It’s been twenty years.

It’s been twenty years.

I thought about writing something pertaining to pop culture today like I usually do, but that just didn’t feel appropriate. It’s been twenty years since the attack of 9/11. At the time, I was just nine years old–a fourth grader in Mr. Keeler’s...
I quit my job to be a full-time author

I quit my job to be a full-time author

Yeesh. Well, here we go. For over a year, I worked at a company that I enjoyed a lot. It sold a product that I believe in, taught me a ton about my profession, and introduced me to a lot of new friends. It was kind of the perfect place to work. So why did I leave?...
August 2021 Writing Update

August 2021 Writing Update

Awakened – ~57,000 words, approximately 1/2 of first draft July was a productive month! Still had the chance to go back and edit some things that I had written before, but mostly it was a chance to move forward. On some days, I steamrolled and wrote as much as...
August 2021 Writing Update

July 2021 Writing Update

Awakened – ~39,000 words, approximately 1/3 of first draft Things are coming together. On the surface, it looks like I only wrote 4,000 words over the last month, but a lot of what’s been done has actually been rewrites. I began rehashing things from...
My free speech was attacked in second grade

My free speech was attacked in second grade

I was censored for the first time when I was eight years old. It was the first time my writing broke boundaries. Pushed limits. Made someone uncomfortable. And for it, I was scolded and disciplined. Has my soul ever recovered? Well, if it had, I wouldn’t really...
My friend, Russ.

My friend, Russ.

Let me tell you about Russ. He’s a kind soul, a hard worker, a Phoenix Suns fan, and one of my good friends. We both met when we were serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Boston. We connected because we had a mutual love for...