Jerry-rigged: A True StoryTwo fragile souls and their twelve dogs attempt to make a 1200 mile journey in a few short days to attend a father’s funeral. Caught unprepared, they secure the best option possible for the mission - a 1985 mass transit bus that lists heavily to the right and is missing a functioning alternator. Their travels mirror the crumbling existence the couple has been enduring for over a decade, but illuminates their capacity to pull together when the going gets rough. This is a story of perseverance, dedication and grit. It is about the power of the can-do spirit and about never saying quit. Ultimately, it is about the love that they have for each other, their cherished dogs and the father they traveled to honor and remember.
Eight Minutes of Advice“I had a thought, perhaps a message from the Universe, to create a list of the most important things to share if I only had a short time to live. I sat down and drafted my list, refraining from editing or altering it from the original, organic state. It took me just eight minutes.”
The Autumn of My Life - A NovelJake worries that he's not long for this world so he writes a memoir. Starting with his beginnings on a farm in Iowa and ending after his retirement from Rogier Municipal where he spent most of his adult years, Jake recounts his often awkward attempt at forging relationships, falling in love, experiencing pain and learning about loyalty. Reading his perspective of his life's journey may, at times, feel it is as much yours as it is his.But, the ending isn't what you think and it will jar you to the core.