michael Koontz, about The Old Trunk

“Awesome.” –Jennie Wilson, about The Old Trunk

“Oh…wow…!! Love this.” –Sylvia Sotuyo, about Toward the Light

“Took my breath away, again.” –Sarah Odendahl, about Toward the Light

“Have just found my way to this invigorating piece of prose by the ever so eloquent Dennis Lowery. I added it to my #readinglist. It’s brilliant, Dennis, you have me as a faithful fan.” –Nina M., about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“This is really good!!” –D. Denman about Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun

“Awesome!!” –Lory Case about the scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“Dennis Lowery has a knack for getting under your skin with his flash fiction. Let’s hope he writes more. I for one want to discover what happens next.” –Christopher Jennings Penders, on The scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“Me encanta!!!!!!! (I love it)!” –Rosario Cotelo, about the scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“Powerful! I could put myself in the situation…I loved it!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!!!” –Tanya Friesen, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“Very nice, a touching little story. I’m always in awe of the way you speak about women, such depth, beauty and grace. Thank you!” –Cristie Brewer, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“Absolutely wonderful.” –Bob Everson, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“Dennis Lowery, you write so beautifully!” –Sarah Odendahl, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“Beautiful, puts my love poetry to shame.” –Anthony Smith, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“Beautiful, Dennis Lowery. Thank you for taking me for a stroll amongst the yellowing pages of a memory so freshly written.” –Lesley Collier, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“Very touching and beautiful; I could imagine I was her.” –Birgit Backlund-Palander, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“Kind of sad. Beautifully written!” –James Mayes, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“How beautiful!” –Elsa Bornay Delgado, about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“Dennis Lowery that was great.” –Raven L., about Leaves, Vanilla and Cinnamon (a scene in The Shape of Memories)

“So good! LOL 😂 Love it.” –Margie Casados, about The Knocking Dead

“Damn this is good–a really good read!” –D. Denman, about The Knocking Dead

“Love this!” –Sarah Odendahl, about The Knocking Dead

“Clap Clap, Dennis Lowery. I like it!” –Wanda Kelley, about The Knocking Dead

“LOL, had a few at my door before! They are relentless! Show no mercy, Dennis. 😀” –Susan Gabriel, about The Knocking Dead

“Ah, the hidden desires of a lot of us!” –Deborah Burke, about The Knocking Dead

“The title alone is suggestive. Love it!” –Rosario Cotelo, about The Knocking Dead

“Do continue, Dennis (with turning this flashfiction piece into a longer story)” –Mohammad Azam Khan about The Knocking Dead

“I love your stories Dennis Lowery… I can’t wait! 😀” –Sarah Odendahl, about hearing I plan to write another story about Fairies. [Which became WINGS]

“Not always possible, but today I took the time to translate and read you … I loved it! Congratulations for that sense of belonging, for your family and your trees, to build a life in which you feel full. I like red maples 😉 They are warm and beautiful. Happy Friday! No siempre me es posible, pero hoy me tomé el tiempo de traducir y leerte…Me encantó! Felicidades por ese sentimiento de arraigo, por tu familia y tus árboles, por construir una vida en la que te sientes pleno. Me gustan los arces rojos 😉 Son cálidos y hermosos. Feliz viernes!” –Elsa Bornay Delgado in Madrid about HOME TREES

“I love this Dennis, I have planted trees in my children’s honour too and even though we have left that house, I return to marvel at their growth. We can do this, we can make a difference” –Paul Stickland in England, about HOME TREES

“Very nice!” –Irena Udovičić in Croatia, about HOME TREES

“Your stories are wonderful to read.” –D. Denman

“Dennis Lowery creates some magical stuff.” –Sylvia Sotuyo, about Born Different

“‘Accepted and nourished, she reached.’ Wow!” –Lena Kendo-Kamara, about the flashfiction scene, The Roots Reach

“Wow…. you are superb Dennis Lowery… you should go with it… just wow… nothing like being inspired. So very wonderful. Sounds like something great is stirring; perhaps?” –Lory Case, about the flashfiction scene, The Roots Reach

“Awesome! Thank you. They work perfectly together, draws you in, keeps you there; one of the secrets to good writing and illustrations. A+” –Anna Sasin, about the flashfiction scene, The Roots Reach

“Tragic and vengeful all at the same time… lovely.” –Sarah Odendahl,, about the flashfiction scene, The Roots Reach

“I really like this. Wise words.” –Vicki Tyley, about HURT

“I like the way you write also Mr. Lowery!” –Bernice Joe, about the flashfiction scene, The Roots Reach

“Ohhhh!! Love your writing! It is perfect for that photo. Do you have more writing somewhere? I like the way you write!” –Michael Taggert, about the flashfiction scene, The Roots Reach

“Thank you. Very nice how you are able to write a story based on a picture that makes sense and has a lot of meaning and truth in it..” –Claude Anderson, about HALF

“Fantastic!” –Sylvia Sotuyo, about the flashfiction scene, The Roots Reach

“Too true, a nice read.” –Cristie Brewer, about HURT

“Really like this. You write interesting pieces. And I always enjoy reading what you write.” –Katye Faulkner, about HALF

“Awesome story and image.” –Pastiche Able, about the flashfiction scene, The Roots Reach

“LOL, payback time! Love it!!” –Susan Gabriel, about the flashfiction scene, The Roots Reach

“Thank goodness I didn’t read this last week! I don’t think I’d have gotten a wink of sleep.” –Vicki Tyley, about the scene excerpt, The Dragonthorn [Vicki had been camping recently.]

“Ooo, a fairy tale, yay! (Sits down and waits expectantly!)” –Nicola Smith, about the scene excerpt, The Dragonthorn

“Love it!!!” –Susan Gabrie, about the scene excerpt, The Dragonthorn

“I’d read that. Hope it turns into a thing, Dennis Lowery.” –Donald Richter, about the scene excerpt, The Dragonthorn

“An author with so much heart. I truly love reading his creative writings and what he shares about his home life. He is really one awesome writer to follow. Thank you, kindly Dennis Lowery, for this beautiful story.” –Margie Casados, about Born Different

“I always enjoy whatever you post or write, you’ve got a great imagination and mind for what you do!” –Yolanda Ocasio

“I adore how you use words! Thank you for that…” –Irena Udovičić, Croatia

“Awesome story. From the capped peaks of coldness to the warmth within, from passion in pleasure to pain in equal measure you awake a dream to dream.” –Pastiche Able, about A House of Sorrow & Pain

“Fan~tas ~tic… that was scary!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about He Wasn’t My Timmy Anymore [which became the longer story Abaddon Rising]

“Oh wow!!! This is really exciting stuff, Dennis. I will sleep with one eye open tonight after reading this.” –Sylvia Sotuyo,about He Wasn’t My Timmy Anymore [which expanded and became Abaddon Rises]

“Yikes!” –Susan Gabriel about, about He Wasn’t My Timmy Anymore [which expanded and became Abaddon Rises]

“Love this… spooky good. I knew I’d be Halloween pleased stopping by to read. So glad I did!” –Margie Casados., about He Wasn’t My Timmy Anymore [which expanded and became Abaddon Rises]

“Creepy. And fun.” –Alvin Stearns about He Wasn’t My Timmy Anymore [which expanded and became Abaddon Rises]

“Luv’d this.” –Liz S., about He Wasn’t My Timmy Anymore [which expanded and became Abaddon Rises]

““…icy fingers reached through the looseness of the sash…’Love that. So vivid.” –Vicki Tyley, about the scene, Just Before Midnight

“Brilliant!” –Rebecca Harden-Heick about, about the scene, Just Before Midnight

“This story really grabs you and it feels so real. Thanks… you’re a good writer.” –D. Denman, about Just Before Midnight

“Awesome, it really gave me chills. Most definitely spooky-good. Dennis, 🙂 You had me there… truly wanted to read what was next.” –Margie Casados about Just Before Midnight

“Wow!” –Tazein Mirza Said, about the scene, Just Before Midnight

“This is cool and a bit spooky Dennis Lowery 🙂 I shared this!” –Sylvia Sotuyo about NIGHT NOISES

“Great yarn, Dennis Lowery. Thanks!” –Chris Lord, about NIGHT NOISES

“I like it!” –Deanna Elliot, about NIGHT NOISES

“Good and Scary… Dennis Lowery. You sure know how to build up the suspense. Whew.” –Margie Casados, about NIGHT NOISES

“I love it! Suspense and of course the bit with the… DELETED SPOILER PART.” –Sarah Odendahl, about NIGHT NOISES

“Love it. It’s really good!” –D. Denman, about NIGHT NOISES

“I enjoy your writing… you’re great, Dennis!” –Lory Case, about NIGHT NOISES

“Wow! Scary, coming from… DELETED SPOILER PART.” –Renee

McDaniel, about NIGHT NOISES

“Beautiful, as always!” –Sarah Odendahl, about Cloud’s Tears

“I love how you describe such detail and in a unique way. Awesome.” –Margie Casados about re-reading the scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“Beautiful, Dennis!” –Tazein Mirza Saad, about Cloud’s Tears

“Haunting and breathtaking… this was such a wonderful read. A work of genius!! An excellent piece of prose to read. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I have.” –Nina M., on sharing the scene, They Follow the Ships [from A House of Sorrow & Pain] with her followers.

“Really great work!” –Sylvia Sotuyo, about the scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“I’m entranced… this is great.” –Lory Case, about the scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“Spoooky. Perfect for October.” –Alvin Stearns about The Candle

“A beautiful ‘tree’ story.” –Anna Manana, about Born Different

“Wonderfully written Dennis Lowery 🙂 Very magical.” –Sylvia Sotuyo, about the scene, They Follow the Ships [from A House of Sorrow & Pain]

“What a beautiful piece Dennis Lowery. Left a warm feeling in my heart on this cold and rainy Melbourne day.” –Susarra Phillips, about Born Different

“Simply gorgeous in words and the image!” –Kat Tehranchik about the scene, They Follow the Ships [from a House of Sorrow & Pain]

“You have a wonderful way of illustrating with words! 😀 Very powerful.” –Sherry Thompson about re-reading The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series

“What a wonderful story! Thanks so much!” –Rosario Cotelo, about the scene, They Follow the Ships [from A House of Sorrow & Pain]

“Wow, very nice! It makes me want more!” –Cristie Brewer, about the scene, They Follow the Ships [expanded into A House of Sorrow & Pain]

“This has me giggling.” –Sarah Odendahl about CAST Away, A Tale Lost at Sea

“A story that tugs at both heart and soul.” –Vicki Tyley, about Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun

“Love your story. You are such a great writer, Dennis Lowery.” –Rachel Estella Garcia about Rebirth Beach

“This is fascinating and I´d love to hear how the story continues. But I enjoyed, however short or long it is.” –Birgit Backlund-Palander, about Rebirth Beach

“Love the image and story.” –Sarah Odendahl, about Rebirth Beach

“Excellent writing Dennis and Margie Casados favorite part is the very same as mine. An excellent and strong, almost poetic, read about a very sad stain–for so many reasons–on all our history. This is perfect as it is.” –Michael Koontz about Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun

“‘Artist Hands…’So powerful. One of my favorite parts of your story. Amazing, Dennis Lowery, simply amazing.” –Margie Casados, about Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun

“I think you managed to perfectly summarize the ‘secret’ to enjoying living a fulfilling life in a few short words.” –Michael Koontz, about Mending the Broken Pieces of Me

“I always enjoy your writing; makes me feel as though I’m there… a part of your story. I had to re-share.” –Yolanda Ocasio, about I’ve Never Done This Kind of Thing Before

“Wow…damn good job, Dennis Lowery!” –James Mayes, about the scene Behind the Blue Door [from the novella BLINDED, now being expanded to include in The Broken Sigil]

“I love it!” –Åsa Nilsson, about The First Werewolf

“Profound words from Dennis Lowery, a great writer, check out more of his work if you can!” –Fay Handstock, about A Point of Light in Every Soul

“I love this. Thank you for it!” –Dawn Hart Jackson, about The Candle

“Awesomeness! Love it, Dennis Lowery; as always… your work is amazing.” –Sherry Thompson, about Toward the Light

“Just amazing, Dennis, wow!” –Margie Casados, about Toward the Light

“Ummm…what a tease” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about the vignette, The Black Orchid [Dennis Lowery’s stint at a strip club doorman/bouncer]

“I love erotic books, my Nook ereader is full of them…this is right up my alley 😀.” –Bernice Joe, about the vignette, The Black Orchid [Dennis Lowery’s stint at a strip club doorman/bouncer]

“Do you have your books translated in Croatian maybe? I don’t understand every word of English but I can follow it and I think it’s great!” –Irena Udovičić, Croatia, about the vignette, The Black Orchid [Dennis Lowery’s stint at a strip club doorman/bouncer]

“Exceptional writing, very thought provoking! So full of heart felt feelings and glorious hope. Dennis Lowery, I love it and want to read more!” –Rebecca Harden-Heick about Toward the Light

“I can’t tell you how excited and thrilled we are. Everyone who has seen the book, including Ms. Betty White, is giving it rave reviews and all say the book is absolutely beautiful!” –Arlene U. book development, publishing services client]

“Good morning Dennis. On purpose, I have reserved my free time today to walk through your posts. Based on experience; entering your pages is like the ‘quick walk’ you plan to take through the most beautiful garden you’ve ever come across. You enter… discover nostalgia, lose track of time, find the ‘never seen before,’ words that define what’s been unexplainable, their perspectives placed properly… and a bench to sit, and take it all in.” –Lena Kindo-Kamara

“Wonderful (and strong) writing, Dennis.” –Michael Koontz, about Toward the Light

“This is very beautiful…thank you Sarah for sharing it.” –Rochelle Cathey, about Toward the Light

“Magnificent. I can’t help but start my day feeling ‘light’ and positive when I see a lovely piece by Dennis Lowery.” –Sarah Odendahl, about Toward the Light sharing it on social media

“You make life good Dennis Lowery and you do ‘bad’ some good, too!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara [about Dennis Lowery’s snarkier, irreverent, risqué, writing.]

“Ha! I like it! And I can totally associate with this character. 😀” –Dan Syes, about Call Me Bob… Just Bob

“I can’t tell you how much you inspire me. Your writing is so awesome. And I only hope more people get to experience your stories. Many many Thank You’s sent to you. 😀” –Margie Casados

“The opening is ‘something!’ You have a great imagination, I love it and chapter one. You’re awesome!!” [from a ghostwriting client who just received the opening scene and first chapter for their book project]

“Just finished reading Father and Daughter, also Born Different, I got it. It’s all about love and the power of it. I enjoyed them very much. Again Dennis, I love your writing and your stories. I also find them very comforting. Thank you, Dennis, for your wonderful gift of writing.” –Yolanda Ocasio

“Your work is wonderful, it’s not every day you connect with someone with such a creative talent, you have my greatest respect and admiration!” –Fay Handstock, Great Britain

[Referring to Lena Kindo-Kamara’s comment below] “Yes, he inspires me so. I love to read and visit his blog. I don’t know how Dennis Lowery would react to me saying this. But I truly do admire his creative genius and ambition. Right now, I am currently writing a novel. And currently working with someone, contributing with personal creative collaboration on another book. It is a lot of work. And when I think of how much Dennis has done it encourages me to move forward. He really is awesome. 😀” –Margie Casados, about Love Letters… from Long Ago

“Simply nostalgic! Dennis Lowery does have a way of evoking emotions. A very gifted man.” –Lena Lindo—Kamara, about Love Letters… from Long Ago

“So beautifully expressed, Dennis Lowery. Thank you.” –Lesley Collier, about Love Letters… from Long Ago

“Wish more people would understand this concept who aren’t themselves till getting approval from others. Nice words 🙂 Dennis Lowery” –Clare Patrick, about About Confidence

“Beautiful and on target as always.” –Sarah Odendahl, about Dance in the Window

“I truly believe that my glass is half full. Thank you for such inspiring words. I found it beautiful, what you wrote. And I thank god every day, for my kids, husband, my mom and everyone else who I share my love with. You always inspire me Dennis Lowery. I always look forward to your posts. Thank you.” –Yolanda Ocasio about Everything is Relative

“Love it. I can fly… I will fly!” –Vicki Tyley, about To Fly

“You are a hot mess…loloool:)) you wrote about a sweet potato… and actually made the story appealing. OMG 😂.” –Bernice Joe, about Sweet… Tragedy

“I’m always in awe how you can look at a picture and come up with a story instantly… Dennis Lowery you are so gifted!” –Bernice Joe, about To Fly

“Just wonderful. Love love love!!!” –Sherry Thompson, about To Fly

“I liked it yesterday …but it is improved, beautiful in fact!” –Fay Handstock, about To Fly

“This certainly got my heart palpitating…” –Liza about the scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“Thanks for the smile, Dennis Lowery.” –Vicki Tyley, about Where Brave Mean Fear to Tread

“Lovely thoughts… 🙂” –Toma Eva, about WAITING

“Awesome. You just made me feel younger. 😊” –Pastiche Able, about The Child Inside

“Dennis, just finished reading the scene, The House in the Woods. It left me wanting more. Please, please write more. You left me captivated by this story… You are a great writer.” –Yolanda Ocasio [The scene was used in the novella BLINDED, which is beng expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.…

“I think you are an awesome man…doing what you love most. I like the way you express yourself. I can tell that you are a writer. Wishing you all the best in everything you write. God bless…” –Yolanda Ocasio,

“You set my soul on fire!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about The Child Inside

“Your writing ability is super amazing… captivating!” –Bernice Joe

“Awesomeness, Dennis. Love it!” –Sherry Thompson, about the scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“Very poetic and romantic, Dennis Lowery.” –Yolanda Ocasio, about WAITING

“I love it, Dennis Lowery!” –Susan Gabriel, about the scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“I love your short story, it goes perfectly with the once beautiful house school [image in the story]” –Sharon Stone about the scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“So gifted you are, Dennis Lowery. I love the shadow piece. ‘Watery light came through the windows making runny shadows on the floor. They spilled onto the only furniture in the room; a massive desk and a simple wooden chair that faced the windows and terrace.’ Wonderful creative writing.” –Margie Casados about the scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“More please…!” –Diane Carolyn, about the scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“You really got me wanting for more. Will keep an eye on your stream.” –Winter Wardhani, about the scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“Ditto, all the above.” –Renee McDaniel, about about the scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.—

“As Renee McDaniel says, Ditto all the above.” –Vicki Tyley, about the scene, The House in the Woods from the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“Powerful, yet compassionate” –Vicki Tyley, about HURT

“It did the same for me too, Dennis (referring to Kathy Rosson’s comment below this one). So beautifully written. I would like to share this if it’s alright.” –Leanne DeHope, about HURT

“Touched my heart. I had tears in my eyes after reading. Beautiful!” –Kathy Rosson, about HURT

“Dennis Lowery is a great presence on the stream. If you haven’t already, follow him.” –Alvin Stearns.

“I really enjoyed the Toward a Blood Red Sky scene. It’s the menacing undertow that really grabs me. So much more powerful than graphic horror, I think. I don’t give praise lightly, so please know that when I do it’s sincere. I think it’s the small details in your writing that bring your stories to life – that keen sense of observation you imbue your prose with. And I know I’m not the only one who thinks that.” –Vicki Tyley, Australia

“How beautiful, if only more people could think like that!” –Fay Handstock about HURT

“Love this…” –Renee McDaniel about HALF

“So many powerful messages tucked into your lines. I’m sharing it.” –Cilla Cantrell, about Born Different

“I love it! 😀” –Sherry Thompson, about Breathe Deep

“Enjoyed reading this Dennis Lowery “dare to be different” as they say.” –Carolyn Mandache, about Born Different

“If you don’t follow Dennis Lowery, you really should as he is a fantastic writer!” –Sarah Odendahl

“Dennis Lowery it is more than I hoped for. Social commentary. Beautifully moving. I cried for the tree. Know who you are, be different, be happy with yourself, and your energy can affect the world. Thank you.” –Renee McDaniel, about Born Different

“Great story!” –Susan Gabriel, about Born Different

“Beautiful! Reading it took me way back to the reading rug in Ms. Cannon’s classroom. Short stories are still making things better. Again, thank you.” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about Born Different

“Loved it! Always looking for great writers.” –Rosalinda Huscher, about Born Different

“Dennis Lowery, thank you for a wonderful story.” –Jim Nooney, about Born Different

“Dennis Lowery never ceases to make me think when he writes and also find something to identify with.” –Sarah Odendahl

“I dont think I can hear the words ‘breathe deep’ again without recalling this powerful image and your words.” –Renee McDaniel, about Breathe Deep

“Very thoughtful, contemplative, self-analytical… and something I concur with… the good things in life have depth, substance, feel, nuance… and, as you say, that includes things that touch our senses the most… including people… most of all! Thanks… Hope to keep touching and being touched by you here. Good stuff!” –Erik Andersen, Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia about Something More Than a Thread

“Thank you, Dennis, for this and allowing us to re-share your poetry. Simply Beautiful Words.” –Bobbie Today, about Breathe Deep

“Dennis Lowery’s words touched me so much, I wanted to share them.” –Vicki Tyley, Australia, about Breathe Deep

“Qué hermoso! Respiremos profundo, sí.” –Elsa Bornay Delgado, Madrid, Spain, about Breathe Deep

“Perfect marriage of words & image!” –Fay Handstock, about Breathe Deep

“Beautiful…” –Charles Clark, Sr. about the scene, They Follow the Ships [from A House of Sorrow & Pain]

“You create an exciting atmosphere…” –Birgit Backlund-Palander, about A House of Sorrow & Pain

“Fans self…!” –Eric Johnson about Come With Me

“Awesome words thanks for them and you’re absolutely right.” –Jackelyn Tildesley, about A Point of Light in Every Soul

“It definitely has a hook that makes the reader want to read more.” –Thomas Horton, about the scene, The Forbidden Journals

“Fuuunny!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about We Longed for Something

“HAHA what surprising lines!! Fantastic!!” –Nina M, about We Longed for Something

“Touching. I love the last line. Great work 🙂” –Krystyn Chong, about A Father and Daughter]

“Will send this to my daughter, Tammy. Beautiful!” –Kathy Rosson, about A Father and Daughter]

 “A beautifully written synopsis of the love between a father and his daughter…. Well said and heart felt…it is simply love at its purest form.” –Jonnie de la Garza, about A Father and Daughter

“This was simply so beautiful and awe—inspiring to read.” –Nina M., about A Father and Daughter

“Have I said lately just how glad I am to be following you? Thank you for keeping me thinking.” –Sarah Odendahl

“Love this!” –Susan Gabriel about A Father and Daughter

“This is beautiful, Dennis! Your writing is amazing…captured my heart. 🙂” –Bernice Joe about A Father and Daughter

“I absolutely love this!!!! SUPER Awesomeness!!! 😀 Just perfect!” –Sherry Thompson, about reading Chapter One from Waiting for My Witch [in development]

“This was excellent short prose. I like it very much. I just emailed this off to a certain mother and daughter who I’m very sure will appreciate it too.” –Dan Syes, about A Father and Daughter

“I love your stories. You should continue with this one! Ghost stories are in and I’m a big fan.” –Mica Johnston, about the comment thread that led to an idea for a haunted house story that became A House of Sorrow & Pain.

“Delish! Rabid consumption for a bibliophilic such as myself. At once engaging. Delighted to have discovered you. Now BIG FAN! Thank you. Better than most.” –KB [new subscriber to www.DennisLowery.com]

“OMG I love that, thank you.” –Natalie Van Veen, about reading Chapter One from Waiting for My Witch [in development]

“Wise words. I wish someone had warned the younger version of myself. Now, I can warn my children as you have yours. Some lessons don’t require hands on experience.!” –Katye Faulkner, about About Being Good to Others

“Are you watching my life? LOL. I swear you are always so on point. I really appreciate it!” –Sarah Odendahl, about reading The Fear of Rejection

“Sound advice to give …. especially to our younger generation. Oftentimes, it is a struggle but not without a fight to show how truly good can overcome. Thx for your personal thoughts and journey!” –Xiomara Johnson, about About Being Good to Others

“You provided some much—needed encouragement today – to continue on our journey to create a forum for the people to speak up for peace.” –Susan Kay Thompson, about The Child Inside

“Amazing! All the makings for one of my year’s moments… that keeps the good outweighing the bad” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about The Fairies Wishing Well

“Excellent read, love it… Truly brilliantly written, already I am intrigued where this story is going to go” –Margie Casados, about reading Chapter One from Waiting for My Witch [in development]

“Thanks! I will re-share with those I love!” –Reggie Ron, about About Being Good to Others

“Very good advice…” –Carolyn Mandache, on reading About Being Good to Others

“I think you should do the novel of this. I’d buy it. Envy.” –Charles Smith, about the flashfiction story, The First Werewolf

“Very very good…” –Dharam Pal, on reading About Being Good to Others

“Spot on as always…” –Sarah Odendahl, on reading About Being Good to Others

“Wonderful, I love it!” –Jessica Van Cleef, about reading Chapter One from Waiting for My Witch [in development]

“Thank you so much this morning, Dennis, for the inspiration and exhortation. It’s good to hear and also even better if we put these truths to work in our lives. Thank you again for the great truths you bless us with. Hope you have a blessed and wonderful day sir.” –William Yarborough, on reading The Fear of Rejection

“Very true and touching…makes me yearn to experience something like that myself.” –Sarah Odendahl, about Love Letters… from Long Ago

“I’m eagerly awaiting more.” –Birgit Backlund-Palander, about the scene The Devil’s Writer [which has been folded into a developing story in our Quondam Series]

“This post really stopped me and my heart jumped. It is good for the heart to read all this – thank you so much!” –Birgit Backlund-Palander, about Love Letters… from Long Ago

“Excellent read. I’ve many old letters… some more precious than others.” –Dan Syes, about Love Letters… from Long Ago

“This is one book that I am interested in reading. I don’t read much but this happened to really catch my attention fast as I read just the first line or two, and then could not stop until I got to the bottom.” –William Yarborough, about the scene The Devil’s Writer [which has been folded into a developing story in our Quondam Series]

“I was so lucky to get some letters, I’m old fashioned. Thanks, this brought back some nice memories. I have to admit that, few years ago, I found some of the letters my parents used to exchange, that was an awesome read.” –Kawthar Al Abdalla, about Love Letters… from Long Ago

“Another talented piece of writing!” –Jim Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, about the scene Toward a Blood Red Sky [which has been folded into a developing story in our Quondam Series]

“Perfect!” –Mica Johnston, on reading About Being Good to Others

“Beautiful! Enjoyed this so much….you most definitely have a wonderful gift!!” –Sherry Thompson, about The Child Inside

“Forbidden fruit! Out of order, younger, higher ranked, classic break up… all the makings for a steamy moment.” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about The Love Affair

“Wow. Just… wow. Love it.” –Michele Messenger, about Reading For Pleasure

“Beautiful writing, Dennis Lowery.” –PA, about Reading For Pleasure

“Thank you for this brilliant post Dennis Lowery.” –Nina M., about, Failure… It’s often What Leads to Success

“Hahahaha…. Loved it!” –Michele Messenger, about, The D’Inja

“Thank you, Dennis Lowery loved this…” –Isabella Veloso, about, Failure… It’s often What Leads to Success

“A very good lesson… thank you, Dennis.” –Mukesh Harbola, about Simple Worth

“Great post, Dennis Lowery. Thanks. My #postoftheweekend and shared.” –Denis Labelle, about, Failure… It’s often What Leads to Success

“Awesome read, Dennis Lowery.” –PA, about Simple Worth

“Loved this, Dennis. And hopefully, all of us have been some kind of good hearted super hero during our lifetime. 🙂” –Michael Koontz, about I liked Captain America but… I was Iron Man

“Made my morning…Thank you, Dennis Lowery!” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about I liked Captain America but… I was Iron Man

“Great way to start the day with a chuckle!” –Jim Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, about Cruel Fate

“Thank you so much for this Dennis Lowery and for all you have said!! This is all so very true my friend! You have an amazing gift with words!!” 🙂 –Sherry Thompson, about The Child Inside

“I like this a lot. I like how everything in his world was ‘Half’ and how even though the shop where he worked was half sized, they were viewed by him as painted hopeful. Even the observation of the coming and going of people were perceived as half-hearted. To me, the walls are symbolic because of his perception of them. As if he compared everything to them. I’d like to even say that these very walls were the ones he created in his mind, thoughts that reflect something more wholesome. I think your story matches the image quite well. I think he realizes that the half way street might only seem half way. I believe that the reality of the hopeful-colored walls becomes clear to him, and he decides to no longer only live in his head, but instead convey those thoughts into action…. and the journey begins. Nice read my friend. I hope my own interpretation wasn’t too much or lengthy. Thank you.” –CD, about HALF

“Huge thanks to you for the great post Dennis Lowery.” –Linda Anani at LinkedIn on Dennis Lowery’s speech given in Muscat, Oman.

“Dennis Lowery, your writing is so creative and original. Truly you inspire. Thank you. 🙂.” –Margie Casados

“Very nice creative writing. I really like this paragraph: ‘Her smile broadens with just a hint of sharp teeth at the corners. It is a sweet smile just the same and she knows how fetching she is. How innocently child-like. She also knows her hunger will soon be appeased and thirst slaked.’ I was really pulled into the scene at that point. Seems as if behind the door has been her prison. I can’t wait to find out your conclusion. Thanks!” –C.D., about the scene Behind the Blue Door, in the novella BLINDED, which is being expanded and included in The Broken Sigil, Book One in a trilogy in our Quondam Series (in development).

“You have beautifully explained Muscat. It is an oasis in the desert, in a chaotic world a peaceful haven. In the rat race for modernization yet maintaining the traditional way of life. Surrounded by mountains that make way for beautiful wadi’s, white sand beaches to golden to burgundy sands of deserts. A city of peace ruled by wise leadership.” –P. A., about Dennis Lowery’s speech given in Muscat, Oman for the launch of Mirabella and the Pearl of Chulothe.

“I particularly agree with your statement that as human beings we are basically, more alike than different…we are all cut from the same cloth at heart. Nicely written piece.” –Lawrence Kreger, about, The Most Powerful Force | Words and Stories

“My curiosity is aroused. Now you have my full attention.” –Dixie Brown [commenting in anticipation of the upcoming posting about the scene, Behind the Blue Door] And when she read it, had this comment: “Yes I love it. So cool… I love mysteries!!! The suspense you created… awesome. Thanks!” –Dixie Jensen Brown. NOTE: the scene Behind the Blue Door was in the novella BLINDED, which is being expanded and included in The Broken Sigil, Book One in a trilogy in our Quondam Series (in development).

“A wonderfully written blog with an intense vocabulary driven by passion to reveal the true value of life that can sometimes become an illusion.” –Pasti A, about In this Kingdom of Illusions

“I enjoyed that Dennis Lowery! I personally enjoy reading more than movies because your words with this simple yet beautiful image help my mind to create imagery in my head that no movie can come close to.” –Sarah Odendahl, about the scene Behind the Blue Door, in the novella BLINDED, which is being expanded and included in The Broken Sigil, Book One in a trilogy in our Quondam Series (in development).

“I actually look forward to these posts. It is like taking a break for a snack of humor or deep thought! Keep it up!” –Jim Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, about, My Dog Ate My Story Notes

“Thank you. Very nice how you are able to write a story based on a picture that makes sense and has a lot of meaning and truth in it.” –Claude Robinson, about HALF

“Speechless, and Sitting in Silence. Some writers are so awesome. Dennis Lowery truly inspires.” –Margie Casados, about The Moments and Places That Make You Feel

“Beautiful words…” –Lena Kindo-Kamara, about The Moments and Places That Make You Feel

“I think you are the coolest of cool! The way you compose your stories, I can tell that you possess that certain feeling for beauty that life has to offer…” –Chadya Elouazzani

“Good reflections! You’ve got a great talent there.” –James G. Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, about Those Were the Days

“Beautiful! Really touched my heart.” –G. Breman, about The Words That Make Us

“Very beautiful, you can really feel the sensitivity in your writings. Your words truly touch deeply.” –Margie Casados, about The Words That Make Us

“Very beautiful words, I liked it very much.” –Dorma Wiggins, about The Words That Make Us

“Well-written and well put, Dennis!” –Michael Koontz, about A Ring… to Bind Them?

“I enjoyed the Mirabella book so much it was hard to put down once I started reading it. I look forward to reading other books you have written or published. Thanks a lot.” –Kathy Rosson

“Dennis is a highly skilled writer, editor, and mentor. He believed in me and my book KH601 from the beginning and helped me make an idea and dream become a reality. More importantly Dennis helped me capture and record some of the most important aspects of my career in the Central Intelligence Agency and my life on paper. For this I will be forever grateful.” –Richard Irwin

“This was a really well thought out book, I loved the characters and the plot. I loved the little fantasy elements that opened up amazing avenues in the book, with talking animals, talking books and all sorts of other delights. Highly recommended. Reminded me a little of the Harry Potter books – but without the magic, and maybe also of the Spiderwick Chronicles – but without the freaky creatures.” –Buddy R., about Mirabella and the Pearl of Chulothe

“Thank you. I truly enjoy your creativity in the written word. And find your writing very inspiring.” –Margie Casados

“Your posts embrace universality, and address the human condition as it is. We all need to strive to go that extra mile. One of things, I enjoy while reading your posts, is that you show no reluctance in revealing innermost thoughts. The sense of realism is also present, yet with a seemingly effortless way.” S. A., about Oxygen Mask

“Excellent, as usual Dennis Lowery!” –Pietro Montevecchio, about the scene, Night Descending

“The estimable Dennis Lowery has brought forth a host of thoughts in this poignant and eloquent piece. It’s masterfully written, and thought provoking.” –Linda A., about Not Everyone Understands Honesty… But Everyone Understands Punishment

“I love your posts and shared the one I especially loved you wrote from the airport, The D’Inja with my husband – we had such a good laugh! It was hilarious.” –Greta B.

“Tremendously enjoy reading all the stories you share with us Dennis Lowery. Especially liked tone and setting in this story.” —NMJ, about Castaway – A Tale Lost at Sea

“I wanted to thank you for the beautiful posts you wrote recently. They stay with me for a long time. I hear the words in my heart and always amazed at their timing, with things that happen in my life. It gives me strength. Please keep inspiring us all.” –Galit Breman

“Mesmerising…” –Nina M., about the scene, The Forbidden Journals

“First off, I love the cover. Again your descriptions here were amazing! I don’t know how you do it. It made me feel like I was in the main character’s body. I like how you use more complex language in this piece. And the descriptions are really realistic. Nice job!!!!!!!!!!” –Adrianne Avery, about The First Werewolf

“Finally, the world is getting to know what we’ve already known all this time… that Dennis Lowery has quite the imagination.. oh, and he can write!!!” –Dulce Fazel, Esq.

“I like it!!! You have me hooked. The descriptions aren’t overwhelming. The dialogue seems realistic and I could see this becoming a novel soon. Nice job on this piece!!!” –Adrianne Avery, about the scene The Devil’s Writer [which has been folded into a developing story in our Quondam Series]

“First let me say that I just heard about your stories recently, so I wanted to check them out. This story was utterly captivating. I felt as though your choice of words and the way your character was made throughout this piece was extraordinary. I will read some of your other works, and I love the concept of werewolves themselves, so I enjoyed reading this very much! You’re a very talented writer!” —Brianna Wilkie, about The First Werewolf

“This is the first essay I read, and to be completely honest, you have a really amazing talent for weaving inspiration with your words. I’m sure your daughters appreciate the beautiful message you put together for them. I really enjoyed the rawness in your tone throughout this essay. It was heartfelt and captured the message with a polished simplicity that is very rare in writers today. I really appreciated that aspect of your writing. The only critique I have is that I have nothing negative to critique about! And I guess that’s a good thing! Overall, bravo! I honestly enjoyed this, and I hope to read more of your writings and stories.” 😀 –Miss J., on About Being Good… to Others

“I really need to take this to heart. I tend to blindly believe everyone is good and I’ve been burned a good few times because of it. I enjoyed reading this. It is wise.” –NJ, on About Being Good… to Others

“This is a very nice beginning. Each sentence helped to evoke an overall emotion. I can definitely see how you show and not tell. Great work!” —Annie W., about the scene The Devil’s Writer [which has been folded into a developing story in our Quondam Series]

“’The moon mocked his baldness even more than the girls in the village.’ 😂 LOL. That made me laugh. Great story! Especially the irony at the end, how SPOILER PART REMOVED. Nicely done ♥” —Nyan C., about The First Werewolf

“Working with Dennis Lowery has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my professional career. He can do it all, and make it look easy. He has all the skills and attributes needed to help his clients succeed. He is so easy to work with and always delivers great results. Dennis should be on everyone’s speed dial.”– Kerry Kachejian, Colonel, US Army (Ret.)

“I just read the book Sky High. I found this book to be very inspirational for me. I can’t wait to order this book for not only my daughter but also my granddaughter who will both benefit from this wonderful book.”– Kathy Rosson

“This is a really cool story. I found it interesting and intriguing, and your writing was full of imagery that really helped to set the mood and scene. It was a really cool take on the story of werewolves. Really nice work! 🙂” – WB, about The First Werewolf

“You write very well. I can tell your message is heartfelt and sincere (as I would hope, considering your intended audience), and I applaud you for letting that show through your writing.” –SC., on reading About Being Good to Others

“Very interesting little piece of flash fiction. I enjoyed this very much. I was very pleased to find no grammar errors in this, and the diction and syntax were fantastic. It’s nice to read a story from the hand of a professional writer!”– Heidi L., about CAST Away – A Tale Lost at Sea

“We just love the book…. you did such a fantastic job! Larry is taking it to his office to show his staff. He is absolutely thrilled.”– A. Schlesinger, book development and publishing services client.

“This is a very impressive piece and I’d be very willing to read more when or if there will be more to the story! Good Job!” —Liam P., about the scene The Devil’s Writer [which has been folded into a developing story in our Quondam Series]

“Great advice and beautifully written.” —Marguerita M., about About Being Good to Others

“I love what you shared here. Beautiful words and how true.”’ –Mylah N., about About Being Good to Others

“Good hearted people need to read this.” —Rebecca Weilersbacher., about About Being Good to Others

“How moving… and what pearls of wisdom in this…”— Linda A., about About Being Good to Others

“I will share this with many that need that understanding. Well -written… this is a life lesson.” — JD, on Facebook, about About Being Good to Others

“I liked that little excerpt very much Dennis; A story with a promise to entertain and captivate.”– Michael Koontz, about the scene The Devil’s Writer [which has been folded into a developing story in our Quondam Series]

“Dennis Lowery, your eloquent and poignant writing, your words, personify the concept of the ‘butterfly effect’ for we are affected by the world around us as much it is affected by us. Such words can only come from a creative soul; so sensitive and able to sense the effects, and strong enough to be able to transform them into some cohesive form. Kudos to you Dennis!! And thank you so much for stringing the lines you so beautifully dotted.”– Nina M.

“He tells his story with such compassion that one really feels that he is sitting with you, telling his story.”– Vicki Hubbert

Let There Be Light | Creating a Life Worth Living is wonderfully written!”– Rod Merritt, about a book written for a client.

“I very much enjoyed reading this Halloween story” —Mike S., about reading Chapter One from Waiting for My Witch [in development]

“I still look forward to reading your writings every day.”– All the best, Kelly W.

“Your, What Wasn’t There… is absolutely beautiful… quite lovely and honest”– Jaye McMahon

“Thank you so much, Dennis! Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful gift for writing!!”– L. DeHope

“Well-written and full of good information.”– Richard R.

“I do have to say your work is very impressive. You know what you are doing.”– Rob M.

“A really good read with a crisp narrative style…”– S. Barton

“Interesting and suspenseful. I really enjoyed reading this episode. It kept my attention, I can’t wait for the next one!”– Cindy Chaney, about All I Am

“Nicely written, anecdotal, and peppered with humor and photos…” –HRC

“It was great how the reader could go through the whole life of the main character. I didn’t want the story to end…”– SG

Night Noises is Absolutely Terrific!!! The writing captured and lured me in as Alfred Hitchcock would have.”– Jaye M.

“The author has not only created a wonderful mix of fact and fiction, he has created characters that are very believable. It makes you believe the characters in the story are real. Usually this is the part of stories that are missing. The story line is great but the characters are flat. Not so with this one.” “Intriguing and draws you in. Love it!”– Leanne D., about BLINDED. This novella is being expanded and included in The Broken Sigil, Book One in a trilogy in our Quondam Series (in development).

“Love it!”– Patsy DeMara., about BLINDED. This novella is being expanded and included in The Broken Sigil, Book One in a trilogy in our Quondam Series (in development).

“You ROCK!!!”– Cherie R., about BLINDED. This novella is being expanded and included in The Broken Sigil, Book One in a trilogy in our Quondam Series (in development).

“Fantastic writing. Captivating. A story for all ages, you do not get much of those! Cannot wait for the next one.”– Miemie.

[To Dennis Lowery] “I shared your website for I think you are an amazing writer!”– Ana C

“A great and indeed agonizing story of a young girl who experiences life changing events in a short period of time. Evil meets good face to face. This novel was surprising, captivating and brilliantly written.”–Tutu B., about the novella BLINDED, now expanded into The Broken Sigil Book One of the Quondam Series.

“Talent and skill is developed over time and must be nurtured by those who have an eye to see what others miss. Dennis M. Lowery is a gifted, insightful and talented artist, who is able to listen and can hear what is intended (a rare skill) and has the writing talent to create masterpieces out of fragmented ideas. Thanks, Dennis, for sharing your gifts with the world.”– Dr. Demetrius S. Carolina, Sr., writing client

“This book is right up my alley. I’ve had so many jobs that I tried to make my life career. I never felt fulfilled. I felt there was always something missing. It might be hard to follow the path of your talent and dream but you’re going to have to work hard no matter what you choose. So why not choose what’s going to make you happy and fulfilled. What you truly are. You just have to find what it is.”– Rebecca W., about The Child Inside

“I realize you probably get hundreds of email messages, and I don’t expect mine to stand out any more than anyone else’s would. Your writing, on the other hand, seems to have come into my life at just the right moment. I’ve just read ‘Of A Death…and A Life,’ and while I know they weren’t, your words could have been written for me.” –Christy S.

“Honestly, your writings are written so well and so personally that I’ve never been drawn in by what someone has had to say so much in my life.”– Anne R.

“After reading through this draft I am truly overwhelmed with gratitude for such a meaningful quality product. I believe this book will be a blessing for many people for years to come.”– Ghostwriting Client (name withheld due to confidentiality agreement)

“Linda and I are thankful to Dennis Lowery and his firm’s superb services that enabled us to reach our publication goal, the 53rd anniversary of my graduation from the Naval Academy.”– Frank Gamboa, Captain, USN (Retired)

“I would like to express my deepest appreciation for the unwavering support of my publisher, and friend, Dennis who created an environment in which I was able to explore without boundaries both the idea and practice of becoming a published author. His steady hand, sense of humor, and perspective on life as a Navy veteran were a match for my style from day one. Thank you, Dennis for your partnership, mentoring, and coaching through one of the most challenging years of my career. You inspired me to live and write with the Navy core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.”— Dr. Curtis L. Odom, Ed.D.

“A special thanks to Dennis Lowery. Thank you for your support and guidance through this project; you have helped me make this dream a reality.”– Carisa Bisagno

“My appreciation and thanks also go to Adducent (under their Fortis publishing imprint) for giving an unpublished writer a chance and for the editorial and administrative support they provided.” –Bud Durand

“While writing a book is often a constant journey of starts and stops, Dennis provided the motivation and expertise to get me over my last “stop.” Dennis, understanding the importance of the message the book contained, pressed me to get it out—and provided the ultimate vehicle for my doing so.”– James G. Zumwalt, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.), author BARE FEET – IRON WILL Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields, DOOMDAY Iran, and Living the Juche Lie – North Korea