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How Quentin Tarantino, Gillian Flynn and Nora Ephron helped me finish my book

My latest book Love, Or Something Like It just came out. Here’s what I knew I would need for it to succeed:

  • Authentic characters
  • Complex story arc
  • Believable dialogue

This was was my third time at writing a piece of fiction, so I wasn’t sweating it as much as I did with my first two books. Then I remembered how hard it is to actually write and finish a book, let alone make it something of which you can be truly proud. Read the rest of this entry »

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Book #3 is near!

Third time’s the charm, right? Beyond excited to announce my latest passion project. To be released worldwide (paperback and Kindle via Amazon) in September. Read the rest of this entry »

In Praise of #ThreeFictionalCharacters

There are lots of Facebook trends. They’re all fun to watch and follow. For example:

  • Ice Bucket Challenge
  • Love Your Spouse Challenge
  • 30-Day Thankfulness Challenge
  • “If you agree with this, share it. If you don’t, you’re not supportive of [insert cause]

These are all awesome and trendy, but I never really have been enticed to participate. However, there’s a recent one that I can’t help but love: #ThreeFictionalCharacters. Read the rest of this entry »

Book Blog Tour for Charades

It has been a whirlwind since the release of Charades, and an awesome one at that! I think the most exciting part of this journey is to hear people’s responses to the story, so it has been fun to talk with my readers after they finish the book. Read the rest of this entry »

Charades: Initial Reviews

It has been an exciting few weeks following the release of Charades. Combined with the joy/fear that comes with releasing one’s work to the world, there’s the anticipation of hearing how it has been received. Read the rest of this entry »

Book Release!

After four long years, Charades is finally completed.

 

 

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Let the storytelling begin!

 

 

Back Of The Book

Layer by layer, closer and closer to the June release.

The Unveil…

Coming soon to an Amazon bookstore near you (i.e., everywhere).

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Novel #2: Coming Soon.

Four years later, I’m happy I can finally say the following.

  • Manuscript = complete.
  • Cover art = finalized.

Stay tuned for title, cover and back-of-the-book posts!

Lament for Sundays

Sunday was my favorite day.

We had the liberty of sleeping in. Taking turns, rather. One of us would get up with our (almost) two-year-old daughter while the other slept for an hour, and then we would trade. We then enjoyed breakfast together as a family, got dressed and headed to church.

Once there, we greeted the familiar faces and settled into our seats. We sang songs, listened to the sermon and were filled with hope. We would occasionally squeeze each other’s hand, make eye contact and smile. We smiled because we had a secret that few knew of. A beautiful secret that was growing inside my wife. Each Sunday, we marked one more week of development, and marked one less week until we met this little miracle.

Sunday was the best day. Read the rest of this entry »