Software Sales Executive/Writer/Dad
I suppose these titles fit me in a nutshell. If someone asked me at a dinner party, what do you do? I’m probably going to give these a shout out. For over a decade, I’ve been marketing software technology to enterprises across multiple industries: insurance and financial services, government, manufacturing, retail, life sciences, and healthcare. Currently, I lead an expanded team working to develop business relationships within client set and market company strategy and vision. My specialties include: Information Management Architecture, Business Development, Web 2.0 Technologies, Website Development, Communication, Presentations to large groups, and Creativity. I know it’s a long list. I’ve been doing this a long time.
Knights of Legend
Recently, I published my first novel, Knights of Legend, after eight years of work. The hardest part might not have been the writing, just a few paragraphs each day can take you far. To think, just 500 words per day translates to 180,000 words a year. This is two full-length novels! For Knights, most of the time I spent in the editing process, there were twelve drafts of this book. It was a long road. And I have a number of people to thank including friends, family, college professors and an editor that trimmed about 50,000 words out of the book. For me, this book is lean and mean. But in the end, it’s the confidence of putting yourself out there that is the hardest. If you are interested in picking up a copy, check out the Dynamic Page store or look on Amazon (there is a Kindle Version too).
The Dark Harp
This is a little project I managed with my kid. A year ago, my child laid down the Christmas challenge. “Write me a story, Daddy.” After a lengthy editing process, crafting 50,000 words, and painting a little on the side, the story of a King, Queen, Dark Wizard, and two magical instruments is available now.
Putting Yourself Out There
I’m going to be using this blog of sorts moving forward to post some insights I’ve written from literature and business classes to just trying to keep my head above water being a dad. I’ve actually written a number of articles through the years. Hopefully, over time I’ll add more work, discuss books I’ve read, post pictures of places I’ve visited and just put myself out there. Hope you enjoy.
Yeah, I still believe in the American Dream, that baseball is the National Pastime, and that telling stories remains an important part of our culture.
“To think of the Devil is much too simple. Every God-fearing person sees only the devil … always blaming the unexplained, or the death of a loved one, or plague, or accident, or war on the Devil. But this is a complex operation. There are so many grey areas in evil anymore.” The Witch (Knights of Legend)
Challenge the Wall
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
This picture was taken with a Canon AE-1 found after a long day hunting garage sale after garage sale. The camera was restored, loaded with what few people today know as film, and then developed in a homemade dark room. This is the output, a fully realized 70s style picture. Or, I could have taken this with a modern day Canon, adjusted the aperture, and then pushed through a cheap program to make it look like an AE-1. You be the judge.