Last weekend my wife, Wendy, and I went to New York to celebrate our 40th birthdays. It was my first time in the Big Apple and I loved every second. We were only there Friday night and Saturday, but we covered a lot of ground: we explored Brooklyn Heights, walked the Brooklyn Bridge, gawked at City Hall and the other municipal buildings, visited the 9-11 memorial, … Continue reading Visiting New York
PJ is an amazing singer-songwriter. She came up on my Spotify feed in February and I immediately fell in love with her work. Her lyrics are raw and honest, her melodies are catchy and get stuck in my head, and her music is exceptionally produced. Lately, I’ve grabbed all the songs she’s got on Spotify and put them in a playlist that I listen to … Continue reading You Should Listen to PJ
The following essay is a speech I gave for the CentrePointe Counseling Annual Gala. If you would rather watch an unproduced Facebook live video of the talk, click here. Introduction Imagine you are on a train. The train is going down a track. Up ahead is a dark tunnel with no light at the end. This is what life is like with no hope. You … Continue reading Four Stories of Hope
Today, I have something super fun to share. I’ve teamed up with more than 45 fantastic supernatural mystery & thriller authors to give away a huge collection of novels to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a Kindle Fire to the Grand Prize winner! Entering the contest is completely free. Plus, you get to support new authors like myself who are trying to break out. I entered and I’m really … Continue reading Giving Away Cool Books
I’m so excited! My new book is now available in all the places! For a Kindle version, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Commandments-Defense-Reality-Book-ebook/dp/B01MZI79YL/ For a paperback, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Commandments-Defense-Reality/dp/1520544499/ For Barnes & Nobel Nook version, click here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-twelve-commandments-jeff-elkins/1125731245?ean=2940154192696 For Kobo, click here: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-twelve-commandments It helps me as an author get noticed by new readers if people get copies of the book within its first month of its release, so to encourage you to get … Continue reading All the Links! All the Gifts! All the Things!
I’ve got some exciting news. My newest novel, The Twelve Commandments, is available for pre-order on Amazon (click here). Over the next several days it will also become available in paperback at Amazon, and as an e-book in the Apple store, at BarnsandNobel.com, and Kobo. Two cool things I think you’ll want to know. First, for the next five weeks, the e-book will only be … Continue reading Exciting News!
Today, I thought I’d give you a glimpse into my writing process. I’m on my third novel now and I’ve fallen into a pattern: I lay out the entire plot on a timeline and a spreadsheet. I then write everything but the final climax scenes (usually the last three to four chapters). Next, I rewrite everything but the final climax scenes. For the last two … Continue reading Building the Final Battle