27 Reasons to Buy Any Book, Some of Which Apply Even if You Hate the Author

By | March 8th, 2017|Books, Fiction, Funny Stuff|

There are many reasons to buy a book. Here are 27 of them: You have high hopes that a particular book might be the book that will change your life. You like the other things the author has written. You read an excerpt from the book and liked it. You [...]

My 17-Year Journey to a Book Deal (or, Keep Going)

By | August 11th, 2016|Books, Fiction, Identity, On Writing|

This is me rocking a spike, oversized glasses, and headphones that are either playing "You Can't Touch This" or "Go West Young Man." Also, that's either an Ocean Pacific or Bugle Boys sleeveless T because, obviously, who covers up guns like that? But even then, I cared most about [...]

Seven Things You Should Know About the Sequel to “The Day the Angels Fell”

By | June 3rd, 2015|Books, Fiction|

Sometime this week, I'll do it. I'll open up the Scrivener file for the sequel to The Day the Angels Fell and I'll start the next round of revisions. Of course, I still have normal, paying projects to work on so I'll be doing these revisions in the early or [...]

Help Me Title My Next Book

By | April 20th, 2015|Books, Fiction|

I've finished the first draft of the sequel to The Day the Angels Fell and I'd love your input on the title. I understand that you have no idea what the book is about yet, but would you answer four questions for me? 1 - Which title do you like [...]

The Day the Angels Fell on sale for $3.99

By | January 16th, 2015|Books, Fiction|

My main blog posts are still going to be on Mondays, but I thought I'd drop a quick line here for those of you who I only connect with through this blog. The Kindle version of my novel, The Day the Angels Fell, is on sale today for $3.99. A [...]

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Why I’m Almost Speechless (or, The Official Launch of “The Day the Angels Fell”)

By | December 18th, 2014|Books, Fiction|

I started blogging sometime in January, 2010. Five years ago. And in that time I made some great friends in this rather incredible place called the Internet. And I found some pretty loyal readers. Some of you have walked alongside Maile and I and our kids through those really difficult [...]

Stop Listening To Those Voices. Create.

By | December 14th, 2014|A Contemplative Life, Fiction, Identity, On Writing|

A friend of mine posted this on her FB page last night. She received her book! They're making their way into the world, and I'm in two minds about that. I spent over two hours in the post office on Friday mailing nearly 200 copies of The Day the [...]