My imagination ran wild.
When you’re someone who writes for a living, you take your influences seriously. I graduated from a small high school in the woods of Washington State. There were thirty-six students in my graduating class, and I wanted nothing more than to graduate and play professional football for the Dallas Cowboys. In fact, I was convinced… Read More On the Death of Influences
I recently received these kind and thoughtful words from an old high school friend in response to my book, Through All The Plain. Thank you for taking the time to earnestly read and engage, and for allowing me to share your thoughts with the Internet. So it’s been about 15 years since we spoke. Probably some… Read More Letter From An Old Friend
I received word that my book, Through All The Plain, would be coming out sometime in late April or early May. My excitement, however, increased when my publisher sent me the layout and design last night. I opened the document and thought, Wow, that looks like a real book. My stomach looped and my head lightened.… Read More Mock Up
“Ready?” “Yeah,” they said, squirming beneath the comforter. “Alright.” The room was gray, illuminated by a solitary lamp. “This might be scary.” “We’re never scared,” the elder said. I twined my fingers behind my head and started: “Once upon a time—” “Once upon a time,” the younger parroted. “If I tell a story, you have… Read More Stairwell of the Red-Red Phoenix, A Bedtime Tale