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 behind … Continue reading Winds of Time
I'm on Lands Uncharted today, talking about life, death, and loving other people. Grief sucks. IT. SUCKS! But death reminds us life is precious. We should love others as we love ourselves. Be kind and encouraging. Seek to serve and be forgiving. We should walk away when someone doesn't welcome us. Refuse to pour energy … Continue reading Get Angry, Fight Back (Lands Uncharted)
Got some great feedback and advice from my mentoring appoints at Realm Makers. I’m working through final edits and excited to begin submitting soon - come what may. The hardest part of this six-year-long process has been getting into Sarah’s head. It can be challenging to write a main character with a different personality. But … Continue reading Snow Globe Travelers (SGT) Update
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
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
A dizzying whirlwind of laughter, tears, and craziness... that's how I would describe November.