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Life can often come down to perspective making all the difference. How w
e see things, how we see others, can be the deciding factor between success or failure, friendship or enmity, a lost opportunity or a friend for life.
This period in my life has been crazy busy. I am moving fast in my new job, recording albums, talking with agents and publishers, performing live, writing books, running festivals and working with book cover artists. Through this growth period I have been experimenting with altering perspectives and it is changing my life!
I am so blessed to have had people in over 100 countries around the world view my blog, view my YouTube videos and purchase my books on the Amazon worldwide Kindle app. There are 196 countries in the world total so that means over half the world knows my name! I am so excited, honored and humbled all at the same time. This is such a confirmation of my passion for writing and an inspiration to keep writing. I am currently working on writing two new novels at the same time.
In addition to my blog and novel writing, I have also begun writing journalism again and have joined the Society of Professional Journalists. Journalism requires a good deal of research, which I already employ in my true crime books and novels, so the relationship there has already had a good foundation and continues to blossom. Thanks everyone and keep writing and blogging!
Here is the flag of Maldives, one of the newest countries to read my blog, watch my YouTube videos and purchase my books:
I have always loved Charles Dickens novels. I sometimes find our writing styles can be very similar, as can our characters and situations. And though we have lived very different lives in very different times, we both share experiences and encounters, as well as adventures, that I often find we are very much alike.
I could never hope to be as gifted a writer as Charles Dickens, or to claim to be in his company in the hierarchy of authors, but I do know we have a connection and it comes through in our writing. If he were alive today, I am sure we would collaborate on a novel and in some places, the difference between his writing and mine could even be seamless.
I am so blessed and thankful for my family. I am thankful that I have been able to help so many people in so many ways. I am thankful that I have been able to work and teach as an USA Hockey official, Canadian Hockey official, baseball umpire, soccer official, NCAA hockey official, Junior Hockey official, WHL official and also as a Professional IFL, NHL, NLL and PGA official. I am thankful that I have been given the gift of writing and have written and published so many works including 19 novels. I am thankful that I have been able to work in so many industries. I am thankful for people I have know only for a short time and who I have known all my life. I am thankful for my health and freedom to live in the greatest country in the world. I am thankful for education and travel. In this season I don’t want this to be the only time to remember all I have to be thankful for; I want to remember to be thankful all year long!