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Want a free copy of my book? Just tell me a quick story!

Do you love free stuff? If so, you came to the right place blog.

Tell me about the best thing you’ve been given for free, and you’ll have a chance to win a signed copy of my novel, Eastbound Sailing.

Yes, it’s that easy! Read the rest of this entry »

Happy moment: Featured in hometown newspaper.

I had just come back from a brutal run with a buddy yesterday when I checked my phone and saw that someone had left a voice message. It was my mom.

“Hey Todd, just wanted to let you know that you’re the paper!”

I expected a small press release announcing the book release. What I saw, though, was a full feature. Read the rest of this entry »

Character reflection: Aiden Lawrence.

Aiden Lawrence is one frustrating fellow.

I always loved the name Aiden as a possible name for my future son (disclaimer: I am not expecting a child right now). When I started writing Eastbound Sailing two years ago, it began as a letter to my future son. Warning him about what he might experience. Dreaming about the person he’ll become.

The concept was great. Then it got frustrating. Read the rest of this entry »

So, that book? It’s out today.

After two exciting, challenging and grueling years, Eastbound Sailing is finally available for order on Amazon.

Thanks for all the help and encouragement along this journey so far. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead.

The end is (hopefully) near.

Reviewing the proof. So thrilling to finally hold this journey in my hands.

Unveiling of…*drum roll*…the book cover!

I uploaded my files to Lightning Source yesterday and am now waiting for a physical proof, which will be my final round of edits. Come August, Eastbound Sailing will be released to the world *shudder*. More details to come. For now, here’s the “author’s note” from inside the novel along with the *cover: Read the rest of this entry »