The Leaving Trilogy:

A Personal Journey of Love, Sex, and Spiritual Growth

Zak left behind the baggage of his youth to develop his scultpure career. After his father's destructive choices pull him back into the old mess, Zak heads home to deal with family business. New paranormal experiences perplex him as he struggles to work through his past, get out of Evansville, and reclaim his life.

Searching for his true self without a plan leads Zak through love, sex, heartbreak, and a few successes during his five years in St. Louis. Something beyond himself calls...always.

Zak's new life in San Francisco is nothing like he imagined. When a challenging series of events lead to a cold, dark night of Soul, Zak is faced with the hard truth: He is as likely to end up in the morgue as he is to live his California dream.


In 1993 I wanted to prove to myself I could write a book. When I finished the first draft an agent offered representation. I declined because I wasn't sure I wanted this book to be my first. I spent the next twenty years working long hours on a nonprofit family project. Writing took a back seat. GREEN IS FOR GREED was the first manuscript I resurrected in 2020. Rewriting, editing, and publishing it later that year. It's a caricature of an inner world spiritual journey.

ARI Book 1 & 2 is the rollercoaster love affair story of my three-year relationship with a married woman. Whenever she went back to her husband, I wrote. It came out in verse.

 UPLIFT is my version of an everyman's update of The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck (1978).


The LEAVING Trilogy covers an eight-year period from my father's suicide, through creative experiences building sculpture in graduate school, to falling apart in San Francisco...and recovering. ARRIVING IN HONOLULU, unwritten to date, is a planned fourth book in the series.

My background includes racing, sculpture, mortgages, and youth nonprofit organizations. Most of my adult life has been in Honolulu. I have borrowed characters and events liberally for my writing, including forty years of spiritual study. With RETURN TO HONOLULU, A LUST and Love Romance novel I am venturing into the speculative romance genre, with a spiritual undertone.

BC Cowling, Honolulu, June 2024.


Observations Of An Introspective Nature 

An Everyman’s Version Of 
The Road Less Traveled.


A Mad Romp Thru
The Inner Worlds


ARI book 1
An Epic Story Of
The Other Man


ARI book 2
conclusion of
An Epic Story Of
The Other Man

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