Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Samuel is home :)

I heard his voice late Friday night, and suddenly there he was in my bedroom! Home for a week-long Spring Break. What a nice surprise.

Saturday night we went to Mighty Quinn for BBQ, followed by donuts at The Donut Pub.

There is nothing like BBQ, donuts, and love.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Dear Samuel and Ethan

Love is good.

Don't give up on it.

Don't be cynical about it.

Don't worry about getting hurt.

Embrace it.

Work at it.

Be grateful for it.

Pass it on.

Sunday, February 25, 2018


I've already posted five pics of my trip on Facebook. Everyone is like, yeah, we get it, you went to Cayman.

Oh, but I have more.

Everything you need to know:

1. The sand is powdery.

2. The water is calm and clear.

3. My traveling companion is kind, silly, and adventurous.

4. Cars drive on the wrong side of the road, my steering wheel is on the wrong side of my car, and I keep accidentally turning on my windshield wipers every time I try to use my turn signal.

5. I still have to work on weekdays. I just don't take pics of that.

6. I've been happy in my life, and I've been sad. Happy is better.

7. Ethan and Bailey do not miss me. (But I miss them.)

8. Yes, I am the man.

Monday, February 19, 2018

The latest

The cover art for How to Become a Knight is done. Pub date is August 7. Here's a link to the blurb on the publisher's site.

I'm actually way behind on my writing, so I don't want to get lulled into a false sense of progress--everything coming out in 2018-19 was written three years ago. I have to keep feeding the pipeline with new manuscripts or there will be nothing in 2020!

In the meantime, Samuel is home for the long weekend. It's nice having an apartment full of boys (including Bailey).

Last but not least, Jo and I are going to Cayman later this week--tacking a weekend mini-vacation onto a business trip.

Now let's see if I can spend the next two hours writing something!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


I know, I look like I'm in a magazine ad for cholesterol medication.

But we had fun.