Writing / Faith

I firmly believe writing is now an exercise in faith for me. Would I have said this 5 years ago? … But the more time I log at a desk, ideas hit me, I see something greater at work. What strengthens you? In Greek, the root word for faith, offers us both a noun –…
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Secret Places

verse taken from Jer. 23:24 Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them? No. This isn’t the voice of Amazon. Although that sentiment rings true for many of us, when we think of some all-knowing, all-seeing omnipotence. America is seeing a trend towards more than just commercialism, idolatry, and self-worship. We,…
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Join me this weekend!

Friday, 4/26 – Saturday, 4/27 in Bowling Green, KY The middle grade and young adult events will take place on Friday, 4/26. There will be panel discussions and time to ask authors questions. (I’ll be co-hosting a session on YA writing at 11am.) Then, Saturday, 4/27, you will have plenty of time to get copies…
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7 Things a NEW Dad Learns

Angry crying is the wellspring of life. – Anonymous As a mid-30s male jumping into the foray of parenthood, I’ve witnessed things my 20-year-old self would’ve ran from. For family members & friends wondering where I’ve been – I’m still alive.* *No matter what the suffocating mound of Pampers, Huggies, disinfectant wipes, and empty Enfamil…
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REMEMBERING SHERRY

I distinctly remember Dad telling me he’d met someone in the fall of ’92. Fresh from the battlefield of divorce, I was skeptical of anything good ever happening again to a seven-year-old. She lived an hour north of us in a community called Eubank. I felt the strain of my boat coming unmoored from its…
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Independent

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You’ve always had it and I wanted it so badly the Spirit and independence to make a baby coo and scare a poacher all in the same breath You brought neighbors closer and shied away from false prophets I admired the heart you gave to others without ever asking for anything And seeing your Spirit…
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April 26-27th, 2019

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I’m pleased to share that I’ll be attending the 2019 SOKY Book Fest in Bowling Green, Kentucky. More details are available on their site. There will be so many exciting writers there, including Bluegrass Writers Studio alums Eliot Parker & Tasha Cotter! I hope to see you there. -Brian
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Baby Book Underway

Dear Readers: 2019 has started strong, and I have a new story underway. It’s a baby book with children’s illustrations. The ever-so-skilled Katerina Dotneboya (Pokeweed artist) has agreed to do artwork on this venture. It’s an ocean tale complete with critters and vivid, seafaring imagery. Be on the lookout for updates regarding this and other exciting…
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