The First Step is the Hardest

There are many variations of the quote, but the essential meaning I’d like to convey is this; “The first step is the hardest.” I’m intimately aware of this fact.  I smoked cigarettes for years.   It was something I inherited from my parents, who had both begun smoking in an age when smoking was considered cool … Continue reading The First Step is the Hardest

Sneak Peek of “The Fury of the Bear”!!

         Get a sneak peek at The Fury of the Bear below, and don't forget to buy your copy today!           For now, Virgil had done all he could do.  His emotions pestered him, fighting their way into his consciousness and screaming to be heard.  His knowledge and expertise with life and death held his emotions … Continue reading Sneak Peek of “The Fury of the Bear”!!

Book Available in Paperback!

I could not be more excited to announce that The Fury of the Bear is now available to order in paperback.  Just go to the Morton Design Works website and click the "store" link to order.  So many people have helped me realize this dream and I deeply appreciate all of the love and support.  … Continue reading Book Available in Paperback!

Book Available on Kindle

I am so excited to announce you can now get The Fury of the Bear downloaded to your Kindle device! You can also download to your iPhone, iPod Touch or PC as well. Go to, then search The Fury of the Bear. Check back soon for updates on seeing Virgil "Bear" Ryan in print!

Cover Jacket – The Fury of the Bear

Well, I figured I'd put some of my education to good use and design the cover jacket for my book.  I don't mind saying so myself, I like simplicity.  But I think it has some emotional impact.  Do you agree?  To all of you who love and support me, my deepest gratitude.  Cheers!

The Fury of the Bear

“Hope all is well!  I’m gearing up for the release of my book on Amazon.  Thought I’d give you the tag/description.  Enjoy!!”  When Bear Ryan and his mountain rescue team are approached by a beautiful and mysterious woman for a salvage job in the Andes Mountains, the recovery of a piece of paper at the … Continue reading The Fury of the Bear


First, thank you for visiting the main writing blog for Morton Design Works.  This site will feature short stories and poetry, as well as news relating to events and releases for Morton Design Works products.  Check back often, and please feel free to participate.  I’ll try and respond to any inquiries or questions in a … Continue reading Literature