Michael

Michael

When passing by the nameless faces on the street, it is easy to condemn, look away, or possibly shake our heads at our fellow humans’ bad choices. Drugs, alcohol, and crime, all these factors separate their worlds from ours, keeping us safe from the intimidating...
The Beginning: Listen, Understand, and Act

The Beginning: Listen, Understand, and Act

Every adventure starts somewhere and ours began with two very special people that made our journey possible. Even though their hearts are one and the same, their stories are quite different. Dorri and I feel blessed that they were willing to share their experiences...
Writers With a Purpose

Writers With a Purpose

Have You Ever Wondered? Have you ever wondered about the forks in your road? What would have happened if you decided one road versus another? Been born to this family or that one? Chose this friend over another? Who would you be today? Would you be a better version of...
Spoiler Alert: STILL LIFE Book Club Questions 

Spoiler Alert: STILL LIFE Book Club Questions 

I hope that you have enjoyed reading the first chapters of Still Life and have checked it out on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. If you missed them, they are posted in my blog section. These are some book club questions I have used at book clubs. They are very telling, so...
STILL LIFE: Chapter 3

STILL LIFE: Chapter 3

Chapter 3-Samantha Samantha raced to the hospital and through the parking lot. Her hands were shaking; her thoughts were spiraling. She needed to calm herself. She needed a minute to stop hearing the officer’s voice in her mind uttering the ugly truth. “There are...
STILL LIFE: Chapter 2

STILL LIFE: Chapter 2

CHAPTER 2-SAMANTHA Samantha tried to maneuver through the morning drop-off line. On sunny days, Samantha walked her children, Sydney and Ryan, to the crossing guard and let them walk the rest of the way on their own. When the weather involved any unpleasantness-too...
Still Life: Chapter 1

Still Life: Chapter 1

CHAPTER 1-JACOB There are moments in one’s life that change everything, that knock a person off a path like a giant meteor colliding with a planet. Maybe if the victim had known it was coming he could have done something to stop it, but then again, who can really stop...