Journey With Words

Because Everyone Has a Story.

My personal writing journey, blog, tips and ideas for new writers.

Event hub for ACFW New York/ New Jersey Chapter.


somethingiamnot 2.jpg
Of All the Liars in the World...    Sometimes the Worst Are Your Own Fears.

(Rudyard Kipling)

BILLY MCQUEEN works hard to keep his life together. At seventeen, he can almost balance senior year, football games, and a budding romance with his father's abuse and illicit activities at home. But when former boxing champion, Max McQueen, puts a price on his son's head and sells him to a wealthy old woman, Billy has to fight for his freedom and for his little brother who is next in line. In the face of his deepest shame-- a father who never loved him, a woman who stole his worth, and a tragedy that has defined him-- Billy must choose to become the man he hates, or the one God destined him to be.


"A raw account without frilly answers to life's toughest challenges" George Perry, Fighter Pilot.

"This book was amazing! I was captivated by the character, Billy. His struggle grabbed me from the very start. Great read! I couldn't put it down!" Martha Martin, Administrative Assistant, Pillar College.



(For more, read a sample chapter in the writing drop down)

SOMETHING I AM NOT, previously titled BILLY and completed 1/1/16, won the 2016 ACFW Genesis Award. The award was presented in Nashville, TN at the ACFW National Conference Gala.

 Omni Hotel, Nashville, TN

Omni Hotel, Nashville, TN