… one story at a time. How has a story given you hope? In this video I describe how I create characters that will give my readers hope. I’m interested in knowing what types of characters you like. What aspect of a fictional story draws you in?
Empathy is the capacity to understand what another being feels. … More “Writers Write from Empathy”
Walter Plume and the Dehydrated Imagination is officially released today! What a blessing it has been to work with Cedar Fort Publishing and Media on the publication of my book. They are a caring and kind group of people. I believe that God is faithful in all things and your dreams can come true, too! … More What Does Walter Like? Dislike?
I would love to hear some fun factoids about you! Leave a comment below after you check out this silly video. ______________________ Walter Plume and the Dehydrated Imagination Walter’s summer looks downright boring. But before his imagination breathes its last breath, Walter stumbles into a mystical land–a land where he has a special power! … More Author Factoids
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! During the thanksgiving season I sometimes feel silly listing all the “things” I’m thankful for. Expressing gratitude for your gifts, blessings and successes is important. (So if you are doing this, keep doing it. I’m in no way trying to discourage you.) But I was thinking about the many people who … More That is enough…
Hi, friends! I was tinkled pink when Ladybug Magazine accepted, Not Now, Natalie! over a year ago. And now they have placed it in their Nov./Dec. holiday issue. The illustrations by John Joven are brilliant, with just the right amount of quirkiness. You can check out his work here: http://www.johnjoven.com You can pick up an … More Not Now, Natalie!
What are you imagining for your life? All things are possible for those who believe. Watch below and discover. Walter Plume and the Dehydrated Imagination is available for PRE-ORDER NOW on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/Walter-Dehydrated-Imagination-Rebecca-Morales/dp/1462117805
I had a conversation with someone the other day who was adamant that reading books doesn’t help you in life. His argument was that he knew a lot of people who did a ton of reading but never did anything. Naturally, I wanted to reach through the phone and give him a slap. He could … More Words Change Us
I recently finished reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio. I fell in love with Palacio’s uncomfortably real characters. I think I saw a little of myself in each, even August. I recommend this middle grade novel to any child and especially to teachers. This story will open the eyes of your students to the struggle and … More Wonder
Scout as a free-spirited, sassy young lady brought a smile to my face when I read the first chapter in Harper Lee’s, Go Set A Watchman. She’s just as vibrant in her adulthood as she was in childhood, maybe even more so. I plan to read the whole book. I’ve added it to my list. … More Thoughts on Go Set A Watchman