October 19, 2021 San Agustin, New Mexico Rubik watched the yellow cloud of dust on the horizon drawing closer to them, the lone rider on his brown horse galloping fiercely across the New Mexico high desert like out of some western. “Look at him,” Rubik said, staring at the distant figure of Eli through … More Short Story: “Deal With the Devil”
This was a busy weekend. Last night I played Santa. I mean, literal Santa, with the white beard, extra padding and red suit. I was Santa at our University Christmas party. I was nervous beforehand, but it ended up being loads of fun. Some of the kids got up in my lap, no problem. Some … More Turning the Page
In case you haven’t been keeping up with my latest news, I had a book come out December 1. It’s called The Key of Solomon, and I think it’s pretty good. But one of the harsh realities I’ve learned in writing books is that you can’t just write books and expect the public to beat … More Signing Books Is Tiring Work
We’re in Dead Week, the last week of classes at Southwestern Adventist University, before final exams begin next Monday. It’s been a light semester for me, and I have taken advantage of it to launch one book and work on the eventual launch of another in March. In addition, next semester looks to be a … More Dead Week
These are busy days for all of us, I know. We just got done with Thanksgiving, we’re gearing up for Christmas. We’re making our Christmas lists and checking them twice. In my neck of the woods, I am down to the last two weeks of classes, and then we have final exams, so there’s that. … More Last Day, First Day
I used to tell my students, “The difference between a professional and an amateur is that a professional gets paid.” Well, yes and no. But it’s not that simple. To explain myself, let me tell you about my fence. When we moved to Texas in 1998, we had a fence on one side of our … More The Professional versus The Amateur
I know you are busy getting ready for Turkey Day, but I wanted to share that I have a giveaway going on at Goodreads. The official launch date for The Key of Solomon is fast approaching, and I am giving away five signed copies of the book through Goodreads. I’m really excited about the book … More Giveaway!