“Either I will find a way, or I will make one.”

The Elizabethan poet Philip Sidney wrote that line centuries ago, but it’s exactly what any of my heroes and heroines would say today. My work—all of it, from my most lighthearted novel (Catch a Falling Star written as Jessica Starre) to my most popular book (Dojo Wisdom) to my most widely read essay (“For Jessica”)—is about finding a way. With love and determination, anything is possible.

On the Blog

On shedding illusions

Trust your cape, the guy with the guitar sings. Life is a leap of faith. He is a middle-aged smiling man, busking at the plaza in historic Santa Fe on a warm summer afternoon. I’m here with Jessica, a few months after her high school graduation. Our trip to Europe will begin later in the […]

What Readers Are Saying

“Your writing helped me escape when the pain was almost too much to bear."

- Lessons in Magic

“I took the magazine out of the recycling bin so I could read your story again.”

– “Refresher Course” in KU Alumni magazine

“I may have cried a little, both happy and sad tears.”

Catch a Falling Star