The Trip…and The Title!

First, some good news: my research trip to Saint Simons Island was fantastic! My illustrator and I were able to explore all the highlight of The Island, and I uncovered some much-needed information for my book. Saint Simons is a beautiful, enchanting place, and it is always a privilege to visit. I think the weekend can best be understood in pictures, so I’ve included several below.

Second, some more good news: I have decided on a title for my book, and it *should* remain as the final title. The novel (geared towards the middle-grade audience) is titled The Lighthouse Thief. I hope to release it by this summer.

And, my current reading list:
  • The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Saving Leonardo by Nancy Pearcey
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The School Story by Andrew Clements

Saint Simons Novel: A Brief Update

Things are looking good for my next book, a middle-grade novel set on Saint Simons Island, Georgia.

Along with my illustrator, I will be trekking down to The Island this weekend for more research and inspiration. We’ll be touring all the highlights of Saint Simons and enjoying the fabulous coastal atmosphere. Stay tuned for more posts and pictures of the trip!

If all goes well, I hope to release the book this summer. The whole process has been, and, I hope, will continue to be an adventure.

In Christ,

My Current Reading List:

  • Georgia’s Land of the Golden Isles by Burnette Vanstory
  • The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part One) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis


Welcome to the official blog from Tabbystone Press! I hope you’ll follow my journey of writing and publishing books.

Presently I’m working on a middle-grade fiction story set on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. It’s a mystery of sorts revolving around the Independence Day holiday and some suspicious happenings with the lighthouse. I have always been enthralled with The Island’s rich history, so this is a chance for me to write about something that is very exciting and special to me.

Look forward to more updates—including photos and a book title—soon!

My current reading list:

  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • St. Simons Island by Burnette Lightle
  • The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis
  • Wordsmithy by Douglas Wilson