About Paul Duffau

Runner, Writer, Father, Guy

Runner, Writer, Father, Guy

Hello.  Thanks for swinging by and visiting my blog. In case the website address wasn’t enough, I’m Paul Duffau.

This is the section where everybody sticks the boring biographical info – though some try to juice it up with humor or some sense of “literary” style, I’m going to stick with boring….

My day job, the one that pays the bills, has me climbing on, over, around and under houses figuring out what is right and wrong with them and letting the buyers get the dream house they expected. Along the way, I’ve gotten acquainted with every good and dumb idea a homeowner has ever had – and more than a passing knowledge of spiders and bugs and bats, critters who inhabit a crawlspace or attic.

I was an avid runner, had been for years and noticed that, with few exceptions, there were no fiction books that involve running as a sport or hobby or even fitness. I can find 92 books that will tell me how to run a faster 5K (okay, NOT gonna to happen – I have two speeds – slow and not-quite-so-slow. There is no ‘faster’.) I can find a multitude of books on running marathons. I read them and ran them and enjoyed both activities. There are books on the odd tribe called ultrarunners. I was once a member…and will be again.

So having an ego nearly -but not quite – the size of Texas, I thought I would fill the gap. The first book, Finishing Kick, was published in December of 2013, available in print and the ebook format of your choice. The second book came out in July of 2014, Trail of Second Chances.

Writing turned out to be even more addicting that running. Now I’m working on a magical realism series (Got To Be A Hero) and two detective series.

I took Thomas, a shelter dog for a run. Calandra Dell, took this great picture. A week later, Thomas found his forever home.

I took Thomas, a shelter dog for a run. Calandra Dell took this great picture. A week later, Thomas found his forever home – with a runner dude.

I also like dogs – or, at least, they really like me. Which is a good thing since I’m married to the director of the local Humane Society.

Enough….I’ll see you in posts.

Have a truly wonderful day! Run Gently….