Hello!  My name is Brent Searle.  I live in Virginia now, but if you ask me where I’m from, I have no idea how to answer.  I was born in Europe and then lived in Africa and Asia through first grade.  My family then moved to the U.S., where we continued to move around a few times while I was growing up.  I guess I got the moving bug, because ever since college I’ve kept moving around a lot on my own.

In the different places I’ve lived, I have done all sorts of jobs, from construction to retail to working with kids.  Although I have really enjoyed all the jobs I’ve held, my biggest passion has always been writing.  Back in grade school, I used to write story after story, and I couldn’t get enough of it.  Most of my stories back then were crazy action stories involving epic food fights at school or alien invasions.brent searle

Through my high school and college years, I traded in most of my creative writing for school-related research papers or essays.  Within a few months of finishing college, though, I heard the call again.  Ever since, I’ve pretty much always had a story of some kind in the works.

In 2011, I self-published a novel called Stepping Northward.  It’s a fictionalization of my hike on the Appalachian Trail in 2000.  Unfortunately, it hasn’t sold many copies, because I didn’t know anything about marketing.

Earlier this year I finished writing another story, a children’s book this time.  This go-around, I’m going to do things differently as I try to get published the traditional way.  These days, you have to focus on marketing, and that’s where this blog comes in.  My hope is that, through it, I will be able to gain some exposure for my writing.  Along the way, if I can make people laugh, or offer them hope or encouragement, or engage in some good conversations, that would be wonderful.

Thank you very much for visiting, and I hope you will return.

All the best,

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  1. Well done bro!! You have indeed been an eclectic writer for a long time now and it’s high time you had your own blog!! I hope this will help u fulfill your dream of publishing your book and many others to come!! Here’s to you, Ryker!! ☺️☺️😋😋

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