6 days to go, 54% funded! (And about that $22,5000 … )


6 days left; halfway to home. Nobody panic!! [Read more...]

1 week left, 38% funded, praying for a happy New Year


The Kickstarter campaign for my novel What I Did To You closes one week from today. As I write this it’s 38% funded. If, by January 4, the campaign hasn’t reached its funding goal, then nobody will be charged for anything, along with a few tears my novel will get dropped into the bottom drawer of my desk, and [Read More...]

Mary and Joseph discussing amongst themselves


(Hello, friends. I want to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas [and/or the happiest of holiday seasons]. Below is something I wrote a few years back, which, every year, I’m happy to learn of at least one church somewhere performing as part of their Christmas celebration. I share it here [Read More...]

Call in to the podcast about books I’m on today from 6-7 p.m. Central!


Have you been dying to ask me any question at all—while the whole world is could be listening? Then clear your schedule today from 6 to 7 p.m. Central Time, and call (347) 850-8907. That’s the phone number to the podcast, “A Kind Voice on Books,” where I’ll be today’s guest for its entire one-hour episode. From the [Read More...]

This Christmas, give the gift of immortality (for only $25!)


Don’t you feel that your awesomeness deserves eternal acknowledgement? Of course it does! Thus does it fall upon me to remind/inform you that, for a mere $25 over the cost of either the digital, paperback or hardcover edition of my forthcoming novel, What I Did To You, you can not only receive your copy of the book, you can [Read More...]

Chapter One of my debut novel, “What I Did To You”


Meet David and Kate. [Read more...]

Kickin’ it


For what I wanted to say—for the deeply personal truths that I wanted to express—I needed life, not essays. So that’s what I did: I made life. I wrote lives. [Read more...]

What I think about people who give up on Christianity

Couple Leaving for Vacation with Train

I don’t know if it’s happening with people generally; maybe it’s just something I’m hearing more about, because … well, because people write to tell me about it when it happens to either them or someone they know. But if my inbox is any indication, a lot of people who used to be Christian are deciding not [Read More...]

Top 10 differences between California and North Carolina

Young hipster man making a good-bad sign

Except for the first five years of my life, which I spent in the South (I was born in Nashville), I have always lived in California. This past August I moved to North Carolina. Here are ten main differences that I have found between living in California and living in North Carolina: 1. Churches California: [Read More...]

The only “marketing category” that matters


I became a Christian very suddenly, out of nowhere, when I was thirty-eight years old. So I’ve been a (gay-affirming, anti-fundamentalism, anti-evangelizing, pro-women, sane) Christian for … um (curses! math strikes again!) 19 years. But I’ve been a writer for nearly 50 years. (I wrote my first short story when I was eight. It was the interior [Read More...]