The Binge Writer

November 25, 2015

Introducing Fenrick the First – The Gobbin King

Concept art for Fenrick the First, main character in my short story, Unwanted Father, and main character in The Gobbin King. What do you think?
November 18, 2015

Concept Art – Gobbins – The Gobbin King

Concept art for a race of Gobbins in my fantasy project, The Gobbin King. Thoughts?
November 14, 2015

Happy Trees – Guest Post

Check out my monthly regular column on www.just18summers.com. http://just18summers.com/happy-trees/    
November 11, 2015

Olvish Concept Art – Torn Kingdom

Concept art for Namshalla Flameharker and Qiol Flameharker from my fantasy novel, Torn Kingdom. Thoughts?
November 4, 2015

Work In Progress Concept Art – Torn Kingdom

Here is a work in progress concept image for one of the main characters in my fantasy novel, Torn Kingdom. Namshalla Flameharker, is an olvish royal from the Kingdom of Yanolia. What do you think?
November 2, 2015

Author or Artist – Guest Post

Check out my post and decide whether you are an Author or an Artist. http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2015/10/is-writer-author-or-artist.html
October 29, 2015

Goodyear Blimp

I recently took my son to the University of Michigan to watch a college football game. The two of us made it a day trip. We drove six hours, round-trip, to experience Michigan football together. As a father, I was so excited to take my nine-year-old with me. He’s a burgeoning Michigan fan, and I want to encourage his desire to root for my alma […]
October 28, 2015

Cool Concept Art (Option 2) – Potiphar’s Tower

Another option for a race of characters in my upcoming project, Potiphar’s Tower. What do you think?
October 21, 2015

Corol Concept Art (Option 1) – Potiphar’s Tower

Concept art for the main race of characters in an upcoming fantasy project. Thoughts?
October 15, 2015

Making Moments Moldable

Every parent needs to utilize moldable moments. They will make them better parents more focused on reinforcing the gospel in the hearts and mind of their children. But… what is a moldable moment? Moldable moments are spontaneous devotions led by a parent. They are shared during the natural rhythm and busyness of everyday life. While far from routine, they are powerful at sharing the heart […]
February 20, 2017

Platform vs. Writing Ability

As a literary agent, I routinely get asked which is more important platform or the quality of the writing? For writers who are looking to get published, this is an important question to debate. It may be the most important question. The correct answer is not as easy as it may seem. The winner of this important debate between platform and writing ability can change […]
June 29, 2016

5 More Things I’ve Learned as a New Literary Agent… (Part 2)

Every day as a new literary agent, I have wonderful, exhilarating, and often very humorous interactions with people, editors, manuscripts, and prospective clients. These first few months at Hartline Literary Agency have provided me with an ever-growing wealth of insight that I hope will help aspiring authors on their journey to find publishing success. I am fortunate to represent clients across three continents and to […]
June 22, 2016

3 Things I’ve Learned As A New Literary Agent… (Part 1)

A couple of months ago, I began the new and exciting adventure of becoming a literary agent with Hartline Literary Agency. The last few months have brought a whirlwind of information, learning, emails, reading manuscript submissions, and signing clients. In just a matter of days, my inbox became flooded with submissions from authors seeking representation, and as I reviewed manuscript after manuscript and proposal after […]
June 16, 2016

Book Launch: Promise of Deer Run – Elaine Cooper

I will never forget my childhood friend named DeDe. She was smart and had a great sense of humor. But that is not the main reason I remember DeDe. She is the one friend in elementary school who taught me about being a friend to the friendless.   There was a girl in our class—I’ll call her Jennifer—who was afflicted with a congenital problem that […]