“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 not being quiet

On Wednesday Jessica had an early release day from school and so we went into the studio and made some glass. Jessica is a glass artist, an eighteen-year-old senior in high school, my daughter and my ward. She is cognitively impaired and through a painful and too-lengthy guardianship process, her father and I proved to […]

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