Surprise! My next book is coming early!

This is a super short post, but I want to let all the wonderful bloggy people know that I finished A Holland and a Fighter much sooner than I expected and decided to release it nearly a month early on Sunday, June 16. As I’ve said in other social posts, this one is a love […]

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Make Waves Excerpt: Dinner at Mom’s

“I’ll be a burden you love; a burden you won’t mind bearing, but a burden nonetheless. This is my fate, but, boys,” she says, now looking at all of us, “I wanted you all to know that I am grateful of how my life has turned out. I owe it all to you.” Jon hands her another tissue. “I was a burden you all hated before.”

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A look back at young Will

I’ve had a little trouble writing recently. I don’t think that comes as a surprise to anyone. So I decided to write something that was a little self-indulgent. Something that would make me feel good. I was happiest when I was writing Will, so I returned to him. This is just a little short story […]

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Excerpt: In the Wake of Wanting – “Dinner with the Hollands”

I mentioned (in my previous post) in the description of my upcoming book, In the Wake of Wanting, the flustered freshman that Trey Holland would meet. I didn’t mention that the flustered feeling would be contagious. This excerpt brings back some of your favorites, if you’re a current reader of mine. (Livvy, Jon, Jack and Emi are all […]

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To Edie, from Daddy

So… Jon wanted to commemorate Edie’s first Valentine’s day, so he wrote her a little letter… To my baby girl on her first Valentine’s Day, When you’re five, a little kid will deliver your first Valentine. It will be a paper card with your favorite cartoon owl and a punny tagline like “Hoooo-hoooo loves you?” […]

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A Max and Callen Christmas

This is a special little (6,000-word-little) scene I wrote for Glass Paper Ink Bookblog’s Christmas Extravaganza. It was featured there over the weekend, but I thought I’d go ahead and share it on the blog now for all the world to read. This little extra goes with my Love Like We Do series, and would […]

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Love Like We Do (Side B) comes out today!

The whole series is out now! Nook and iBooks readers: DO NOT WAIT to get your copies. After Thursday, this series will only be available on Kindle for 90 days! Here’s a little snippet from one of Max’s chapters in Love Like We Do (Side B): “You’re not wearing that shirt out today, are you?” […]

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