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Taking on Big Issues, In Films and Novels

The events, book releases, film releases, and articles you’ll find here are intended to entertain, educate, and encourage you in your dreams and life mission. 

Pursuing My Dream

So That Yours Might Come True, Too

I’m currently working on publishing a novel, producing a new film, and waiting with fingers crossed for big news about where our latest film might be headed!

And Here’s The Latest…

I’m always thrilled to spread the word about my books and films, because I love to see how they give people the experience of reading and the motivation to make a difference in their communities, too. 

Here’s What’s New in Film

I was thrilled when Menning Films selected Song of the Tree Frogs as its next film project! Filming will begin in October of 2019. We are in the pre-production phase of the planning (see above – with Menning, actor Matthew Ketchum, and me), and we are excited to watch how the film details develop.

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Partnering with CASA

Song of the Tree Frogs was recently reviewed by Ann Weigle, the Program Director for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in my home county in Ohio. Ann stated…

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Sightings and Book Signings

A dream comes true! Ever since the day I started writing, I’ve wanted to walk into a Barnes and Noble and see my book on the shelf. Well, that dream has finally come true! It was Author’s Night at Barnes and Noble in Pittsburgh, and what a…

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This is a Little Different

Adrian and Teresa Douglas have the perfect life…until they move their family into a home with a sinister past. The home is at the center of a dark and supernatural war waging against the world of the living. An army of tortured souls are determined to abduct the Douglas children and claim them as their own. Accidents, unexplained illnesses, and malevolent creatures roam the property, and Adrian and Teresa must protect their family from the rotting corpses known as the people from the lake.

My Recent and Upcoming Events

Here’s what’s coming next!

Partnering with CASA

September 2019

People From the Lake

August 2019

Song of the Tree Frogs

Filming Now

The Film

Song of the Tree Frogs is currently in pre-production. Filming will begin in the fall of 2019, and we will be sure to update you with behind-the-scenes photos! Josh Menning and I are being joined by Matthew Ketchum, who is assisting the production team. Matthew has been giving insights into the screenplay, as well as helping with the scouting of filming locations. Watch for this exceptional up-and-coming talent in future projects.

Check This Out…

1. America Has a Problem

View through the eyes of individuals who see the evidence of opiate addiction every day, including the individuals themselves, their families, government officials, police officers and first responders. 

2. But There is Always Hope

These are true stories of total restoration, proving there is real Hope to end this opioid crisis.  

3. And Victory is Possible

When everyone is looking for answers, Gateway to Hope shows that victory IS possible.

Photo Gallery

There are so many great photos I’d love to share with you! Here are a few of my favorite from recent events, filming, and more.