Chapter 16 Released Today

In the latest podcast installment of Boone’s story, released this morning, Nancy gives Boone some news about an old nemesis from high school, and the conversation takes an unexpected turn. Later, running dangerously low on money, he starts snooping around Gamaliel’s house and gets a couple of surprises. As always, you can find all the …

Turn About

I'm still working on demolishing the lower deck, and today I loaded up yet another trailer full of old lumber, bristling with nails, screws, joist supports, and other deadly things. When I got to the dump the space in front of the only bin that took construction materials was occupied by a man and his …

Back to School

In this section of my podcast of “Pushing Back,” Boone is still entirely on his own, has lot to figure out, and doesn’t have many tools to work with. After how badly Nancy’s first visit to his house ended (Chap 12), he gets a surprise offer from Mr. Everett at the end of Chap 13 …

Taking Care

Elizabeth Gilbert said in a podcast I listened to recently that when she was a teen with aspirations to be a writer she decided that she would make a pact, that she would not ask her creativity to take care of her. Instead, she would take care of it. I like that a lot. When …

Stumbling Forward

The podcast of my book “Pushing Back,” the first in the Boone series, released Chapter 12 this morning. That’s about a third of the way through the book, and reading each chapter aloud and hearing the voices of Boone, Nancy, Mr. Everett, Deputy Anderson, Boone’s parents, his sister Hannah, and all the rest of the …