What I’m Up To…

A page so you can keep up with what I’m doing, reading, and working on…

Fall 2019 update desperately needed, and coming soon!

Fall 2018 Update

What We’re Doing

The little one and I survived our 2nd Annual Daddy-Daughter Trip. This time we went to Manhattan, staying a new, boutique hotel near Bryant Park. My little girl is quite the diva, so Broadway was the place for her. We managed to hit all three Disney shows, Frozen, The Lion King, and Aladdin. Did she enjoy them? My tiny ballerina now wants to move to the city so she can be in a show.

After The Lion King, we wove through the crowds in Times Square. I stopped and asked her what she thought. Her response demonstrates just how fearless that little girl is:

“It’s so hectic…I LOVE IT!”

It was a great week and I can’t wait to take her back again. In fact, she’s already insisting that we take at least two more shorter trips together before our 3rd Annual Daddy-Daughter Trip next summer.

What I’m Writing

Bear 2 is in the final editing stage and will be available for pre-order soon. I’m doing a coordinated release with Audible, so I’ll need their dates before I can get mine lined up.

Noble #13 is coming along. Hoping to ship it off to editing before October arrives.

What I’m Reading

I’ve been focusing on courses this summer.

What I’m Watching

I’ve just watched Letterman’s new Netflix show. Great stuff. Some pearls of wisdom from some very creative people.

What I’m Listening To

Nothing in particular at the moment. I picked up a pair of Sony’s noise cancelling headphones though.

This update was posted August 11th, 2018


January 26, 2018

I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for the Super Bowl. It’s been a long 13 years since the Eagles last made an appearance. Me and my football watching buddy (lil’ Francesca) can’t wait!

I’ve also been lucky enough to have been asked by that same young football fan to escort her to the annual father-daughter valentine dance, where she hopes I am thoroughly humiliated by the staff during one of the dress the dad up in a tutu part of the program. Can’t wait!

Taxes! Corporate taxes are no joke. I just hand everything over to my wife and lock myself in my office and tell her I’m writing all. week. long. Fortunately, business is pretty straightforward for us.

I’m planning our traditional (her word) Daddy-Daughter trip with Francesca. Trying to decide on our next location. Last year was D.C. She’s asking to go to Philly or New York this year, which could be fun. I can fly to both places non-stop out of C’Ville, so that helps. I’m also looking at options for a fall cruise, though those options are limited to Disney. With all this work I’m getting done, a vacation is going to be very welcome come October.

What I’m Writing

My main project at the moment is the fourth installment of Affliction Z. I’m a *bit* behind on this one. In my defense, life was pretty crazy 2014-2016. I finally feel like I’m back on track, and once this book is done, I’ll be caught up again!

I’m busy plotting out the second Bear book. Bear is flying solo on this one, which promises to be pretty gritty and full of international intrigue.

Working on the storylines for Jack Noble #13. Explosive. For real.

What I’m Reading

Just finished The Green Mile again. Man, that book moves me. Such a wonderful tale, and beautifully written by Mr. King. I recently purchased it on audio, too, and think I’m going to give it a listen later this Spring or Summer.

I’m now reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Soon to be a major motion picture. I. love. this. book. If you grew up in the 80s, or just love 80s pop culture, you’ll enjoy this book. The footnotes section after the first chapter had me cracking up. This will be one I return to a few times over the coming years.

My current non-fiction read is Storytelling Made Easy. Yes, even after 20 novels, I’m still learning and honing my craft.

What I’m Watching

Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. If you love Jerry, you’ll love this show. If you love cars, you’ll love this show. If you love coffee, well, you’ll go to bed thirsting for your AM cup of java! And for creative types, a couple of episodes are a masterclass, so pay attention.

This update was published January, 26, 2018.

March 20, 2018.

What We’re Doing

It’s almost Spring Break for the little one. She and the wife will be heading down to the ATL to visit family, leaving dear-old-me home alone. Woohoo. Or not. I’ll be writing and editing. A LOT. For the whole week. Affliction almost ready. Noble #13 in the works. Brain is going a mile a minute and non-stop right now!

It was great seeing the Eagles win the big game. I wish my aunts who used to take me to Vet stadium to see the games when I was younger were still around to witness the win. Mom got to watch, which was great. A nice bit of joy before her knee replacement (ouch!).

What I’m Writing

Noble #13. Jack. Bear. Clarissa. A big, gigantic mess. Can’t wait to have it all sorted and in your hands, or on your ereaders, which’ll be in your hands, unless you use a stand, or something.

Bear book 2 is still in the works. As is Tanner 3. More updates on those in the near future.

What I’m Reading

Vince Flynn’s The Last Man. I love Mitch Rapp and enjoy revisiting the series time-to-time, out of order. Great stuff.

No non-fiction at the moment, as I’m working my way through a few different courses.

What I’m Watching

Nothing right now. Waiting for my second half of the Walking Dead season backlog to build up to get started. Not much TV time lately, though. It comes in bursts, I guess.

What I’m Listening To

Monk chants on youtube. Not kidding. Interesting stuff the way they play it at certain frequencies.

This update was posted March 20th, 2018