Most of my days are spent writing either for myself or for one of my clients, in or around Boulder, Colorado. My first work of
fiction, The Mysterious Divination of Tea Leaves, was published in 2009. Since then a second book, A Heart Blown Open, was released in February 2012, and has won two prestigious awards (including being nominated for Book of the Year). My latest book, The Heart of Zen, was just accepted by North Atlantic books and is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2014.
I’ve also made a career out of writing award-winning copy for various businesses small and large, and do marketing and advertising content consultations. More on that here.
To round things out, I’m a long-time practitioner and teacher of Northern Shaolin Kung Fu and a Zen priest, and bring the same level of discipline and focus to my writing that I do to those two things. But just so you don’t get the wrong idea, I’m also fond of sleeping in and drinking ales, and have been known to take several uncalled for flights of fancy a day.
Since leaving the Philadelphia in 2006, I’ve given up my love of sailing and replaced it with a much more exhilarating love of motorcycling in the summer (I have a 1972 BMW R 60/5), and skiing in the winter.
If you’d like to learn more about me it’s probably best to peruse my journals, although like any writer, you’ll learn the most about me in my work. Also feel free to check out my photo gallery, and I’m always happy to meet new folks on Facebook.