According to a recent survey in the Wall Street Journal, 82% of adults dream of writing a book—and presumably publishing that book too.
For many years I fell into that camp of dreamers. And like most dreamers, I didn’t do anything about my dream. Until one day.
If I could’ve known the difficult path that lie ahead, I’m not sure I would’ve even started typing. But I didn’t know—and for that I’m thankful.
Because now, more than six years later, I’ve finally accomplished that lofty goal and published a book. And that’s deeply fulfilling.
This is my story. And perhaps your story too.
Paul Perkins grew up outside of Portland, Oregon. After graduating from Oregon State University, he moved to Washington, DC, and worked in the U.S. Senate and then at the White House. Later, he graduated from The George Washington University Law School and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Jackson, Mississippi.
Paul is now an attorney in Washington, DC, where he lives with his wife and daughter. His writing has been featured at The Huffington Post, Boundless, and RELEVANT. His first book, Unexpected Journeys, was published by Whitaker House in May 2016.