Announcing: Two New Novels

Lost Time  and The Timespill —
Now available for Kindle devices and apps!

In Lost Time, "Jodi Picoult meets John Updike" in a mainstream-adult novel of loss, love, and self-discovery.

In The Timespill, a fantasy-adventure for ages 8-12, young cousins Sean and Mike accidentally discover a portal through time. But when Sean returns to one of the most significant events in his family's life, his plan to change the future goes terribly wrong.

Lost Time is my first published novel, and it was followed quickly by The Timespill. Apart from them both having "time" in the title, they couldn't be more different. Lost Time is a mostly serious—and adult—look at the question of whether a failed man will allow himself to change and grow when the world around him demands it. The Timespill is a more lighthearted return to the science-fiction/fantasy adventures I loved as a child, especially the wonderful "Danny Dunn" series.

When I'm not working on fiction—and I'm currently in the planning stages for my next two novels (the second Timespill adventure and a horror story)—I'm a nonfiction freelance writer who has published seven nonfiction books and hundreds of articles on a wide range of topics.

Since 1985, my work has appeared in a variety of publications, including:Super Lawyers, The Chicago Tribune Magazine,BoxScore, USAirways' Attaché, The Federal Credit Union, Preservation, Family Circle, PAGES, American Profile, The Writer, and Writer's Digest. I've also contributed chapters to The Complete Campus Companion (IVP) and The ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing, where I wrote about making the transition from part-time to full-time freelancing.

My books include Your Perfect Job: A guide to discovering your gifts, following your passions, and loving your work for the rest of your life (Shaw Books/Random House) and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Faith (Alpha Books/Penguin). My latest nonfiction book is a concise, digital-only labor of love, Freelance Writing with the iPad, an iBook readable on Macs/iPads and available from Apple's iTunes Store.

Finally, when I'm not writing for publication, I'm also a songwriter/musician who writes and records in my home studio. To date, I've released four full-length albums and one EP. All but one are available through a variety of online retailers, including iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby, as well as all of the streaming services (Apple Music, Spotify, etc.). 

  • The Honest Truth (2004; not available)
  • This Hummingbird (2006)
  • Doubt & Devotion (2011)
  • Glass Half Full (EP) (2015)
  • Glass Half Gone (2015)

I am a member of Biographers International and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and am a former board member and president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA).