I write books I want to read but can’t find. The first of these was The Organized Wedding back in 1997, when the first version was spiral bound. The next version was in a 6×9 three binder. It’s a literal organizer, like an old-school DayRunner. There are tons of wedding organizers on the market, but most skip over the actual ceremony and end at the reception. This one includes the wedding ceremony and the honeymoon, as well as planning for your married life together.
Next came a book on the US Constitution. I’m not a lawyer. I’m not a Constitutional Law Scholar. I’m just a normal citizen, but that’s who the Founders wrote the Constitution for. That’s why it starts with “We the People” and not “We the Lawyers” or “We the Politicians”. Like so many things in all our lives, there are parts they never completely worked out or agreed on, so some parts are and always have been up for argument. But most of it is pretty clear, or was at the time. There are tons of books on the market, but most are either ludicrously and nakedly partisan and political, or they are so full of legalese regular people can’t read them. That’s where The Constitution: It’s the OS for the US comes in. It’s non-partisan because anywhere I thought political opinions might come in, I inserted question sets for the reader to reach their own conclusion. Since the way questions are framed influences the answer, the questions in each question set range from leans left to leans right.
I wrote my book, The Constitution: It’s the OS for the US, to help normal, average citizens understand the historical roots of our Constitution. I researched state SOLs (Standards of Learning) for middle and high school students related to the Constitution and used those (particularly the Virginia and Colorado ones, which are considered the best) to make sure I covered all the most important points. It is entirely focused on history, not current events.
For the last decade or so, I have enjoyed zombie books, but it’s hard to find a real zombie book in the middle school age range. So, I wrote one. Or, more accurately, a short series. I like Yolo, a book of short stories, best of the three, myself. It’s a fun look at how natural disasters such as sandstorms, hurricanes, and tsunamis might impact the zombie apocalypse.