I am a university professor and a published author and writer. My books include: 52 Things to Do on Sabbath, four books in the Shoebox Kids children’s series, If Tomorrow Comes and Not My Son, Lord. These days, when I can find time for creative pursuits away from the university, I am trying to make the leap from Christian to secular fiction. I have several projects in the works, including a retelling of Pilgrim’s Progress set in post-apocalyptic America, a tongue-in-cheek satirical look at how the church today struggles to deal with the real world entitled Amish vs. Vampires, and several other more serious projects. Beyond writing, my interests are Jesus, my wife and family, kayaking, the Oakland Raiders, computer games, reading, and fixing things around the house.