Most of my days are spent writing either for myself or doing consulting work for my clients. My first work of fiction, The Mysterious Divination of Tea Leaves, was published in 2009. A second book, A Heart Blown Open, was released in February 2012, and has won two prestigious awards (including a Silver Medal for Excellence through Nautilus Book Awards). My latest book, The Heart of Zen, was released on April 15th of 2014.

Signing books in Edwards, CO

Signing books in Edwards, CO

I’ve also made a career out of writing award-winning copy for various businesses small and large, and do marketing and brand 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.

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. And I’m always happy to meet new folks on Facebook.


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