Ptarmigan Ridge in the fog looked like an other world.

I Hate Not Finishing Books

As the title says: I hate not finishing books. Up until the last couple of years it was rare that I would put down any book before finishing it. It wasn’t that I felt obligated to finish the books, I genuinely wanted to know how they ended. Since I’ve started taking writing more seriously (and my reading time has become… Read more →

Onward! Goals for 2019

First of all, Happy New Year to all of you out there on the wild internets. 2018 has ended and 2019 is only beginning. And so, without further distraction, I want to share a succinct list of my goals for the new year. Improve my writing. I will actively continue seeking out and practicing ways to improve my craft. Figure… Read more →

My Son Heading to the Next Rise on the Skyline Divide Trail

2018: A Review

2018 has been an eventful year for my family and I. Subsequently, now that it’s coming to a close, I wanted to reflect on some of my family, hiking, and writing adventures. Family Adventures! My wife’s, favorite place to visit is the Pacific Coast. Whenever we can, we like to take little weekend trips to visit. On one of these… Read more →

My Top 7 Books of 2018

I read a grand total of 75 books this year. Some were good, others were bad, and a few were amazing. Here is a list of my top 7 books that I read in 2018.   Swift to Chase – by Laird Barron Laird Barron is one of my favorite authors. Over the past ten years since I first picked… Read more →

Typewriter with a screaming skull on top of it.

The Update: November 2018

Happy NaNoWriMo! It has been a year since the last mad scramble to complete a full 50k word novel, and I’m giving it another go this year. I’m excited for the project I’m taking on, I’m going in with an outline in hopes of having something worth refining once crossing the finish line. This November is also exciting for another… Read more →

The Update – October 2018

 It has been yet another month. Time is slipping by faster and faster as I get older. It seems like, as the months pass, minutes and hours are robbed from my life leaving me with only the scraps to try and fill with the multitude of tasks I want to accomplish. This past month has not been the most prodigious… Read more →

The Update – September 2018

Summer is coming to a close and the trees are already beginning to change color out here in the woodsy wilds of Northwest Washington State. Since my last update a few things have happened. The big news is (drum roll please) I made it into the Village Books Writer’s Corner anthology. It will come out towards the end of the… Read more →

Glaciers at the NW Base of Mt Baker

The Update – August 2018

Last month’s update feels like it was a lifetime ago. July was such a ridiculously busy month. Here are a few things that went down: I turned 35 Weekend trip to the coast for our 14th anniversary Failed at finishing Camp Nanowrimo Did the next round of edits for the Village Books Anthology Slipped into a writer’s slump and went… Read more →

The Update – July 2018

It has been another month and much has happened since last time I posted. Chuckanut Writer’s Conference The biggest thing being the Chuckanut Writer’s Conference. This was the first writer’s conference I’d ever attended. I made a handful of new writer friends and met a few published authors. I attended quite a few wonderful talks, a couple of which were… Read more →