A year ago I did not understand I’d have written another novel.
The creative process makes me feel alive. I think often in today’s society we deaden our feelings, and mask our humanity behind emails and blog posts. I wish we could all agree to disagree and still break-bread together.
My fifth novel, AMANITA, is set for release on December 15, 2019. The hardback cover is the photo I’ve shared.
It’s a strange sensation to look at something you have created.
It’s a tough story full of religious and spiritual metaphor and symbolism. The story draws inspiration from growing up in Central Kentucky, the Southern Baptist faith, my Grandparents who were Brethren Missionaries in Eastern Kentucky and my twenty-five-year career in the medical malpractice insurance business.
I wanted to be a writer from childhood. I’ve always loved creating interesting stories.
If you read my first novel, Bobby’s Socks, you’ll understand it was my method to escape the reality I was born into. I wish I could write a different sentence, but that would be a lie.
Following a writer’s journey was not a real option for me. It seemed impractical and far-fetched.
But here I am about to release my fifth novel. I learned more than I can express over the past two decades.
I have no children, so my novels are my children. They are windows into my heart and mind. And I hope each one shows improvement with the writing craft and are honest and respectful to all artists.
I’ve polished AMANITA as best I can. I’ll release her into the harsh world and hope for the best.
If you read this far, if you’ve ever thought about sharing your artistic inclinations. I promise you it will be one of the best days of your life and also one of the scariest.
My recommendation, go there, wherever there is – the life clock ticks toward a date uncertain.