At an early age, I discovered that I love to hear myself talk.
Fortunately, people have tended to enjoy listening to me speak. In high school, this led to my first paying gig as the P.A. announcer for the school's Junior High, Freshman, and Junior Varsity football games and the Junior Varsity and Varsity girls basketball games. I had the opportunity to job shadow a local talk radio personality, which prompted me into studying Communications and Mass Media at (then Southwest) Missouri State University.
The only thing I liked as much as the spoken word was the written word. In 2010, I signed my first writing contract. My first novel, Crowe, was published in 2011.
Once my kids were enrolled full-time in school, my schedule freed up to allow me to put my personal faith into action by volunteering, particularly in areas of literacy, education, and serving the underprivileged.
Today, I am fortunate enough to be able to take care of my family, serve my community, and pursue my interests. I am currently a contributor with GeekDad.com, which has allowed me opportunities to both write and speak about my passions as a parent and pop culture enthusiast. I am actively working on my next novel (finally), and host the Pop Goes The Culture Podcast, which debuted in December 2017.