Author. Story Consultant.

How do we make the world a better place?

Being an author means I spend a lot of time in the mind of my characters. How my characters deal with their reality is a reflection of how I deal with my own. Creating heroes designed to save worlds forces you to think about how you might be able to save your own world. Do we need superpowers to save a world? Can one person actually do anything? I believe one person can change the world, but the trick is getting people to band together and do what makes things better for all of humanity.

If more people could see past what makes us different, and embrace what makes us all the same, the world would be better off. If humanity had more tolerance for gender differences, race and sexual identities, the world would be a better place. We’re all humans, connected, trying to do the best we can on this little planet we call Earth. Ideologies divide us. Religions divide us. Wealth divides us. Greed divides us. Finding the common ground is the answer and the eternal challenge. So how can one person make a difference?

Charity: The first step towards a better world.

How can one person make a difference? I don't believe in handouts, but I do believe in handups; that's where charity comes in. If you don't have money to donate to a cause you believe in, then donate time with volunteer work or community service. Teach a class, or help someone learn a trade. Do something good for someone then pay it forward, tell them to do good things for others. Every little bit helps. Granted, in order for this all to work you do have to care about yourself and humanity in the first place. In order to create a better world, we have to give up the idea of hopes and prayers and work towards policy, change and charity work. Charity gives others a chance. Give good fortune to them then they can give that good fortune back to others.

So how can you help? Chances are you already did. If you've purchased any of my books you've helped me donate to a charity I hold dear, Operation Smile

Operation Smile is an international medical charity that has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other dental and facial conditions. It is one of the oldest and largest volunteer-based organizations dedicated to improving the health and lives of children worldwide through access to surgical care.

A portion of my book sales go to this charity and you have helped me raise over $500+ so far. So, a continued heartfelt thanks to my family, friends and fans for supporting my writing and helping change the world in the process.

Keep fighting the good fight. Donate to charities you hold dear and in doing so we'll make the world a better place.