I write inspirational fiction with an edge. I want people to finish my stories saying, “Awesome book!” and, “Yes. I can do this life thing too.”
As a middle schooler, Jack London’s Call of the Wild grabbed me by the neck and never let go—I was hooked on great fiction, particularly action adventure with anything wild. Later, J. R. R. Tolkien introduced me to amazing fantasy, and later still, C. S. Lewis initiated me into awesome stories in Christian allegory that infused me with real-world hope
After 20 years as an independent insurance agent, complications of glaucoma forced me out of the business world. And yet, God provided miraculously in so many ways. Following a year of adaptive training through Vision Loss Resources, I entered Bethel Seminary and graduated Magna Cum Laude with an M.Div. degree in 2005. Since then, I help people find hope through volunteering at Freshwater Community Church. There, I serve on the sermon team and write small group bible studies.
Now, I combine my passion for studying and teaching God’s word with my passion for compelling fiction. I get so energized when my readers share how these stories excite, encourage, and help them find hope. Book 3 of the Intense Series, CHASE, is finished and scheduled for release early in 2018. I’m eagerly eying Book 4 in the series, HYDE—something to do with modern day pirates . . .
Other Fun Facts
- My short stories have been published in Cadet Quest, Splickety, Havok, and Partners magazines, and I won the 2012 Phoenix Rattler Fiction Contest (Young Adult Category).
- Living in the suburbs of Minneapolis with my wife, Linda, I like tandem biking on the awesome trails around here, with occasional double kayak excursions in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”.
- I enjoy our six adult children, their spouses, and eleven grandchildren. “Grandpa, tell us another story,” is music to my ears, no matter how low the embers in the fireplace have burned.
- And yes, I still twiddle my hair when pondering another wrinkle in my latest dreamer boy story.