RJ with David Childress

It’s 12:32 a.m. here on the East Coast of America… the night sky is packed with thick, dark clouds, and rain pounds the roof of my modest home in Belleair.

I love the rain, it washes away the sins of mankind and brings renewal, offering new beginnings when the streets are washed clean and the soul senses reinvigorating hope.


RJ & Nick Pope

Life… no matter what it throws at the human spirit, we bounce back and fight for another dream, reaching into that vast universe of courage to continue the good fight.

I often quote the following :

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900)

I’m a huge believer in redemption… and I support the old adage that it doesn’t matter how many times a person is knocked down, but how many times they pick themselves up to fight another day.

No matter what one faces in life, we have to keep on chasing that elusive dream, you’ve got to have that fire deep inside your soul.


A friend recently noted that I’m listed on Wikipedia as a “famous resident” of Belleair, Florida.

I’m flattered and grateful for the recognition.

RJ & Richard Dolan

But I have to laugh.. FAME?


As I tap this on my trusted custom built laptop, my pledge to the fans who buy my books is to encourage the hope of the future.

I’ll try my best to recover from the injuries I sustained in 2013 and do my best to get back to writing great books. It’s difficult, the pain is atrocious, but I’m trying to recover.

I continue to be humbled by everyone who reads my work, and I thank those who’ve sent get well notes, or took the time to post reviews of my novels.

It means the world to me, and this is me saying thanks.

The only thing that matters in life are the friendships we form and being kind to one another. If someone has shown you kindness, pass it on, make someone else smile. Sometimes, we get so caught up in the small things, we forget our lives are nothing more than a particle on a strong gust of wind. We’re only on this little blue planet for a brief moment, and in the end, what’s important is whether or not we made the best of our lives.

I love you all for your well wishes.