I am the father of the four children in this picture. As friends at Bo's Place in Houston taught me to think, "Three live on earth, and one lives in heaven."

I founded Amphibian Press when my first book, Molly's Pollywogs, was published in 2010. The word "amphibian" comes from Greek words that can be thought of as meaning "life on both sides." This  comforting thought has been a recurring theme in my writing to date.

This picture was taken on Father’s Day, 2003. It shows Vincent (16), Nathan (8), Molly (5), and Andy (3) in the oak tree in our back yard. This is my all-time favorite picture.

This picture always reminds me that my number one goal is to have a happy and stable home and family life. I cannot allow anything to ever take priority over that.