Even in the midst of terrible disasters, we can point to the smoke and wreckage and see hope—and in so doing "touch the face of God."
My new novel opens with what I can only describe as a dark, gloomy, and near-hopeless situation. It begins with a newborn baby boy being abandoned in a cemetery—left to die on a cold, October night. But he doesn't die, and I'll tell you why.
After years of working on several different versions of my novel, and after six months of GRUELING work (seriously, this was the most challenging creative endeavor of my life) it's published! And I'm giving the Kindle Edition away for FREE on December 15 and 16 (today and tomorrow). I'm doing this for two reasons: #1 … Continue reading I’m Giving You My New Novel for FREE
Last week, I announced that I am finally publishing my first fiction novel on October 7th of this year. Today, I'm going to give you a sneak peak at some of the cover art (created by the exceptionally talented Howard Lyon), followed by some additional information about the book. Now, given the expression on this raven's face, you might … Continue reading A Sneak Peak at My New Book!
You may have noticed that I haven't blogged much the past couple of months. I've put a lot of things on hold to chase a dream I've had for twenty years. Only now I'm done chasing it—it's on the brink of coming true! On October 7th, I will publish my first fiction novel. I've been working on … Continue reading BIG ANNOUNCEMENT – October 7!
After nearly two months of complete radio silence, I am happy to announce my triumphant return—and I come bearing gifts!! First of all, why the silence? Well, my wife and I had to work through a couple of heavy things and it took up a lot of our time and energy. (Don't worry, we are fine—no … Continue reading You, Unstuck – My NEW eBook!
Last month, I had the incredible opportunity to speak at TEDx in Sarasota, Florida. The title of my talk was "Books Don't Create Movements, Movements Create Books." In my presentation, I shared some ideas on how to start a movement that will help you achieve your dreams (and I even reveal my own childhood dream...) I am deeply … Continue reading My TEDx Talk – Books Don’t Create Movements…
Exciting news! I will be speaking at the NAMI conference in Salt Lake City on Friday, November 14th. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Utah’s mission is to ensure the dignity and improve the lives of those who live with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy. This year's conference … Continue reading I’m Speaking at NAMI!
So, I'm an introvert. And if you know me really well, then you'll know that I prefer gardening over socializing, and writing over speaking. On top of that, I would much rather be behind the camera than in front of it. With that in mind, my publisher—Berrett-Koehler Publishers—is hosting an "Ask Me Anything" webinar on … Continue reading Awesome/Terrifying News!