By the time you read this, I’ll be on the road again. On the way to Florence, South Carolina for a night with my parents, en route to a presentation in Myrtle Beach on Friday. All that means is I’m already missing Montreat.

I miss my culinary failures and the excuse to eat popcorn and cereal every meal.

failed food


I miss sitting here.


And looking at this to relieve my eyeballs from the strain of a computer screen.

trees and sky

I miss wondering whether I’m going to ram my car into the side of this gate every time I take a trip to town and back.


I miss getting night crawlers with my milk, because really? Who DOESN’T want night crawlers with their milk???


I miss simple dinners on the porch while I listen to the whistle of a train.


But mostly, I miss sheer creation. A draft is complete, and by the time you read this, I’ll be revising. I promise I’ll bathe and wash my hair, too.

draft done

For Father’s Day, we’ve put together a To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis giveaway over on Goodreads. If you want a signed copy, head on over there and enter. Five people will win. And, if you’ve been bugging your friends to read it, SHARE THIS GIVEAWAY WITH THEM.

giveaway pic