Welcome to Second Chance Publishing

About Me

My background

I'm Greg Schaffer, Publisher and Editor at Second Chance Publishing. I am a Christian, husband, father (four rescue dogs), former pilot, security executive, CEO of an information security company, veteran, runner, cyclist . . . and many other things. I am also a writer. I wrote my first novel in high school (unpublished). I started my second novel in 1993, finally finishing and indie publishing Forgiveness in 2014. I have since published a second novel, Temptations of the Innocent, am working on my third, Leaving Darkness, and have published a collection of horse-humor articles and poems. I thoroughly enjoy writing and helping other indie authors #amwriting.

My writing roots

I started my first novel in high school just to see if I could write a book, finishing it two years later. It has been years since I have dug it out from its home in a file cabinet in my basement, but one day I may just literally dust it off and transfer it from notebook paper to PDF. Word processors, let alone personal computers were quite rare in 1985.

My style

I write from the heart, drawing from experiences, but try not to mirror myself in characters (with one exception). I try to tell a story with one or more purposes, lessons we can all benefit from. As my skills matured, I stretched myself, writing about circumstances and situations I have never experienced even indirectly. That I believe is part of the author maturation process.