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Although human praise for my novels and songs is wonderful to imagine, it can't compare to the prospect of God's "Well done, good and faithful servant" when I reach that day and hour.

In the meanwhile, I rejoice in my belief that God has read my manuscripts numerous times and still gets a kick out of my offbeat sense of humor. I think He enjoys listening to my music, too, even when I feel like giving up on it.

He knows the strengths and weaknesses of everything I create—better than I do, in fact—and yet He keeps blessing me with fresh ideas and permitting me to think of them as mine.

READ an interview on the Special Interview website.

Me in a Nutshell

  • Gentle-spirited servant of God; often with better intentions than follow-through
  • Aged seventy-two and thankful to be
  • Husband of Kathleen
  • Dad to Kristi, father-in-law to Robert, and grandfather to Robert Austin & Aiden Cade
  • Step-dad to Mo and Trina; step-dad-in-law to Phil; step-grandfather to Jameson
  • Active in church choir, praise team, nursing home ministry
  • Play guitar and sing original songs wherever I have the chance to
  • Write and record Christian songs at home
  • Have been on mission trips to Australia, England, Wales, Romania, and Nicaragua
  • Former English teacher, job counselor/interviewer, and programmer/analyst
  • BA in English/Secondary Education, Frostburg State College (now University)
  • Twelve graduate credits from Salisbury State College (now Salisbury University)
  • Twenty-four credits in computer programming from Chesapeake College
  • Books
    • First ALTERED HEARTS young adult book, Found in Translation, published by Barbour, then taken on by Winged Publications, and now published by Roger
    • Second ALTERED HEARTS book, Lost in Dreams, originally published by Barbour, then taken on by Winged Publications and renamed A SEASON OF PEBBLES; now published by Roger
    • The previously unpublished two ALTERED HEARTS novels, Overshadowed and The Flowers of His Field, were published by Winged Publications and are now published by Roger
    • Roger has also taken over the publication of three quirky teen romances Winged Publications originally published: Project Muffintop, Misfits, and Wherefore Art Thou Ramón.
    • Quirky contemporary romances Do I Ever!, Impractically Yours, and Play the Right Game were published by Winged Publications and are now published by Roger
    • Satirical speculative novel The Devil & Pastor Gus was released by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas in 2014 and is the only one of Roger's books he's not currently the publisher of
    • Roger released Rosa No-Name, the prequel to both Found in Translation and The Flowers of His Field in 2017; it was his first self-published novel
    • Roger published a small book, Yesterday's Blossoms, in 2014 to showcase some short works (poems, plays, etc.); he followed that up with More of Yesterday's Blossoms
  • Other publications
    • Poetry published in three denominational youth magazines and local newspaper
    • Dramatic monologs and short plays published in local magazine
    • Article published in collection Stupid Moments
    • Article published in collection When God Steps In
    • Article published in collection God's Provision in Tough Times

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