I’m a husband, a father of 2 (3 yr old boy and 14 month old daughter) and live in the suburbs of Chicago. I love the extreme seasons that Chicago offers, particularly how it can snow six inches in March and one can wear a t-shirt and shorts in April. I earned a B.A. in English at the University of Iowa, but my career is in pharmaceutical advertising–go figure. My first book was published in August of 2012, called DADspirations: The 1st 100 Days of Fatherhood. I don’t consider myself an expert in parenthood by any means. I make the same number of mistakes as every other parent and don’t have any fancy combination of letters after his name.
I do believe that anyone can be an inspired dad as long as he wants to put the time, effort and heart into becoming one. My quirk: I always listen to movie scores when I write. No words or lyrics, just random background sounds and I have a playlist that put on repeat while I wear headphones. I’m pretty good at zoning out, so I can write with friends at a loud coffee shop or on the couch at home next to my wife.
My current writing playlist includes: –Aggressive Expansion by Hans Zimmer from The Dark Knight –My Name is Lincoln by Steve Jablonsky from The Island –Bumblee by Steve Jablonsky from Transformers –Time by Hans Zimmer from Inception –The Gael by Dougie Maclean from Last of Mohicans –The Mighty Rio Grande by This Will Destroy You from Moneyball –The Reunion by John Williams from War Horse
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