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Hey Velvet Brick Subscribers!

I have some news. I am a new author with a book coming out in September!!

I am excited, nervous, and a little tired. (It turns out writing a book is a bit more difficult than writing a blog post.) 🙂

I want to thank you, faithful followers, for reading my posts and hanging with me while I wax eloquent or not so eloquent about my passions in life.

The bad news is that I will eventually be retiring this blog site, but the good news is you can still follow me on my new author page at

It would be an honor if you would still hang out with me. I’ll continue to blog on occasion, and you can get updates on my book.

Please make sure to subscribe by email on my new website to get all my posts.

Oh, and about my book… The title is Giving Hope An Address: The Teen Challenge Legacy Story.

It’s a story about the faith-based drug rehabilitation ministry I grew up in called Teen Challenge. It’s the story of two brothers (my father and my uncle) who founded a home in Brooklyn, New York City, to help drug addicts and those with life-controlling problems. The building (prominently displayed on my book cover and still in operation today) offers the hope of Jesus Christ in curing addictions.

Today—60 years later—Teen Challenge has grown to 1400 centers in 122 nations. It’s a remarkable legacy of a ministry that has saved so many lives from the destruction of drugs because of the hope found in Jesus Christ.

My story is for a new generation that might not be familiar or know the story of Teen Challenge’s beginning years.

Today we see headlines of the devastating news regarding the opioid crisis. Drug addiction affects so many people, and overdoses are at an all-time high.  But my story is a reminder that there is a cure for addiction. The book eventually shares several amazing testimonies of people who were set free from the power of drugs and living a new life of hope in Christ. A hope found at Teen Challenge!

You can find out more information and preorder the book on Amazon.

Thanks, faithful followers and please join me over at my author page. HERE——–>>>