The confused babblings of someone who’s spent too long in the sun

How I met your (Swiss) mother (in Australia) – Finale

During that last week together I wasn’t the only one who figured out that six months apart was going to be way too long. I actually flew out of Sydney a few hours before she did, which meant the six months I’d planned to spend there was cut down to 2 ½ months. New...

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How I met your (Swiss) mother (in Australia) – 7

So Claudia came walking up with this guy, talking and laughing, and my heart just fell through the floor. I suddenly wanted nothing but to run far, far away. I was the world’s biggest idiot. Then she looked up and saw me. She made this little sound, dropped the bag...

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How I met your (Swiss) mother (in Australia) – 6

I did pretty well Thursday afternoon after Claudia flew away. Or at least I thought I did. Then Nick dragged me out of the bar and told me he wasn’t buying my cheerful act. Said he could see it in my eyes, how as soon as there was a lag in the conversation, I always...

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One person can really make a difference…

You know, all this almost didn’t happen. And by “this” I mean eleven books in two fantasy series, four books (soon to be five) in my Ace Lone Wolf series, tens of thousands of books sold, and millions of pages read. The whole making-a-living-as-a-writer thing. It came...

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How I met your (Swiss) mother (in Australia) – 5

Now the story gets hard. Before I continue, I need to share a couple things. I realized last week that, in order to do this story justice, I would have to reread the journal entries I wrote during that time. Most of my journals are still in Colorado, where we lived...

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How I met your (Swiss) mother (in Australia) – 4

As it turned out, fate intervened and I didn’t have to arrange for anything unfortunate to happen to Jackie. We had only just started our hike in the McDonnell Ranges when she remembered a phone call she had to make. We arranged to meet at a trail intersection later...

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