… 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?
We moved to Texas almost two weeks ago now! I can’t believe how fast time is going by. We are loving the fluffy cumulus clouds, warm rain with thunder and lightning, and abundance of fresh air. I had recorded videos during our move, one a day for eight days, and posted them on Facebook. I … More Moving Toward the Calling
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
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!
When I think about forgiveness, I think about the big things — hurts, wrongs, insults — either received or given. And as my savior did for me I forgive and release the traumatic thing back to God. Then my chest loosens and I feel peaceful once again. But, what I find difficult to forgive … More Forgiveness
Children are so real and straightforward. My husband and I serve in the “Blue Room” every other Sunday morning at church. The kids range from two to four years old. We always have a story to tell when we walk away from that rambunctious storm of emotions and brutal honesty. Recently, during one of … More Petey and His Ice Cream Cone
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It’s Tuesday! Which means Top Ten Tuesday hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. Here are the books I recommend the most. All of these books are brilliant, fun, and have amazing artwork. The following picture books have made me, my son, and my husband all fall in love with…
I found this blog post by Cristian Mihai very insightful. I smiled as I found myself discovering something about myself that had been “hidden in plain sight.” This post did for me the very thing it speaks about. Do you have something to say? Writers and artist, what does this post say to you?