Sharing a good story is a gift . Sharing the gospel is a blessing.
I'm inspired by many things - music, Scripture, a photograph, nature, history - and I enjoy crafting stories and telling them.
Genre and style? Strictly fiction. I go rather "wide," but the stories are grounded - I do a ton of research. I write succinctly, hence my stories read quickly, but I inject subtle content that lingers long after the last page is turned. There's a distinctive aftertaste. I want to be entertaining and "real," but I won't use graphic violence or sex for shock.
At the end of the day, my job is to write and publish good stories. The story is the cake. The icing, if you will, is the never-changing, eternally-significant great news of the gospel, and each book has just the right amount of sweet icing. I hope you will read and share both!
I like a good pen and a great cover. I love a well-crafted phrase that fits into a good story. A book is like a song and sharing it is an act of worship. It's like breathing.
I write for joy.
". . . if we do not lift Him up, the rocks will cry out."
I've been a writer all my life, but only recently became a published author. I have a lot of good stories to tell!
A few of my career stops along the way have included golf professional (2 hole-in-ones aren't good enough); insurance broker (I made millions and was miserable); home builder (lost the millions); developer (want to buy some land?); fly-fishing guide/shop and live-in general store owner/manager (fun, but my children need to eat); saw-mill manager (I escaped with all my hands and feet intact); and Salvage Supervisor for Habitat for Humanity (3 years is enough - my body couldn't take the pounding). So . . . now I plan to write/publish and proclaim the gospel the rest of my days on earth. I have no regrets.
I want to stay connected with my readers to see what they like and don't like, but writing takes time. I'm sure you're busy, too!
Since I'm a rather prolific contributor on Facebook - rather than blogging here and trying to be in two places at once - let's meet there! I want you to join me on this journey!
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