Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Kindle Free Days for "When It Rains in the Desert" Coming September 30 - October 1!

Get a FREE Kindle copy of When It Rains in the Desert on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, 2017. Offer good for ONLY TWO DAYS!. Details:

Friday, September 8, 2017

Goodreads Giveaway of "When It Rains in the Desert" Now Through October 6, 2017!

Enter for a chance to win one of ten free paperback copies of "When It Rains in the Desert" on Goodreads September 8 through October 6. Click here to enter.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Some Midsummer Updates

Photo by Breanna Galley
I've been working on the cover and description of When It Rains in the Desert with the help of the supportive bunch over at The paperback edition should be available for sale once again on Amazon and other online booksellers (or by ordering it through your local bookstore) by the middle of August. I will also update the Kindle version during that time.

My upcoming 2017 book of poetry, I Came upon Coyotes, is being edited, and I hope to publish it by the end of October. I plan to host a giveaway of 10 free copies of this book on Goodreads for either one month before publication or one month after.

If you'd like to be notified in advance about upcoming books, giveaways, or other offers and events, sign up on my website:

Saturday, March 25, 2017


We had a pretty extreme windstorm here in Southern Colorado yesterday. It blew many of the shingles off the roofs of the buildings in the complex where I live. I woke up to the tapping of hammers by the men fixing the roof above us, which was a peculiar if comforting way to wake up.

There's something about Nature unleashed that encourages quiet reflection, and I reflected on the fact that I hadn't shared a whole lot about my upcoming work.

I finished a second book of poetry toward the end of last year, and I expect it to be published later this year (I hope to give Goodreads readers the opportunity to enter a pre-publication giveaway of this book).

In the meantime, here's an excerpt from one of the poems in this year's upcoming book:

From the poem, Turquoise Lake

Like a gem
this clear
mountain lake
in the dark 
green forest 

was found by
some celestial
miner who struck
a hammer like
Odin's staff 

against the
soft earth and
released from
bondage a godly
stream to fill 

its basin
with roaming
clouds and 
sunlight and
millions of 

stars in blue
black night

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Now in the Library...

I visited one of the public libraries in my area today, and I saw When It Rains in the Desert on display right next to Ballistics, by Billy Collins. I love public libraries, and they have been an important part of my life ever since I could read, so it's especially meaningful that my first book of poetry is now part of this library's collection.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

I love the change from an old year to a new one. For me, it epitomizes the promise and potential of the future, and I find that very inspiring.

This year, I hope to publish a second book of poetry, and I have resolved to better reach out to readers.

Photo is by Kazuend:

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The life cycle of a work of art is only truly complete when it finds its rightful audience.

I can't remember where I saw this sentiment expressed, so unfortunately, I can't credit the author, except to say that it has encouraged me to keep trying to find that "rightful audience."