My grandfather, Aubrey Bulmer, was a member of the infantry that landed on the coast of Normandy during the D-Day invasion. It was never something that came up in conversation. I knew some veterans didn’t like talking about it. I assumed my grandfather was one of those men.

But I also didn’t want those experiences to be lost. I want my children to remember and to be connected to this history so it wouldn’t be forgotten. So, one day, I brought it up. When I did, the room got quiet. He didn’t say anything. After a moment he just looked out the window and I could see his eyes filling with tears. I didn’t get any words or stories from my grandfather that day, but I’ll never forget the moment.

He passed away a few years ago. Aub gave me something more precious than war stories. For a brief moment, he showed me what it cost him.

We reviewed some of the hilights of Sir Robert Anderson’s book The Coming Prince during one of our home Bible studies. Here’s a re-enactment.

About a year ago, Rhonda (my wife), Robyn (my oldest daughter) and I were sitting around a table at Pizza Delight laughing over a book idea we started talking about that day.

Rhonda took the idea in her spare time and wrote out the first rough draft for Please Let Me In. I played around with some concept art for a few months. But in January, I began storyboarding and sketching the pictures for the story.

We had a lot of fun working on it together. It’s funny. You should read it. Our next book is already underway.

To celebrate our completed project, I created a couple new desktops for you all to use. And on April 5th, 2014, we’ll have a book signing at Cover To Cover Books in Riverview, NB. Come on by and see us!