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Teaching at 2016 Storymakers Conference

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 @ 6:21 pm | Comments Off

  I've been invited to teach two classes at the 2016 LDStorymakers Conference being held in Provo, UT the first weekend of May. I've always heard good things about it. Whether or not you are LDS, you can register and attend the conference. Since it's primarily for... Read More

A thought for this week

Monday, November 16th, 2015 @ 2:04 pm | Comments Off

Thanks to the fantastic Kindle Daily Deal e-mails, I recently picked up the e-book version of Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, authors of Freakonomics and it gave me a lot to think about. There is a passage in their original book that made me... Read More

What’s next?

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 @ 5:30 pm | 6Comments

Today is Pub Day for Book 2 of the new Covenant of Muirwood series- CIPHERS OF MUIRWOOD. This is the fastest cadence I've ever released a book series and you can expect more of this in the future. The final book in the trilogy will come out in October. Question... Read More

Author Appearances

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 @ 11:31 am | 1Comments

So today is the launch day of Banished of Muirwood, the first book in the Covenant of Muirwood series and the first of three books that will be published back-to-back, one per month. I'm super excited that 47North was willing to try a new publishing cadence like this. I hope you... Read More

Cover Reveal – The Void of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood Book 3)

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 @ 6:14 pm | 1Comments

So here is the final artwork for the last book in the new Covenant of Muirwood trilogy. I love how the covers in this series turned out. My compliments and appreciation to French artist Magali Villeneuve on these amazing covers. Didn't she do an amazing job? I'm so excited that... Read More

Violin Strings of the heart

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 @ 5:13 pm | Comments Off

I don't often plug books or movies or TV shows but I really had to on this one. My family has been captured by "When Calls the Heart". Even my eight year-old cub scout sneaks in to watch it too, and don't get me started on the "shipping" my girls do with the cast. I'm... Read More

Cover Reveal – The Ciphers of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood Book 2)

Monday, June 8th, 2015 @ 4:20 pm | Comments Off

I'm always fascinated by the process of producing a book and the numerous people involved. For example, I learned this morning that the audiobook recording for Banished of Muirwood began today. I also received the final cover art for Book 2: The Ciphers of Muirwood. Let's just say, I'm thrilled! (There is... Read More

Cover Reveal – The Banished of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood Book 1)

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 @ 5:08 pm | 1Comments

In my last post, I revealed the cover art to the new graphic novel (The Lost Abbey). Now I'm pleased to be able to reveal the cover art to the first novel of the new Covenant of Muirwood trilogy. When 47North first sent me the original black-and-white sketch, my first thought... Read More

Cover Reveal – Muirwood: The Lost Abbey graphic novel!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 @ 5:07 pm | 6Comments

I have been waiting for months to be able to share something from the new graphic novel coming out in August. At long last, I am pleased to be able to share the cover art for the first issue of my first graphic novel-- Muirwood: The Lost Abbey. It has... Read More

Telling Stories

Friday, April 17th, 2015 @ 3:45 pm | Comments Off

When I was growing up, my family would often drive to my grandparent's home in Ogden, Utah. My grandfather built that home himself, and it is a place that brings back wonderful memories. It was a great house with plenty of neat places to explore as well as a scary... Read More