In The Trenches

Last fall, I was interviewed by my friend Tom Morkes, the CEO of Insurgent Publishing and the brains behind TomMorkes.com, where he writes about getting the most out of your creativity and building success through discipline and focused hard work.

In the interview we talk about the journey to becoming a published author, how I got pointed in that direction and why, and the benefits of writing and creativity.

Our discussion just went live, and you can listen to it here. It’s episode #54 of Tom’s In The Trenches podcast, which is a forum that allows Tom to “sit down and have authentic conversations with game-changers, status-quo challengers, and creative insurgents; individuals who write, draw, produce, publish, create, break, build, invent and lead.” (more…)

Doing Work Actually… WORKS!

I’m very excited to report that my second book is now published!

Meat Sandwiches: What REAL Men Eat is Book Two in the How to Steer Your Kid series, and it went live on Amazon yesterday. I had a lot of fun writing this one, and I have to say that seeing two books on my Amazon author page is pretty cool!

Writing books has always been a dream and a goal of mine – but until recently I had simply assumed it was one of those goals that was unattainable – other people wrote books, not me – more qualified, better educated, luckier people than me. I had a long list of such reasons why I couldn’t accomplish the goal myself.

But now, (more…)

The Unapologetic Antivegetarian

Quick update – I’ve been remiss in posting to the site for some time, but I haven’t been completely attached to the couch in my absence… I’ve been working on finishing Book Two in the How to Steer Your Kid trilogy – Meat Sandwiches!

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Screamin’ Sale!

My first book, Jet Screamer: The Pout Before the Storm, is available for sale on Amazon. From now until Saturday, November 8th, it’s on sale for just $0.99!

On Sunday, November 9th, the price will go up to $1.99, and then on December 1st it will go back to its normal price of $2.99. Get a copy while it’s cheap!

In other news, I just wrote a guest post for my friend and fellow author Ernie Dempsey. In it I talk about changing your priorities in order to change your attitude, productivity and happiness. You can check out my post here. Ernie writes cool thrillers and science fiction as well as non-fiction personal development and self-help books. He’s one of the most selfless and thoughtful people I’ve met in a long time – he’s been a huge help to me in getting my writing off the ground, so if you’re looking for a good read, check out Ernie’s work!

Lastly, I’ve started work on the sequel to Jet Screamer!

Volume Two in the How To Steer Your Kid series, Meat Sandwiches, will be released February 28, 2015. Volume Three, How To Steer Your Kid, is set to be released on June 30, 2015. Keep an eye out here for updates!

Jet Screamer is Published!

Jet screamer is finally here! I’m really excited to announce that my first book is finally published and available for sale and download exclusively on Amazon for Kindle readers. Click the cover image in the right sidebar to get it on Amazon!

I have had quite a few people ask me about hard copies – but as of right now, I don’t have any plans to go that route. The cost is a little too high for a short work like Jet Screamer, so it may be better to wait until after all three volumes of the How to Steer Your Kid trilogy are finished, and then release them in a single volume as a paperback.

Check out Jet Screamer now, and if you like it, sign up to follow this site and get updates on volume two – Meat Sandwiches – coming Spring 2015!

Jet Screamer Progress Report, October 23, 2014

With only one week left before the release of my first book, I thought it might be good to give an update on my progress.

Jet Screamer isn’t quite finished yet, but I have passed my word count goal of 25000 words. Now I’m editing and fleshing out the shorter chapters, adding details and cutting out the fluff I don’t need.

I have thirteen working chapter titles. My initial goal was ten, so the extras give me flexibility to include them all in this book or save some for a later volume. If you’re curious, the chapter titles are (in no particular order): (more…)