Too Much to be Happy for…

Well, not too much. But a whole heck of a lot. #1. Check out my new cover art for Straight Into Darkness! #2. My family and friends. #3. My readers/fans. #4. A new novella: Toils and Snares     #5. Wrote new words today, though I cut more than I wrote. #6....

One Tin Soldier pre-order and other updates…

I’ve released another short story, One Tin Soldier on Amazon as a pre-release. I’m experimenting with the marketing tools available to KDP select so I can decide what to use for my next novel. Here’s the cover art for One Tin Soldier. I created the...

Goals, Humility and Reality…

Well, what have I accomplished as I wind down toward going back to my day job as a high school English teacher?  I’ve written more than 25 words all but 3 of the last 70 days. I’ve averaged 546 words. I only hit 2000 words of fiction on one of those days,...

Why write a book for an audience that doesn’t read?

From 1999 to 2012 I taught at small alternative schools. One of the challenges as an English teacher is finding books that can hook students who did not grow up reading. Most students have one book that they read and loved: The Giver, Of Mice and Men, The Lion, the...

Ladies and Gentlemen, Class of 2014. Sunscreen. Really!

Notes from a Commencement Address to Windward High School’s Class of 2014. Ladies and Gentlemen, Class of 2014. Sunscreen. Really What is Rob known for? Not throwing things away? Recycling? So the best way to offer advice? Recycle it. Borrow from the best. So,...