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September 9, 2015



Historic Cove FortIn a couple of days, we'll mark the 158th anniversary of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. On September 11th, 1857, 120 men, women, and children in an Arkansas wagon train were murdered in cold blood outside of Cedar City, Utah. Until this past July, I had never visited Mountain Meadows. I had read several books on the subject from various perspectives. By all accounts, it was senseless, cruel, and represents the darker side of human nature: it is that side of us that surfaces...
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Published on September 09, 2015 14:34 • 9 views

June 22, 2015

In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a eulogy for victims of a heinous act of domestic terrorism that resulted in the deaths of four children: Addie Mae Collins, Carol Denise McNair, Cynthia Diane Wesley, and Carole Robertson. Last week’s shooting victims were also in a church. The world will long remember Cynthia Hurd, Clementa Pinckney, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Tywanza Sanders, Ethel Lance, Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Susie Jackson, Daniel Simmons Sr, and Myra Thompson.In referring to...
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Published on June 22, 2015 11:12 • 7 views

December 1, 2014

Dear Neil,
We met a couple of weeks ago after your stellar presentation at a fundraiser for the Ogden School Foundation. It was an event that will live in my memory for a lifetime. I'm a huge fan and love the stories you create. Plus, you were in a Simpsons episode. Anyways, I won’t forget how you mentioned there is a correlation between a county’s literacy levels and the number of prisons in planning. It reassured me that what I do as a writer matters, even if I only reach a few readers. Or h...
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Published on December 01, 2014 13:09 • 20 views

October 1, 2014

James Allen stated that "As a man thinketh...so is he." If that's the case, I'm in real trouble. My thoughts range any given day from Ghostbuster Donuts at Krispy Kreme to the probability of parallel universes and doppelgangers. Do they also have Ghostbuster Donuts? It drives my wife crazy and I empathize with her as we often make the three hour drive to visit family in Roosevelt. Politics, race, history, religion, it's all fair game in the Kia, especially after the kids fall asleep. I laugh...
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Published on October 01, 2014 14:07 • 18 views

May 22, 2014

Eight years ago, you graduated from fourth grade. It was my first year teaching and for that reason, I can still see all of your faces vividly. The fact that most of you are graduating high school and aren't in jail (that I know of) is encouraging. Now that you're moving on to post high school life, you'll be making some big decisions. Since everyone else gives you advice this time of year, I figured I should too. I mean I did it every day for a whole school year. Indulge me one more time.

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Published on May 22, 2014 12:16 • 28 views

February 13, 2014

For all the joy many find through their membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, there is a unique pain many of us have experienced. That pain stems from the exclusion of family members from being present for our wedding ceremonies.


I joined the LDS faith in my early teens and really became active in my late teens. I loved my service as a missionary for the church. Through my membership is how I indirectly found my wife. We adopted our son through LDS...
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Published on February 13, 2014 12:13 • 40 views

December 17, 2013

On December 17th, 2003, I joined an exclusive club. It's a club in which no one desires membership. In fact, most would gladly pay dues to stay out of it. On that day, my dad died. I was sitting in my college apartment with my roommate, Grant. We were watching TV and eating breakfast, fruit loops to be exact. I had tickets to see Return of the King that night. I had just finished up the semester at college and was looking forward to going home that weekend for the holidays. My phone rang...
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Published on December 17, 2013 08:29 • 31 views

December 6, 2013


I am twenty years old, living within inner city Philadelphia. As I walk down the sidewalk one day, a smiling boy, four or five years old runs down his steps and hugs my leg. I am caught off guard, but instinctively hug him back. As I do so, a man pushes me backward and rips the boy away from me. The man turns to his son and says, "Get away from that cracker! He's a white devil! Don't you hug him. His grandma and grandpa took kids like you and put them in chains!" The boy's smile disappea...
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Published on December 06, 2013 21:27 • 21 views

October 13, 2013


It happened. A worst case scenario nightmare every author dreads, happened to me last Thursday night. I checked the clock on the wall and then my phone to confirm the time was right- 6:10 PM. Everyone must’ve been running late. After all, it was a rainy night and parents probably needed more time to get their kids corralled into the car and to the school for the launch party. I watched the door leading into the school gymnasium at Endeavour Elementary anxiously, but no one else filed through....
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Published on October 13, 2013 13:32 • 44 views

July 30, 2013

Has it really been more than a year since I last blogged? Indeed it has. Why, you ask? The truth is I hate blogging unless there's something to blog about. Today, there is!

Sweetwater Books is giving away an ARC of my newest book, Huber Hill & the Golden Staff of Cíbola. What is an ARC? It stands for Advanced Reviewer's Copy. It is a rare, unedited, vintage version of the book. Very few are printed and sent to book reviewers and aren't sold in the marketplace. Since the publisher has...
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Published on July 30, 2013 16:09 • 64 views