Read my award-winning debut novel, Year of the Amphibian.

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IndieReader Discovery Awards 2019:
- Winner, Best First Book
"A timeless, beautifully written coming-of-age story about transformation and self-acceptance." - 5/5 stars (read full review)
Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2019:
- Finalist, General Fiction / Novel (over 80,000 words)
- Finalist, First Novel (over 90,000 words)

Eric Hoffer Awards 2019:
- Finalist, Fiction

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~ Journal 3 ~

Great news today! My book "Year of the Amphibian" has been listed as a finalist for the 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Naturally I am thrilled. Over 1,900 books were entered this year, and less than 10% of the nominees were chosen as category finalists (only 1 - 6 per category), so my book stands w...

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Today my son Tanner and his girlfriend Erin inaugurated a new business called Sticky Treats & Sweets at the South Lake Union Saturday Market. It was a long road to get to this point, so besides seeing poeple enjoy the dessert so much it was especially gratifying to see it completely sell out! No...

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I used to have a honey website called "Honeyfiend" but it went out of date and I had no time to maintain it, so I've moved the best of it to a new section here called "Honey". Now that it has a place again, you'll be seeing posts about good honey I find there. Also for area natives there is a help...

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The Seattle Symphony does too few concerts each year of the series called "[untitled]": only three, which (in addition to shows by the Seattle Modern Orchestra) are essential for locals wanting to hear more recent music performed live. Tonight's was the second [untitled] for this season, but the las...

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On this night I went with a bunch of friends to see Fatoumata Diawara play and sing with her band at Seattle's Neptune Theater. It was a good time. Diawara has a great voice, but I also liked it when she played the guitar as well, with her sort of free, warm style. I've listened to Diawara's album...

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