I’ve been writing as long as I can remember. I started out hunting and pecking jibberish on an old Remington typewriter, and now I use an overheated MacBook Pro on the verge of becoming an antique itself.
In many ways this blog is a concession to modern times. I’m an ink and paper kind of guy in a digital world. My house is full of “real” ink and paper books, but I’ve personally never been able to hammer out a deal with New York City publishers, so, ironically, the books I’ve written are all digital editions. That makes me one of those self-publishing guerilla-writer types, so the internet is my jungle, for better or worse. (You can read my take on the current state of publishing here on the blog.)
I’m interested in reviving the old arts. “Real” handmade books and hand-written journals, the kind people look at you funny for whipping out in a coffeeshop. I’d like to do my part to make that more commonplace. My articles about journaling are also on the blog, including “What to Write in your Fancy Schmancy Journal.”
I’d like to see my books in print as much as many of the readers that frequently ask me for them, but I also want to offer those books at a competitive price. Right now sixteen bucks for a paperback isn’t doing anybody a favor, and I’d make less off each copy to boot. I’m still working on some exciting ideas for publishing my books in print, and I promise you’ll be the first to know when they’re ready to ship.
I’m not going to belabor you here with lists and links to my books; there are plenty of those festooning the blog. There are more important things to know about me, like the fact that being a follower of Jesus has ramifications for everything I do as a writer. I haven’t always been a Christian, and I’ve written some pretty gritty and profane stories in the past, as I’m sure you’ll notice, and I’m still figuring out what to do with those, how being a Christian should order my method of writing fiction.
Besides all that, I’m married, I live in Virginia near the mountains where I like to ramble, and I have an adopted greyhound named Ginger. I think that about sums it up.