Why I Started Writing:
I started writing in junior high because it was in me and had to come out. I wrote because I loved it and found I was good at it. I wrote to give my life a greater sense of meaning in a world that lacked it. After becoming a follower of Christ, I’ve written to express the meaning I’ve found.
Authors Who Have Influenced Me:
Ernest Hemingway—the first one I imitated when in junior high.
Khaled Hosseini—who writes so well I feel as if I’ve lived in his story world.
Paolo Coelho—just one book, The Alchemist, that most inspired me to write fiction.
Malcolm Gladwell—the best and most engaging research journalist of our generation.
Philip Yancey—the best Christian research journalist and nonfiction writer of our generation.
C.S. Lewis—who combined storybook creativity with towering analytical intellect.
Books I Have Written:
Armed for Battle: A Balanced Approach to Spiritual Warfare. Beacon Hill, 2001.
When God Bursts In: Revival Then and Now. Beacon Hill, 2005.
Prayer Power: 30 Days to a Stronger Connection with God. Revell, 2009; EA Books, 2016.
Inked for Eternity: Living in the Light of Heaven on Earth, 2015.
Short Stories for the Soul. Self-published, 2014.
What I'm Working On Now:
Wind. A novel in which Sabien of Oakridge pursues two improbable life dreams, but as he attains them, they begin to destroy each other.
Freedom Unchained. A full-length screenplay, where in 1830 Jamaica, a troubled man buys a female slave, and the two redeem each other against all odds during the greatest slave uprising of the British Empire.
I also rewrite, coach, and edit many other authors’ works.