Winds of Time

As the little girl traveled through the forest, she fought the wind, trying to hold on to her brightly colored balloon. She tried to keep it safe, but it bounced against the jagged branches. Claws clutched the tender sheath, popping the balloon. The girl emerged from the forest. A dingy bit of rubber trailed behindContinue reading “Winds of Time”

Snow Globe Travelers Cover Reveal!

Today, I’m excited to share the cover for Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy, my debut middle-grade novel releasing this spring! Somehow, having a cover makes it more real. It’s really happening! The Story Twelve-year-old Sarah Ann Reisende’s father left before her third birthday. She longs to find him, but she never expected the path wouldContinue reading “Snow Globe Travelers Cover Reveal!”

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, EndlessContinue reading “Endless Press Runner-Up”

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”

Transform or Conform

None of the following thoughts were in my head until, a few weeks ago. I came across an article about Francis Chan leaving his church and the reasons behind his decision.  For some, his leaving is old news, it happened in 2010, but for me, it wasn’t.  I had no idea until I came across thatContinue reading “Transform or Conform”