If You Don’t Really Like Reading Books …

I have a good friend who doesn’t read much. I’ve given him a few copies of my books as a courtesy over the years, but I know he never got past the first few paragraphs.

I recently gave him a copy of my new book, Cory and the Seventh Story, co-written with Gareth Higgins and illustrator Heather Lynn Harris. We often call it a children’s book, and it is, but my friend’s reaction told me it is more than that.

“I put your book beside my bed,” he said, “and I’ve been reading it and re-reading it before I go to sleep. It’s really great that you’ve distilled what you write into a short story like this. As someone who knows you, I realize this isn’t just a story you wrote. This is the story you live.”


I’ve spent twenty years now writing traditional books of 60 – 90,000 words each. And I hope to write at least a few more in the years ahead.

But it took this little book of just 2500 words to connect with my friend.

That might be you too, or someone you know. If so, I hope you’ll check out Cory and the Seventh Story.


It’s a fable about “Us” and “Them”, and how we can build bridges and not just walls between us.

For folks who do like to read, we’ve also written a companion book for adults, called The Seventh Story: Us, Them, and the End of Violence.

It starts with a fable for adults and then explores film, politics, sociology, history, and our own biographies.

You can purchase Cory and the Seventh Story and The Seventh Story now.  If you’d like to learn more and order, head over to www.theseventhstory.com.

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