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Hey Don: The Days of Don Simkovich

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Stone Cold Crime Stories

Writing was my way of heading into the thick of the action

Don Simkovich sitting in front of laptop outdoors.

I was in early grade school when the NBC Nightly News splashed videos and images of the Vietnam War across the television screen. My parents were typically busy upstairs while I watched in our basement’s family room.

What intrigued me was how journalists could cover fights in the jungle and…

Good money waits if you learn the game and manage the people

Officiating high school or club youth sports and adult leagues is a side hustle that can cover your car payment each year, add to your savings account, and serve as a nice second income. Sports officials are in demand across the country and they get up close with the action…

Detective Tom Stone trails a suspected drug dealer and gets caught in a shootout


Chapter Five

Traffic got heavier near the malls with the theaters and restaurants. Stone wondered if Stacey was waiting for him to call. A movie with her would have to wait.

Several minutes passed and by the time he pulled up a unit was already there. He parked, got out, and walked…

Don Simkovich, MA

Don is co-author of the Tom Stone Detective novels on Amazon and writes content for businesses. Visit /

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