Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.
– Jane Yolen

Oh yet again, what a crazy time it’s been. I truly was hoping to hit the ground running at the beginning of the year on my writing but illness had another plan. Since right before Christmas, our children, my wife or myself has been under the weather in various ways. One will get better and another will go down. Weather in Kentucky is always a bit crazy (we saw some snow this weekend) but this past winter has done a number to all of us. Helping take care of my children while working my normal job just hasn’t left time to put pen to paper (or digital letters on a Word document). The mind has been a bit muddled with all the late nights and everything else we’ve been through in the past 4-5 months.

But, on a good note, we all seem to be heading towards good health and things are starting to quiet down which means I can get back to writing! I’ve missed it so and cannot wait to return to the world of Why We Start Fires so I can get this story out to everyone to read. I’m still looking at a 2016 release and I hope this time I am able to keep to my release plan.

As a thanks for sticking with me, I’m giving everyone a small glimpse at updated artwork for Why We Start Fires. Although I’ve been a bit too mentally fatigued to write lately, I have been able to dabble with my designs some more and I’m liking how the new artwork is coming along. Enjoy the small sneak peak!


I have lots of plans still to come for 2016:

  • a full redesign of my website
  • Getting back to at least weekly postings on social media
  • A Facebook live Q&A about what it’s like attempting to be a self published author while being a husband, father and working full time (and answer questions you may have about Why We Start Fires)
  • and last but not certainly least, publishing Why We Start Fires

Thanks for sticking with me and I’ll be back to regular updates soon.