TGIM Books: What inspired Fire Light Fire Bright?

Many people have asked what was my inspiration for writing Fire Light Fire Bright.  I guess I would have to say, the Vietnam War.  I lost some close friends there and I wanted to write this book as a tribute.

The Journey Begins

Issues released me from those chains of self-oppression. Before, all I could do is hurt …now all I want to do is help.

Life is hard.  Life is not fair.

Having taught for 14 years, I have seen a lot of kids endure some pretty ugly situations.  For some of them, they still struggle to overcome their challenges, to change their life’s path.