Being A Stay-At-Home Dad

In order to shepherd my four-year old son through the turbulent waters of Post Toddlerhood, and to ensure that the lad does not get stuck in the school to prison pipeline, I recently quit working and became a stay-at-home dad. First, let me say kudos to all stay-at-home parents out there. This is a rough gig. Very rough. Second, can anyone babysit? Kidding.

Harry, my son, is a spirited young buck and funny as hell, so while I am working on the follow-up to Alphabet Land (and writing “lifestyle” articles under the pseudonym Olive Winks), I started writing a blog called Breakfast With Harry. It’s all about my attempts to feed my little man breakfast.  Occasionally, I rant/muse/complain about kids and parenting and how surprisingly difficult it is to make instant grits. Here’s the link if you want to check it out.  

 

The Rook Lives: A New Book Deal

The Rook and his special brand of justice will live on. Look for him to return in 2018!

Just as I was about to give up on writing mystery novels, Down and Out Books offered me a contract to re-issue Alphabet Land and continue the series. So it looks like the Rook, one of my favorite characters, will live on. . .as soon as I sit back down at the computer and dream up another sticky situation for him and his .45 Chief’s Special to get into.

I’m excited and honored.

In the meantime, I’ve become a stay-at-home dad (long story), and to cope with the stress and share the joys of parenting, I started a blog called Breakfast With Harry. It’s all about me trying to feed my four-year old breakfast everyday. The stories are funny, I think, so check it out.