I have spent my entire life in southeastern North Carolina. I currently live in Hampstead with my wife Meredith, and our 3 little boys.
I have always enjoyed reading and writing. I am not a big reader of fiction, though if it is a good story, I will be hooked. A couple of authors I really enjoy these days are Mitch Albom and David Gregory. Albom is the author of "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" and "Tuesdays With Morrie". He has also written another book called "For One More Day" that I have not yet read. Gregory is the writer of "Dinner with a Perfect Stranger" and "A Day With a Perfect Stranger". You may also find me reading the short stories of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. If I could model myself after one author, I think I would have to choose C.S. Lewis. He was such an artist with words, and had an excellent knowledge of the human condition.
Most of my time however is spent reading the great theologians and Christians of the past such as Augustine, Calvin, Luther, Edwards, Bunyan, and Spurgeon amongst others. I have recently become very interested in Philosophy as well, and really enjoy Francis Schaeffer and how he intertwines the study of Theology and Philosophy. I also love to read John Piper. His passion for God is tremendously contagious.
I have never envisioned myself as a fiction writer, but as a non-fiction, expositional writer. One day however God gave me the idea for my first book "Testimony". I think it is a great story that needs to be told and can help many who may be in a situation similar to the one I was in, and similar to the one the main character, Paul is in. We all have questions about faith, and who God is. "Testimony" is a partially autobiographical tale about how God uses ALL of our circumstances in life to reveal who He is to His children.