In this 1990 photo my beloved crippled beagle Bell keeps me company as I daydream on paper. Each of us is imperfect. Bell had backward knees, but a calm disposition and sweet nature made her an all-time favorite pet. Each of us is imperfect, but each of us has a story to tell, whether it's a well-written essay, persuasive speech, eulogy, novel, adoption story, or book. I welcome the opportunity to help you communicate your unique message in a powerful way.My goals are to encourage, enlighten, and entertain readers. If you read my stories, blog, or books, I hope you find a friend on every page.