This blog offers a glimpse of my writing life. A little about writing, some research I do for my books, and breaking down complex topics that I may or may not have just learned about. As per the blog name, there will be many pics of my senior editor, Buddy the Great Dane, who literally never leaves my side. But he edits! I’ll also leave samples of my fiction here.  I take requests, too!  Please send me a note or leave it in the comments.

How does Wall Street work? A young adult’s guide


  • A simple example illustrates how Wall Street works
  • The jobs of traders, investment bankers, and salespeople demystified


So, you kind of get what Wall Street does. A lil’ bit. But not really. Something with money, and the economy, and douchey guys in suits. I’m here to make it crystal clear with an example.

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10 Things People Say When You’re Writing a Book




Unless you’re a writer by profession, it can come as quite a surprise to friends and family that you’re writing a book. Their reactions run the gamut from uncontrollable laughter to genuine inspiration. Somewhere in the middle is an awkward zone that can result in uncomfortable silence, which the other person naturally feels compelled to break. This is when the weird questions and comments happen. The below list is certainly not exhaustive, but rather a sampling of reactions that have become quite common in my experience. Some have an infinite number of variations, but the gist remains the same. Aaaand we’re off!

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