Renowrites blog!

Author of YA novel "Enlightenment" available March 2019!


The people close to me know how much of a BIG baseball fan I am. My team of choice is the Atlanta Braves. Even though I grew up in Northern Michigan, they had 150 games aired on TBS and I couldn’t help but watch them everyday. Dale Murphy. Bob Horner. Chris Chambliss. Bruce Benedict. Rafael Ramirez. Glenn “Mother” Hubbard. These were the players I identified with during the 1980’s Braves. My most relaxing time is 1) either at the ballpark or 2) watching any baseball game on my couch.

Today, the Braves lost to the SF Giants 8-2. We’re 23-21, and I’m hopefully we can go on a run on this road trip. We just need Chipper to get healthy. I keep seeing concern over our outfield on fan forums and AJC newspaper articles, but I hope people can remember that the 1990’s Braves were built on pitching. I think Frank Wren is getting us back to that edict. Sure, Franceour only has three homeruns, but pitching and solid defense will always keep a team in the hunt. I say stick with what we have until the All-Star break and evaluate then. We shouldn’t duplicate the Texeira deal ever again!!

I hope to write a novel one day around a baseball setting. I’ve written one with basketball, but I don’t think I can call my writing career complete without attempting a baseball love story. Ah, the future, it holds so many possibilities.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day. We went cherry picking and spent time with extended family. Three day weekends go by so quickly.

Now, off to sleep. Work calls in the morning…

Filed under: everyday


Just when I thought spring weather would remain sunny, the rain is back in Northern California. Oh well, rainy weather puts me in a writing mood, while sunny weather makes me want to run around outside! This past weekend, I celebrated the victory of Manny Pacquio over Ricky Hatton with thirty other family members jumping up and down in excitement. It is inspiring to see Filipinos from all walks of life able to put differences aside and root for one cause – in this case, one boxer who happens to be the most powerful boxer in the world right now. Did you see that shot Hatton took to the chin? Damn!

So I’ve been working on my second novel, tentatively entitled Brown Jungle. A long way to go, but I’m happy with how the plot is developing. This is my first paranormal and this novel will be the first of a trilogy that will probably take years for me to write.

My three kids keep me busy, so how to find time to write? It’s a constant challenge…time. More time to spend with the family. More time to write. More time to edit video. And as I hit my mid-30’s, I’m finding it harder to function at work when I only have two hours sleep the night before. I end up walking around like a zombie, quite literally.

Oh, how I miss my college days in Ann Arbor when I could take exams, play ball and go out with the girl on two hours sleep every night…oh the memories.

Here’s to the constant challenge of finding the time…

Filed under: Writing