This last Saturday, on June 27th, I got to meet one of my favorite musicians, Colbie […]
Memories of a Ghost is my first novel to take place in Rogers, Arkansas, where I’ve […]
I will be at Create-It Con, a celebration of creators, tinkerers, makers, builders, bakers, painters, engineers, and […]
Small Things takes place in Carthage, Illinois, where I grew up. All of the places in […]
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Ruskin glanced at his watch, startled to see that it was nearly two in the morning. Might as well get this over with. Slowly, methodically, the Sheriff worked the muzzle of the handgun into his mouth, released the safety, and cocked back the hammer. Jesus forgive me, he thought, his finger tightening on the trigger, as he began to squeeze.

— Small Things, Chapter 22