Two new ones – Everything Beautiful and Children Like Him, Like Me are now available on my website and the major retailers. Hope you like them.
If you have a friend or relative who loves reading and and is tough to buy for at Christmas…this may save you.
The Book Gift Guide is really cool – it takes one book and recommends another based on that preference. If you liked X, you’ll probably like Y. I was happy to have While I’m Still Myself chosen for a slot in the guide alongside a ton of other really great recommendations.
If you’re buying for a book lover this Christmas, check out the Book Gift Guide.
Just wanted to let you know about a new project being released in series – first on Amazon only, then all eBook stores, and once all parts have been released a print edition will be available as well.
It’s called The Instrument, and here’s the synopsis:
Unsure of what he wants for his future, a teenage boy asks God to use him “…for somethin’ great. Somethin’ that matters and that matters to you.”
What follows are harrowing situations that test the boy to the highest degree – tests that show him what it is to truly be an instrument of God.
If you haven’t yet read electronically, maybe this a good chance to give it a shot. Kindle has a great app for your phone and laptop. If you absolutely refuse, there will be a print edition available down the road.
Part three of this project will be released next week, with each part to follow on a weekly basis. I hope you try it, and I hope you enjoy it.
Do you know your classic literary villains?
Over forty letters are traveling from Weatherford, Texas to Newtown, Connecticut thanks to the 4th grade class at Juan Seguin Elementary.
Thank you to the teachers who partnered with me on this, and to the students who took the time to reach out to those hurting.
Words don’t always help, but sometimes they do.
Nicknames are kind of a thing in my family. Everybody has a nickname, and it’s the only name you go by unless you’re being introduced or things have gotten really serious. My grandfather, in particular, has given every one of his grandchildren a nickname, and it goes through a multitude of versions as time goes on. It occurred to me this morning that I’ve carried on this tradition.
So, in honor of my son’s second birthday, I am sharing all of the nicknames that Jeremy Corbin Lane has taken on during his first two years of life.
Bea Butter (read Bee-uh Butter, given by his sister who had trouble saying “baby brother”)
Bea Bub Bub
Bea Beep Beep
Sonny Bea Bub
Sonny Bea Bub Bub
Corbinini (Italian flair)
Corbinita (when his sisters make him wear girly stuff)
JC Lane (when he’s in trouble)
I count 14 nicknames. If the math holds true, he should have roughly 70 nicknames by the time he’s 10.
Happy Birthday, Son. Daddy loves you.