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Interview with Laurie Lucking, Author of Common

Friend and fellow ACFW sister Laurie Lucking has graciously stopped by for an interview today, as part of her blog tour. Her debut young adult novel, Common, releases tomorrow - just in time for Valentine's day! More about Laurie and the details of her upcoming release party (with tons of great prizes) are provided at… Continue reading Interview with Laurie Lucking, Author of Common

Goodreads, News & Events, Writer's Log

Endless Press Runner-Up

My story “Steampunk Circus” was runner-up in the Endless Press Realm Makers Scholarship Contest. The winner, Lisa Godfrees, became a staff member during the contest and graciously passed on the scholarship to me. I am going to Realm Makers this year! This is an answered prayer! Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lisa! Thank you, Endless… Continue reading Endless Press Runner-Up

Goodreads, News & Events, Writer's Log

Lands Uncharted Announcement

I am honored to be joining the amazing group of writers on Lands Uncharted as a regular contributor. In case you aren't familiar, Lands Uncharted is an established, multi-author blog offering reviews and insights into the world of teen speculative fiction. My first post, a review of S.D. Grimm's "Amber Eyes", will be published on February 1st.… Continue reading Lands Uncharted Announcement

Short Films

Caffeinated Microfiction

Microfiction and flash fiction present a unique challenge for crafting a story, squeezing in all the elements of a story in less than 300 or 1000 words, respectively. But it's also fun and a great way to hone your writing skills. Here's one of the microfiction stories I wrote. Coffee The young woman inhaled the… Continue reading Caffeinated Microfiction

Writer's Log

Love Thy Villain

I have a soft spot for villains. To be clear, there's no sinister plot lurking here. I strive to love everyone, to be forgiving and kind. So then, why is it so easy to relate to the antagonist in a story, sometimes more than the hero? Villains are the antithesis of loving, forgiving, and kind.… Continue reading Love Thy Villain

Book Reviews, Goodreads

Fun and Casual, Scifi Reads from the Road

Moving plus holiday travel equaled lots of time on the road (and in the air). Seems like the perfect time to catch up on reading, but it really depends upon the type of book. I enjoy books that fully immerse me into their skillfully woven, complex tapestry, but not when I can't give them my… Continue reading Fun and Casual, Scifi Reads from the Road