Project Spaceman LampPost

When I was very young, about first or second grade, my school had what they called a Young Authors Faire. Every kid had to write a story and the school would publish them with whatever publishing material they had lying around. The object, of course, was to foster in our little minds a creativity that would be so important in years to come. This was my first introduction to writing.

I wrote a story called The Lumberjack and the Dragon. About a fearless lumberjack who was able to wield his hefty axe into battle with a vicious dragon who somehow fit inside his closet, The Lumberjack and the Dragon was obviously a novel of epic proportions. Written, illustrated and even bound by yours truly, this small book would be the perfect catalyst to a glorious writing career! But, alas... From this path I strayed.