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Author. Tall Guy. Public Speaker.

Despite popular opinion, being an author is more than merely sitting in coffee shops and eavesdropping on the conversations of nervous, highly-caffeinated people. (Though it is a fair amount of that…) The secret second-half of this whole author gig is being a public speaker. Basically an author is a motivational […]

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The Author Story

Welp, it’s been a while again, huh. Back to it, I guess. Here’s a piece I wrote about a year ago. I finished it at a Panera in a grayer part of the state of Illinois, slugging weird hazelnut coffee before speaking to a group of middle school writers. Have you […]

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3.15.16

Welp, looks like we’ve got some catching up to do, eh? Apologies to the reader(s?) who have been anxious for more blog posts on invasive carp species and fiction novels. It’s hard out here for someone who feels going online is best treated as an activity and not a lifestyle. (Basically […]

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12.7.15

Ahoy hoy, babies! Guess who’s got a book birthday tomorrow? This guy! And probably plenty of other authors that are all amazing, but I’m excited to see my most favorite of NERDY DOZEN adventures in the hands of readers. Check it out here I hope readers young and old can […]

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9.10.15

Ahoy hoy, dear readers. What’s the good word? Today mine is ‘donuts.’ I’m doing some writing at one of my favorite spots, Dinkel’s. It’s a bakery in Chicago that’s been around for a pretty long time. They have great pastries and a refreshing lack of internet. Being a writer, I’ve […]

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8.13.15

Happy Thursday, dear readers of this blog – all one of you? Two of you? Maybe you’re an alien species reading this in the future? At any rate, thanks to all of you – and your seven-eyed king, as always, has my allegiance. I’m trying my best to keep accountable […]

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7.17.15

Well then, babies, it’s been a minute! How has your summer been? Sprinklers? Ice creams? Swimming holes? Watching blockbusters about extinct species in air conditioned caverns? Whatever you’ve done, I hope it’s been an enjoyable time. ‘How’s your summer, Jeff?’, one or two of you are might be wondering aloud […]

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5.19.15

Happy Tuesday, babies! So this past week was filled with lots of author visits in my home state of Ohio. In the span of seven days, I was able to chat and spend time with over 600 young readers! Whoa! And the only time I was nervous was during a […]

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4.30.15

Thursday April 30, 2015 On March 27th, NASA Commander Scott Kelly and Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko voyaged to space. They flew to the International Space Station, the ISS, where they will be spending a full year away from Earth. That’s 365 days – 366 if there are leap years in […]

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