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Behold the Man!

My wife and I are participating in an Easter musical our church is performing this weekend. The story tells of the entire life of Jesus, from birth to resurrection to glory. No, I don’t sing, goodness no; I have a couple non-speaking parts as Joseph (my wife is Mary, both the young version and the … Continue reading

Holding Daddy’s Hand

Several years ago, when our girls were young, we took them to the county fair so they could experience the “kiddie rides.” One particular ride was especially fearsome—the Himalaya, a continuous circle of cars that race around and around while undulating like a boat riding the swells of a rough ocean, first forward, then backward. I remember … Continue reading


One of my favorite parts of the book publishing process is seeing the cover for the first time. It’s the first chance I get to experience my book the way the consumer does. A Thousand Sleepless Nights releases in October and is a book I’m very excited about. It’s about a woman battling cancer while at … Continue reading

When God is Silent

Have you ever experienced the silence of God? It happens. We pray, we talk to God, we cry out to Him, and there is no response. The heavens are quiet and still. It seems our petitions never make it past our own atmosphere. Is God ignoring us? Is He giving us the silent treatment? In … Continue reading

When IT Appears (Boys!)

It’s happening. My worst nightmare has suddenly been thrust upon me like a hundred pound weight dropped from a four story building. There’s nothing I can do about it. It had to happen sooner or later. I guess I was hoping for later . . . much later. But as it tends to do, time has crept … Continue reading

All I Need to Know About Life I Learned From My Kids

Life is full of lessons. And for the astute observer you can learn something by watching just about anything. I have four daughters and I’ve learned a lot about myself and life by watching them. In fact, it’s quite possible I’ve learned all I need to know about life from my children. And I’ve taken … Continue reading

6 Ways to Dissolve Conflict

Conflict is a part of life. No one escapes it, no one hides from it. You don’t have look for it because sooner or later it will find you. It finds us all, often at the worst time. Conflict has power to destroy relationships, erase friendships, put a gulf the size of the Grand Canyon … Continue reading

Celebrating 4 years as a cancer survivor, March 17th!

Hope in the Valley

It was four years ago today that I received a phone call at work. The gastroenterologist apologized then told me I had colon cancer. He told me what would happen next, the tests, the scans, the surgeries, the chemo; he told me I was too young to have cancer. But I heard little of it. … Continue reading

Book Giveaway Winners Announced!

I still get giddy every time I hold one of these book giveaways. I love all the comments people leave because so many times it allows me a glimpse of your life and puts the focus on you where it should be. I think it’s always important to see each other as real people living … Continue reading

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What readers are saying about A THOUSAND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS . . .

I have not been so deeply and utterly moved by a book in a very long time. A Thousand Sleepless Nights is a powerful and gripping novel that moved me greatly.
--Susan S.

A Thousand Sleeples Nights left me speechless as my heart and mind reconciled dealing with the trauma of cancer and a lifetime of regrets and finding God in the midst of it all. Sometimes a diagnosis of cancer can be God’s redemption.
--Jill J.

An emotionally steeped blessing of a story. One that pulled at my heart with one hand while holding a convicting mirror in the other.
--John U.

Great job. I hope and pray this book does for others what it did for me.
--Terri C.

I read A Thousand Sleepless Nights twice because it was that good. A very emotional story of a dysfunctional family, cancer, redemption and healing.
--Pat R.

I can really see how [this book] will be a blessing to many who have to face the devestation of cancer and loss.
--Tina H.

A Thousand Sleepless Nights will tug at your deepest emotions as it unfolds the evil of cancer and the power of relationships. The characters are endearing, real and relatable, as is the true battles they fight: illness, apathy, love, commitment and balancing life. King's novel strikes a vein, and sends hope to the heart of the matter--a fine read for anyone in need of healing.
--Donnalynn D.

This is a stirring novel that paints a great picture of cancer and its effects on not only those who have it, but their families and friends.
--Mark B.

A Thousand Sleepless Nights moved me so deeply I could not leave it alone until I’d read it completely. This bittersweet tale of illness--both physical and emotional--and the way lives are ultimately changed by its effects makes it a story for everyone, especially for those struggling to find forgiveness and healing.
--Claudette W.

A Thousand Sleepless Nights is a novel that touches you on a deep emotional level. It is a beautiful story about surviving, suffering, and what the true meaning of love is and how cancer, while devastating, can pull together a family torn apart by a past of neglect. A beautiful masterpiece!
--Joshua R.


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