Book Trailer

Hello all. Yes. I am going to make a book trailer for my forthcoming fiction collection from SFA Press. Maybe I'll make more than one. It is a collection after all. I will journal the process and post snippets as we ... Read more »

Writing, Fighting Fire, and Your Pal, Jerry

Dear Readers: I just read a review about my memoir, Ahead of the Flaming Front: A Life on Fire, which I quote as it appears: If you are going to read memoirs about fire fighters, here are the two you must start ... Read more »

We Were the Young Americans

We get the news of celebrities dying on a steady basis. After all celebrity culture has been around long enough and has grown large enough to sustain a steady stream of faces into the In Memoriam slide show at any ... Read more »

Getty Inspired

My joy at finding one of my photos had been selected for the #GettyInspired blog was like that of a sailor reaching shore after a long time at sea. I first went to the Getty Villa sometime in the early 90s. ... Read more »

Tricking Memory with a Radio Interview on Boise Public Radio

My first Public Radio interview aired and I heard about it first from my good friend Craig. I'd been interviewed because my memoir, Ahead of the Flaming Front: A Life on Fire, won the North American Book Award. Craig and ... Read more »

City of Angels: Guitar Music and Images

Enjoy this post from my photography website.

Long Time…

So the writing life. Work a full time job and a single dad to a teen and a tween girls. That's an education. A guy learns more about girl problems from them than in all the former wives combined. No ... Read more »

Portrait of an Artist as a Single Dad – Payday

Every writer who has kids knows the challenges of writing and caring for the needs and, dare I say, whims they need addressed IMMEDIATELY, DAD!!! Yeah me too. And for all you single parent/writers out there--solidarity my brothers and ... Read more »

Portrait of an Artist as a Single Dad – Reading

Oooo. A Tale of Two Cities. I've been meaning to read this since I saw the movie when I was a kid. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." Dad can you make me a grilled ... Read more »

Strangers Who Write Me

Today I got an email from a stranger. No not a spam email trying to sell me timeshares or a phishing email to help some poor Nigerian claim an inheritance, but a person who had read Andrea Mason's review of ... Read more »

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