Skip to content

I am celebrating my tenth anniversary in publishing today! On July 14, 2009, I published my first novel, Something Missing, with Broadway Books, a division of Doubleday, thus making a seemingly impossible dream come true. I can still remember walking into the now-defunct Borders Books and seeing my book on the shelf for the first…

Read More

My wife was checking out books at the library when a woman stepped up beside her and handed Unexpectedly, Milo to the adjacent librarian. “That’s my husband’s book,” Elysha said. “What?” the woman asked. “What?” the librarian asked. “That’s my husband’s book,” she repeated. “He wrote it.” “He did?” the woman said. “He did?” the…

Read More

I’m often asked where I get my ideas for books, which is an understandable but impossible question to answer. There is no well of ideas. There is no secret formula. There is no one answer to that question, as much as fledgling writers seem to want there to be. Simply put, I hear something. I…

Read More

Once you publish a book, you never know where it will go. A friend found a copy of my second novel, Unexpectedly, Milo, in a second hand store last week. I can’t help but wonder about it’s journey from bookstore to secondhand store. Where was it originally bought? How was it chosen? Did a kindly…

Read More

There is nothing wrong with taking pride in one’s accomplishments. I am proud of my fifteen year teaching career, which includes a Teacher of the Year honor. I am proud of my publishing career, which includes three novels that have been published in more than 25 countries worldwide. I’m proud of the way that we…

Read More