February 14, 2019

The Light That Shines Within You

“Your greatness is revealed not by the lights that shine upon you, but by the light that shines within you.” Ray Davis This is one of […]
February 11, 2019


“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who helped you.” John E. Southard It’s true. I haven’t blogged in some […]
November 25, 2018

What Are You Grateful For?

We Are Now Entering:  That Grateful Time of Year   I’ll bet you noticed it too. It starts on the Thanksgiving holiday. People are happier. They […]
November 21, 2018

A Delightful Discovery

The entire experience of publishing a book is non-stop learning. Some things are fun to learn and some are disappointing. However, there is one part that […]
November 20, 2018

A Run Around The Bases Changes Things Forever

The Archbishop for Santa Fe, John Wester, had an interesting take on baseball. He observed when a baseball player takes a swing, he runs around the […]
October 31, 2018

The Value of Learning

It’s fun to learn something new. Not all the steps are guaranteed to be fun but getting there at the end is the stuff of pride. […]
October 12, 2018

Creating Conflict

Creating Conflict   One of the authors that taught me how to be an author wrote that conflict needed to be on every page. All right, […]
October 11, 2018

The Reader is Number One

Always at the forefront of an author’s mind – the reader   Any time I’ve committed myself to something, I’ve always wanted to do it well. […]
October 9, 2018

Give Yourself Some Credit – Don’t take every piece of advice

Give Yourself Some Credit   I decided to write a book. Naturally, the first step was education. Classes, books, articles – I sponged it all in. […]
September 28, 2018

The Power of Flowers

The Power of Flowers When we see a flower, we don’t think of strength. Yet its simple splendor implants itself in our soul and invigorates us. […]
September 25, 2018

Forming the Habit

Keep on Writing…How?   You have to go to work. You have to work out. You have to clean the house. You have to pay the […]
July 19, 2018

You Have a Story Struggling to Erupt Out of Your Brain…What Do You Do?

I know the feeling. It’s like an itch. A story keeps flaring up, it wants to burst forth into the world. And only you can make […]
June 27, 2018

Why in the World Did I Write a Novel?

I wanted to write something positive, hopeful, and inspirational. So I wrote a story about murder. It all started in 1995.  I went on a bike […]
June 5, 2018

The best way to receive joy is to give it away

I was tired of it. Tired of watching hate unfold on TV and spill into my home. Tired of the non-stop negativity. And I didn’t care […]
June 5, 2018

Give yourself some credit

I decided to write a book. Naturally, the first step was education. Classes, books, articles – I sponged it all in. There are so many resources […]