"There are great societies that did not have the
wheel, but there are no societies that
did not tell stories."

---Ursula K. LeGuin


If I were a superhero? Oh yeah....


If you were a superhero what would your name be?

I would be White Trash. All the garbage of the world must do my bidding, and I can mold it into airplanes and attack cobras and cool stuff like that. Plus, every time I use my powers, I reduce landfill waste by 10 percent.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?

Other than the ability to make George Clooney fall in love with me? Well, it would have to be the ability to stop/manipulate time. That would be awesome. Stop time, take a nap, do some shopping, get the gym to yourself, then start it again. Also, I could make fun things (like Christmas) last longer and unpleasant things (like yearly exams) go faster.

Hmm... I may even work on a rough sketch here. Anyone interested for the "Adventures of White Trash"
 

My most rewarding experience since becoming published...


My first book was “Saint Jude,” which was about a teen with bipolar disorder. It was traditionally published by a small indie publisher (when the rights reverted to me, I put it on Kindle.) My publisher forwarded a letter that was written to me from a teen in Pennsylvania who had found the book at her high school library. She had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and she felt that the characters in the book made her feel like she was not alone.

The bottom line is that’s why we write. It’s not to make the big bucks or win the Pulitzer Prize (though that would be fantastic). C.S. Lewis said we write to know we are not alone. If my book reaches one person and makes him/ her smile or laugh, then it is worthwhile. As writers, we must never lose sight of the significance of stories.