Monday, November 24, 2014

Latest review for Crosswinds

I just received notice of another review for Crosswinds posted on Amazon.
Here's the review:

"I love it when a book surprises me with unexpected insights and wisdom about the human condition. When a book also makes me look at my own life,'s a keeper.

"Crosswinds is a story about two men stranded in an airport because of circumstances beyond their control. The time together generates enough thoughtful energy that they eventually turn inward and recognize the only thing that they could ever control - their reaction to the events and people in their lives. And that shift in perspective makes all the difference.

"There are stories within stories that will leave you wondering about life. There are many anecdotes that seem as if they were written just for you. And there is a message of hope that will leave you smiling long after you have turned the last page.

"As a side note - this book makes a great gift to anyone who has ever served in the military. They will resonate with the stories, the images and the descriptions of military life. And they may just peek behind a door to self-awareness at the same time.

"Well done!"

Wow, what a great compliment.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

TV interview and book-signing event scheduled

With much appreciation to Colleen Horning for her assistance, I'll be doing an interview on KTXD - Channel 47 on Dec. 10 to talk about Crosswinds.
I've also been booked for a signing event at the DeSoto Library from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10.
Please tune into the broadcast on Dec. 10 (or set your DVR) and I look forward to seeing everyone at the DeSoto Library on Jan. 10.

Monday, November 10, 2014

My Lincoln Crosswind

As part of my day job, I write a syndicated auto column that's picked up in several hundred newspapers throughout the U.S. Last week I was assigned to evaluate the new Lincoln MKC and Ford Motor Company challenged me to come up with a video based on their current ad campaign starring Matthew McConaughey. With much appreciation to my videographer Scott Dorsett, here's what we came up with. I tried to work in a few subtle plugs for Crosswind as well.