Never Alone, Never Again

Newest podcast interview available NOW! I recently had the chance to sit down with Brett from Recovery Survey, & discuss my recovery – both the good AND the bad – & talk a little about my book, “Against Such Things: A Memoir of Trauma, Addiction, & Survival.” “Against Such Things” is the riveting true accountContinue reading “Never Alone, Never Again”

Reflections & Reparations

Today, somehow, it’s been 5-years since my father passed from this life into the next. Five years since the most complicated, tumultuous, loving relationship of my life ended. Five years. Losing a parent is HARD. Losing a parent who was both your lifelong cheerleader AND long-standing nemesis? Well, that’s a whole other ball of wax.Continue reading “Reflections & Reparations”

The Real Gift

My daughter’s birthday was last month. She turned 27, which is WILD for so many reasons. I promised her a special present, but didn’t get it to her until yesterday. It wasn’t because I forgot about her, or was too self-absorbed to finish it on time. (And, make no mistake, it DID used to beContinue reading “The Real Gift”

Yesterday/Today

The year is 2000, & my solution for getting out of the dope game is to rob a convenience store. At gunpoint. So I can buy more dope, & leave town in the stolen car I’m rolling around in. I’m maybe 100lbs soaking wet, have missed my kids’ birthdays, cleaned out both my parent’s bankContinue reading “Yesterday/Today”

Kindle Countdown Deal

My book, Against Such Things: A Memoir of Trauma, Addiction, & Survival is on sale for only $2.99 this week. l was going to wait until some “Substance Abuse Awareness Month” or “Trauma Survivors Week” came around, but decided that wasn’t necessary. There are people suffering NOW, & I sure wouldn’t have made it outContinue reading “Kindle Countdown Deal”

New Podcast Dropped Today!

I had a chance to sit down Missing Mei from The Creative Sober and talk about my book, confronting #toxictheology, the creative process in sobriety, and what recovery looks like for me today.

New Book Review

Joe Conniff, Author of Causes & Conditions: A Life Experience in Addiction & Recovery, recently shared a review on my memoir. I’m so honored to receive such fab feedback from another #author in #recovery! Want to read the first few chapters of Against Such Things free? Here you go! tiny.cc/againstsuchthings #againstsuchthings #wedorecover #recoveryispossible #addictionrecovery #addictionmemoirContinue reading “New Book Review”

First Podcast Goes Live!

The other day, I got the incredible opportunity to sit down with Sara of “Stay Alive Inc.” What an honor to be a guest on her podcast “I’m Alive Because”! We discussed my memoir, what recovery looks like for me today, and living authentically ❤️🙏 Listen to Podcast 🎧 Connect with Sara: @abrandforthebroken @saraswellnessway https://www.thewellnesswayllc.com/

Livestream Video of Author Reading

First author reading ✅ Had a great time virtually hanging out with Orca Books today! Read a few chapters of my memoir, answered some questions, and shared a message of hope. Check out the video above, if you missed it! #peaceloveandagainstsuchthings #againstsuchthings #wedorecover #recoveryispossible #memoirsofarach

Breaking Generational Curses

My sweet daughter made me this. My daughter, who along with her brothers, I once-upon-a-time gave up for my addiction. But, today? Today she is my biggest cheerleader and dearest friend. Do NOT believe the lie: WE F’N DO RECOVER 💓😭🙏 #againstsuchthings #wedorecover #thelieisdead #thehealisreal #nomatterwhat