Sunday, September 30, 2007

And we're off!

After a couple of crazy weeks at home, I'm off this week on tour to promote The Wednesday Letters. I'll be back on Glenn Beck this week, along with FoxNews, and some local media out west. Keep an eye on my events schedule and drop by to say hello if I pass through your backyard!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Win dinner and a book club appearance!

We've "cooked" up a new contest at the web site for The Wednesday Letters:

Enter to win the grand prize of dinner with me in your hometown at your favorite restaurant. And, if that doesn't bore the tar out of you, Jason will even appear at your local book club if you choose.

Good luck!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Shame on me...

That noise you just heard was me waking up this morning and taking a huge breath. What a week! I've been truly overwhelmed by the response to The Wednesday Letters. Never in a million and one years did we expect to have such a tremendous first week! We've been blessed to land at #6 on the New York Times Best Seller List and #10 on the Wall Street Journal Best Seller List. Thanks, thanks and triple thanks. We couldn't have done it without you.

I have to admit, giving out my cell phone number on Glenn Beck was one of the crazier things I've done. (And I've done some crazy things, trust me!) But the calls have been amazing. I've heard from over 500 people from all over the world. Many had the most incredible, inspirational stories to tell about how letters have played an important role in their lives. I'll be sharing some of those stories soon at

I'll relax a bit today, go to a church picnic with my family, then prepare for a talk I have to give in church tomorrow on the parable of the talents. Can't wait! (Did that sound sincere???) :)

Thanks again, friends, for your support. I'm forever grateful.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Yes, I'm the guy who gave his cell phone number out on Glenn Beck's TV show

Yes, that was me who gave out my cell phone number on CNN last night. And despite my wife thinking I've totally lost my mind, it was amazing! I've heard from so many neat people all over the country. Sure, there have been a few morons mixed in, but 90% of the calls (over 300!) have been so positive and supportive. You wouldn't believe some of the stories. People are connecting with the message that the lost art of letter writing needs a comeback!

Here's the clip in case you missed it. And I'm sure you missed it because you had better things to do. (like clip your toenails, watch your drapes collect dust, etc.)

What a day...

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Mixed emotions on 9/11

Talk about mixed emotions.

Obviously today is an important day in American history, an anniversary that will always mean something special to everyone alive on 9/11/2001. I was working with a political think-tank in DC and felt particularly connected to the tragedy, though I was not personally affected. Yes, an acquaintance died that day, Barbara Olson from the flight that crashed into the Pentagon. But we'd not chatted in some time and it wasn't a close relationship.

So today we honor the victims. This day will always be about them...

Why then mixed emotions? Today is also the day my new book, The Wednesday Letters, hits stores nationwide. It's almost embarassing to talk about the excitement of the day for my family and me when I know others around the country are feeling the rush of grief, anger and emptiness that will come on this day as long as the survivors live.

Nevertheless this is the day, and mine certainly isn't the only book hitting stores today. (Tuesday is the industry standard for new books, CDs and DVDs.)

I'll be signing the new book tonight at a Barnes and Noble in Fairfax. (Address here.) If you're in the area and have a moment between 5-8, do stop by.

And God Bless America.

Monday, September 3, 2007

It's about time, eh?

Lots of folks in recent years have asked why I wasn't maintaining my own blog.

"Good question," I'd tell them.

I contribute regularly to, the political junkie web site I co-founded with my old childhood pal, Stephen Fountain.

I also post new content from time-to-time on my personal web site, and on my book web sites, and

But until now I've not written regularly in one place. It's about time, eh?

So beginning today I'll use this space to blog about my books, breaking news in the shooting of the film adaptation of Christmas Jars, and occasionally I'll cross-post from

That ought to keep us busy!