Podcast Appearance: Get Lit! 2023

Get Lit! is Washington state’s longest running literary festival. For Get Lit! 2023, I appeared on an author panel entitled, “The Mind, The Body, The Writer.” Nicole Zelniker, Willa Schneberg, and I shared perspectives on health and writing from the perspectives of patient, provider, and caregiver across fiction, memoir, and poetry.

Podcast Appearance: We Live to Build

Sean Weisbrot hosts “We Live to Build,” a well-established podcast covering the real journey of entrepreneurs. Sean’s no stranger to the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur. He’s lived in Asia for over 14 years (China for 10 years, and Vietnam for 4 years), and now resides in Portugal. One of my companies did […]

Podcast Appearance: The Spokane Show

Eric Walker hosts “The Spokane Show,” an emerging podcast covering the Spokane region, where my memoir Making a Small Fortune is set. The Spokane Show not only highlights the Inland Empire region (as the locals call it), but also dives deep into the every day grind of relationships, society, and human behavior. Eric’s goal is […]

Book Launch Event with Jim Young

Did you know that burnout isn’t just exhaustion? There are defined components to burnout, and different types, too. I learned that by reading “Expansive Intimacy: How ‘Tough Guys’ Defeat Burnout,” the new book by my friend and leading CEO coach Jim Young. Jim’s new book just came out the same time as mine, so we […]

American Porphyria Foundation Promotion

The American Porphyria Association has agreed to promote my book in their upcoming newsletter and to list it on their website. I’ve also agreed to donate $5 to the APF for every copy purchased by a friend of the APF, up to 200 copies. If you or your friends want to participate in this fundraiser, […]

Book Club Discussion Guide

I’ve created a book club discussion guide to accompany “Making a Small Fortune.” This isn’t just for clubs interested in writing or memoirs. Lots of different book clubs could discuss this book, such as Parenting Politics and media Entrepreneurs Healthcare and caregivers Grief And if your book club buys 10 or more copies of the […]

A Caregiver’s Four Lessons on Rare Disease

I published a guest blog about being a caregiver for people with rare diseases. The four lessons that I share are It’s a long road to a diagnosis. There’s a lot of dead ends along the way. You’ll become a rare disease expert. You’ll find your rare disease community. Read the full blog

The Shampoo Aisle

In Bob’s twenty-six years of grocery work, a bottle had always been just a bottle. When he became general manager of the Thrifty-Rite supermarket, however, the number of products in inventory finally overwhelmed him. It was now his responsibility to make sure everything in the store was sold and replaced and sold again. The crowded […]

You Get To Work With People

Martin nosed the funeral home’s night-blue service van through narrow surface streets, up over a hill, and towards the stretch of interstate that divided the city like a major thoracic scar. He was on an errand to retrieve a loved one. His first. It was the third Saturday night in July. Above the horizon, black […]

Standard Procedure

Karen sat in the scuffed, white rowboat and guarded the floating platform anchored 30 yards off the park shore. A trio of skinny guys with stringy hair and tattoos splashed cannonballs off the diving board. A handful of younger kids lay on the platform, tanning. She constantly fidgeted and feathered the oars to compensate for […]