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I Want to Sign Your Book for the Holidays!

Can you believe it’s October already?  I’m dismayed enough that there are already pumpkins outside the grocery store, but my 8-year-old informs me that there are just twelve Thursdays left until Christmas.  And, after quickly consulting the calendar, I can...

TAKEOFF Makes It to Late Night

I’m not usually an easy guy to surprise.  My family says I’m hard to shop for at the holidays; I’m a cynic by nature and a lawyer by training, so I typically try to think ahead and figure out anything and everything that might sneak up on me or one of my clients. But...

R.I.P. John McCain

Lord, guard and guide the men who fly Through the great spaces in the sky. Be with them always in the air, In darkening storms or sunlight fair; Oh, hear us when we lift our prayer, For those in peril in the air! If you don’t recognize them, the lines above are the...

Get Your Paper Here!

Today was the latest in a string of firsts this year regarding TAKEOFF: my first appearance in a newspaper! Thanks to editor Michael Rocha, writer Rob LeDonne, and the San Diego Union-Tribune, I was featured in today’s Sunday edition.  The article tells the...

What a Month!

There’s no other way to say it, the last thirty-one days have been an unbelievable ride! On June 1, I woke up early—even earlier than my usual 4am—and rushed to my phone the same way my kids run to the tree on Christmas morning. When I finally turned it on and rubbed...

TAKEOFF Selected for Amazon First Reads!

Wow, and just like that, the day is actually here!   Real, live readers (Reid-ers!) will be getting their hands on the book TODAY!!! So many of you have been asking about the change in publication date—now that it’s official, I can finally announce that TAKEOFF has...