6 Things That Have My Attention This Week

What has my attention this week? Reading: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Obviously, I’m far behind the times in reading this American classic. Honestly, despite its hyper-beloved status (or perhaps because of it?), what I was expecting was something pretty on-the-nose and preachy. What I wasn’t expecting was this vibrant, energetic, honest, moving, incredibly […]

What My Very First Writing Desk Looked Like

Ah, my first desk. I suppose I feel about it like most teenage boys feel about their first cars. Recently, I was digging through old family photo albums (you know, the non-digitized kind) in search of something I wanted for my upcoming course How to Write Amazing Character Arcs. While in the midst of all those […]

6 Things I’m Watching, Eating, Listening To This Week

What has my attention this week? Book: Life Support by Candace Calvert When I want a cozy romance, Calvert’s medical dramas are my go-to. As a nurse herself, she does one thing I always appreciate in authors: she sucks me effortlessly into the minutiae of another world. Her Texas settings, in general, are always really […]

Like My Fiction? Here Are 5 Other Authors You Should Try

Need something new to read? I just finished first-round edits on my historical superhero work-in-progress Wayfarer, but it will be awhile before it comes out and I can share it with you. In the meantime, I thought I’d point you toward some of my favorite authors. As a writer, I’m always trying to write the kind […]

6 Things That Have My Attention This Week

What has my attention this week? Book: Into the Fire by Kim Vandel Here’s another one of my fellow semi-finalists for the Realm Award, and I love it! Christian YA superhero fiction. The first-person narrator starts out as a girl with low self-esteem issues, which all too often is code for: whiny. But not here. Vandel handles the […]

A Sneak Peek at My Historical Superhero Novel Wayfarer

Last week, I finished off my first round of edits on my historical superhero work-in-progress Wayfarer. This book has been a wild roller coaster for the last couple of years I’ve been outlining and writing it. It was a tough one to write, mainly for personal reasons, but I had so much fun editing it. As many […]

6 Things I’m Watching, Listening To, Eating This Week

What has my attention this week? Book: Shadow Heart by J. L. Lyon I was lucky enough to have my dieselpunk aviation-adventure Storming nommed for the Realm Makers’ Christian speculative fiction award. Naturally, I had to take a look at some of the other books that were nominated. This one was up for the sci-fi category (Storming is […]

The Ultimate Shelfie: What’s in My Bookcase?

As you may know if you’ve watched any of my videos, my bookcase is my go-to background for photos and videos. A few weeks ago, when I posted its pic in the background of my successful editing celebration (below), someone asked for a bookshelf tour. Request granted! The Bookshelf First off, the bookshelf itself. When […]

6 Things That Have My Attention This Week

What has my attention this week? Book: The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherford Edward Rutherford’s London was my top fiction read of 2015. It was a tour de force of a historical ride, interweaving multiple stories over the course of England’s legendary history. It was the book that finally helped me get my head around the geography […]

Want Exclusive Access to New Books? Become a Super Reader!

There are fans of my fiction and there are fans of my fiction. If you’re one of the latter, then this exclusive Super Reader group is just for you! You guys are why I do what I do, and I want to create a special “street team” group that will give you early access to my […]