There are a few passions into which I pour my time and energy. Outdoor learning and literacy covers the scope of most of it, hence the reason for the Mr. Pish Educational Series. Some of Mr. Pish’s books benefit the Arbor Day Foundation’s programs which promote outdoor learning. You can learn more about that here.
I’m also an advocate for the independent publishing industry and donate a huge portion of my time to assisting indie authors through the web site Indies Unlimited. The support of the indie community inspired me to take on a project to help provide libraries damaged by Hurricane Sandy by providing them with new books. From this idea, the group Indie Authors for Hurricane Sandy Library Recovery was formed.
With access to so many talented authors, in December 2013 I decided to found the now defunct Liberty Library which provided free eBooks to active duty soldiers, veterans, and other members of the Armed Forces. If you know of someone who has served or is currently serving who loves to read, please let us know and we will still make sure to hook him or her up with free eBooks. This is our way of saying thank you.
In August of 2015, I co-founded the Eastern Washington Firefighter Support Network during one of the worst wildfire seasons in Washington State’s history. Firefighters were coming in from all over the world to assist in the firefighting effort. Many of them were unfamiliar with our climate, and because of the vast reach of the fires, emergency systems were not yet established to handle the volume of personnel. That’s where the Eastern Washington Firefighter Support Network comes in to play. You can read more about us on our website. If you know any firefighters who were here during Firestorm 2015, please put them in contact with us so we may get them a commemorative postcard. Thank you.