…I offer 52 free writing lesson over at my Bridge to Story, my website, and here on this blog.

But what you may not know is that I left my career as a Sr. Software Engineer in 2006 in order to go back to school for a BA and MFA in Creative Writing. My goal of being a writing coach and author’s first steps.

I got the BA in 2010. I was then accepted into the low-residency MFA program at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver. But alas, you cannot get financial aid in the US for distance graduate programs that are out of county programs. So I had to decline.

Along the way I got two years of Masters work in and earned a Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning, plus in 2010 I began my website Bridge to Story.

In spite of that MFA setback I was able to have a short story collection published by those wonderful folks over at Inspired Quill in 2012.

Brag alert: Here’s a link to the Claiming One Trailer, in case you haven’t seen it yet

And IQ is bringing out my next Nonfiction work ‘Tell Me (How to Write) A Story‘ this October.

So my nefarious plan has been very successful in moving forward year by year. I haven’t looked back since I began this journey by selling my house to finance a return to University. My life’s work is in my own creativity and in fostering the work of others.

So, you might ask, what can possibly be next?


I’ve taken the plunge for the next step of bringing  quality coaching to novice writers and I need advice from you by your reviewing my Kickstarter Project, bridgetostory/learn 18 Master Courses in Fiction & Memoir.

I need some eyes on this to see how you think it will play or not play before I launch it.  IS this product design project ready to launch for funding?

Have a look and offer some feedback before it goes live:

Check it out at

And thanks.