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After many reader requests and suggestions, I've written a short chapter from the perspective of a character who didn't get his own voice in The Day He Went Away. I've told you why I wrote it, but now there's a new angle. Enjoy! 

Tomatoes. And not just any tomatoes...

First off, let me apologize. I don't normally email twice in a week. (Or month, really). And never in consecutive days. But, I didn't have a choice. Free book days coincided with a blog post where I ask to be your friend, so, I just had to roll with it.  

Moving on...

A few weeks ago a person who read The Day He Went Away reached out to me. We chatted, and soon realized that although we now live across the country from each other, we went to neighboring high schools at the same time.

Say what?!

How's that for coincidence? Must've been...

Alternate ending: The deleted final chapter of The Day He Went Away.

There was never a moment in the last twelve years when I thought I wasn't going to eventually publish this book. 

On September 28, 2004 my best friend Tyler Prewitt was killed while serving in Iraq. I felt the loss the same way I describe Kate as feeling the loss of Eth...

 

You know when you wake up from a dream and you can't stop thinking about it? That's what happened on April 26th, 2014. At 5a.m., of course. I grabbed my phone and wrote down every detail I could remember, including how I felt upon waking. And then I spent the rest of...

I'm a fighter. I'm into perseverance, hard work, and all that jazz. But I also believe in knowing when it's time to fold. There is peacefulness in knowing when you've tried long enough and can accept that it's time to move on. 

And that is why there will not be a s...

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