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Books. We love reading them. Some of us love writing them. I'm one of those people. I've had a voracious appetite for reading ever since I was young. A few years back, I started writing stories of my own.

This page is dedicated to the stories and books I've either written or am currently writing. They're available in various formats for everyone to enjoy.

I hope these stories move and inspire you. Maybe even make your day brighter. Feel free to send me your feedback about them here. For now, I leave you to your reading pleasure.

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Non-Fiction

Works in Progress

SMART FOCUS Book 1: How to Stay S.M.A.R.T. and Achieve Your Most Important Goals One Step at a Time

​(Now Available)

My first forte into non-fiction is a new book series entitled The SMART FOCUS System. In SMART FOCUS Book 1, I go into detail about a tool I've found invaluable in achieving my own personal goals.

If you're having trouble sticking to your New Year's Resolutions—or other goals—then SMART FOCUS Book 1 is just the help you need!

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SMART FOCUS Book 2: How to Use F.O.C.U.S. to Achieve Your Most Important Goals Amidst the Clutter

​(Status: Currently Editing, Planning to release in late May/Early June)

5/24/17: Final proofs sent to editor. Also finished several graphics (covers, banners, etc.) for final production and promos!

SMART FOCUS Book 2 will be centered around another invaluable tool I'll introduce which will help you hone in on the goals you find most important.

I'll share various tips and other resources to help you stay focused on achieving each goal you set for yourself, no matter what.

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SMART FOCUS Book 3: 5 Final Tips to Help You Achieve Your Most Important Goals Finishing the Journey

​(Status: Awaiting Final Draft, Planning to release in late June/July)

1/5/17: The final book in my SMART FOCUS book series will be based on a blog post I wrote around a year ago. This is sort of a bonus book which will cover various tips on successfully achieving your goals.

Book 3 is currently on the back-burner until Book 2 is published. I hope to publish Books 2 and 3 within 90 days of each other so the series will quickly be complete.

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Fiction

Short Stories & Anthologies

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An endearing Romantic Comedy about the value of second chances. When Jane Carver gets set up on a blind date by her best friend, her date, Mike Russell, makes a mess of things...literally!

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Blind Date

(My Most Popular Story to Date!)

An ordinary family vacation turns into a hilarious adventure! When Bill Oswald tries to get away for a relaxing weekend of hunting, fishing, and camping with his family, things begin to unravel, and he enlists the help of his son in order to prove to the "guys back home" that he is indeed a true hunter.

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How To WIN at NaNoWriMo (Eric Beaty)

How to WIN at NaNoWriMo

In 2009, I set out to finally achieve my goal of writing a novel. The premise behind National Novel Writing Month, founded in 1999 by Chris Baty, is to write 50,000 words by the end of the designated month, which is always November. Here is my story.

Note: After entering and winning NaNoWriMo 2015, I've continued updating this story to include what I've learned as a result.​

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Interview with a Future Bestselling Author

In this story I set out to motivate myself to carry on with my writing despite the overwhelming fear that my writing isn't—or will never be—"good enough." How did I do this? By interviewing my future self and experimenting with what it would feel like to be a bestselling author.

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Down at the Old Folks Club

This short story records my observations regarding Old Folks Clubs (OFCs) in general, how you can tell if you're in the presence of a genuine OFC, various types of OFCs, and even if you qualify for "membership" in your local chapter of the OFC.

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Confessions of a (Self-Professed) Writing Failure

"Confessions of a (Self-Professed) Writing Failure" is designed to be a collection of musings I've deemed unworthy of posting as content on my blog, but that still matter to me as a writer. These can be anything from entries from one of my many journals to ramblings straight to Wattpad. Every now and then I know writers get frustrated and feel like failures—at least, I hope I'm not alone.

Novels & Other Long Works

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Kitty Hero Chronicles

(NaNoWriMo 2015 Winning Novel!)

A story about a Russian Blue cat named Java (so named after our own cat) who discovers she has superpowers and must use them to save her town from an evil lab rat.

"Feelings"

​(Status: Currently Awaiting Edits)

"Feelings" (working title) is the novel I talk about in the above story "How to WIN at NaNoWriMo." It involves an amateur private eye (a "Feeler") who has the ability to sense the emotions of others (aka Feelings). I've been on track to finishing it since the Fall of 2014. It's becoming an exciting journey, and I can't wait to share it with you all. 

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