​These are some of my thoughts, views, ideas, and reflections including things I've learned along the way about writing, speaking, storytelling, and life - ​Hopefully, what I have to say will help you on your journey through life.

4/20/2017:   I’m putting the final touches on my first novel (my second book).  I started writing my first novella little over a year ago.  It’s been one of the most exhilarating projects I have ever tackled.  I love the process of creating my characters and putting them into situations they must overcome.  This novel has it all: murder, romance, deception, mystery, and it all takes place in the Pacific Northwest.

4/24/2017:   One of the best things I ever did for myself was to join a Toastmasters Club.  I was a Toastmaster for over 35 years.  My confidence grew.  I became a pretty fair speaker, and I developed my talent for telling personal stories.  You can read many of my stories in my book, Sharing Personal Stories and on my website waldostories.com.  I hope you take a few minutes to read a few of them. 

​1/26/2018:   My goal for 2018 is to complete and publish the novel I've been working on for the last couple of years.  I'm currently deep into the editing process which for me has turned out to be quite challenging.  The tentative title I have in mind is Saw-Tooth Revelations.  I can tell you that it takes place in the Pacific Northwest and includes murder, mystery, deception, romance, and love.