A few tweaks and edits still need to occur, and the back cover needs some adjusting, but I simply couldn't wait any longer to show you the cover! Finding a model stand-in for an older Perrin Shin was, I was sure, going to be difficult. I needed a tall man with whitening hair and a … Continue reading Book 6 Cover: Flight of the Wounded Falcon, coming in May!
Just as you can learn a lot about a person by what they laugh at, so too can you understand their character by what entertains them. What one watches, reads, puts up on their walls, and pours into their minds will tell you a lot more about someone than what comes out of their mouth. … Continue reading Book 6 teaser–What do you find entertaining?
There are so many laws in the United States—likely many more than 300,000—that no one is sure of just how many. I’m probably breaking a few laws typing in my robe near a window. When I tried to find out how many laws there were in my state (they add an average 300-400 each year), … Continue reading Book 6 Teaser–Just how many laws are you breaking today?
There’s one huge advantage to moving cross-country: knowing that everything you own has to fit in one truck, or it gets left behind. The “There’s no going back for that,” mentality has forced me to evaluate what can be released. Web and Facebook pages of minimalist strategies has helped me to see the clutter I … Continue reading Book 6 Teaser: Toss that past! (Or, how I finally let go of bad 30-year-old paintings and other junk that holds me back)
I wasn’t going to see the new “Beauty and the Beast,” although I’d been looking forward to it ever since it was announced two years ago, because of that “gay factor.” But then I decided to go anyway, because I remembered something: People are not always worth listening to. So here’s this very conservative Christian’s … Continue reading Don’t kill The Beast! I love “Beauty and the Beast” (even though as a conservative Christian I’ve been told to shun it)
I've been trying to find examples where this isn't the case lately, but . . . nope. Perhaps the biggest threat to institutions are those folks who actually spend five minutes thinking about the issues. Most people just deliver a knee-jerk reaction (emphasis on the "jerk") concerning any issue--racing to protest, to complain, to … Continue reading Book 6 Teaser–The one thing those in power fear
We're past the day when we can trust the media and public figures to give us the truth. The world isn't interested in accuracy; it's interested in self-promotion. More and more, those who seek the truth will find themselves in solitary pursuits, but what better cause could there be?
There's the story about a young woman saying happily to her parents on her wedding day, "Now I'm at the end of all my worries!" Her parents glanced at each other said, "True, but she doesn't know which end." That's not to discourage anyone from marriage, but to point out that there's no greater adventure, … Continue reading Book 6 Teaser: Marriage can be the scariest endeavor . . .
Here's my Valentine's treat: the title of Book 6: The current plan is to release in May (thus the nebulous "spring"--gives me some wiggle room). This is the back cover of the book; the front is still in production (ooh, and it's gonna be good!), but a note on this image: if you've read book … Continue reading Title of Book 6, and it’s coming May 2017!