Fear Is Only Ear To Ear

July 28th, 2017|

I loathe cowardice; but I am afraid of heights. I experience self loathing every time I trek to anywhere above 5 thousand feet. But I do climb with [...]

Lisp Bigot: How my lisp turned me into a public speaker

July 20th, 2017|

“ He has a (pause) lisp, I think.” I have said this, one eye closed in concentration as I scrutinize the talking head I am observing on TV. [...]

Calvinists Can’t Meditate . . .?

July 18th, 2017|

I was raised by a couple of list driven Calvinists. They didn’t mean to be Calvinists; in fact they rejected Calvinism because it made them feel guilty. But [...]

Writers’ Golden Rule And Other Lessons I learned From My Launch

July 6th, 2017|

Every writer dreams of a book signing. It is payback for all the time spent writing in obscurity. It is the essence of being done with writing a [...]

Why I Write

June 14th, 2017|

Why I Write For me being a writer is organic and not a choice. The need to tell stories was in place long before I became aware of [...]

Summer Dying

September 20th, 2016|

“Summer, you can feel it dying.” This is the opening sentence to Jerry Spinelli’s Space Station Seventh Grade. I use it at the beginning of the school year [...]

Writing in a voice different from my own

September 17th, 2016|

I am heading my greatest fear off at the pass, fear of being called a fraud. It’s hard to be called a fraud when you write fiction. Fiction’s [...]

How I chose my cover.

September 14th, 2016|

American Family, my debut novel, is the story of two men, Richard Lawson and Michael Elson, struggling to gain custody of their biological daughter, Brady, who is in [...]

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