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Let’s sing that again!

Let’s sing that again!

What do I love to help people with? I love to reveal to people the beautiful music hidden in their souls. When a shy teen reluctantly shows up for a choir rehearsal (I may have bribed him), accepts a sheaf of sheet music with bewilderment […]

Why Write a Blog When your Brain is Mush?

Why Write a Blog When your Brain is Mush?

I am writing this blog because I have stories. I’m writing to capture things I am loath to lose.  Elusive flashes of beauty. Fragments of wisdom. Fleeting ideas, impressions, plans. And stories. I am writing to pin to digital paper what I learn about things […]

At home in Saipan

At home in Saipan

A whirlwind month we have just had! My husband accepted a job transfer from Hawaii to Saipan at the end of December. He had to report for work in just over a month. We came on mission to help plant a church, and God got […]

one tiny step: choosing my author photo

one tiny step: choosing my author photo

It’s more like a teeny-tiny baby step, perhaps. But with mush-for-brains at the end of my work day, it feels like a significant accomplishment to get this done! Montana Rising, Wordplay, must have a little picture on the back and here it is. Thanks to my […]

Cruising the book aisles at Target

Cruising the book aisles at Target

I live on an island, and I work at home. So I don’t visit many bookstores, though I spend an unconscionable amount of time on Amazon.com! But on many a Saturday, I trek to my local Target store to buy hamburger buns and ketchup and […]

Today’s Milestone: ordered proofs of Montana Rising

Today’s Milestone: ordered proofs of Montana Rising

I still can’t quite believe I get to mark that off my list. I’ve been writing this story since…at least 2010? That’s the oldest file I can find, but I’ve changed computers and software so many times I could have started even before that. It’s […]

Book Review: All our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai My rating: 5 of 5 stars How do you write a time-travel story unlike any other time-travel story? I have no idea, but Elan Mastai has done it! Make sure when you pick this up that you have […]

Get into the habit of dealing with God about everything

Get into the habit of dealing with God about everything. Unless in the first waking moment of the day you learn to fling the door wide back and let God in, you will work on a wrong level all day; but swing the door wide […]

Haiku from Hawaii

Web surfing today, unable not to click on any of the hyperlinks in Joanna Penn’s Author 2.0 Blueprint. One click took me to Orna Ross’s blog, where one of her recent posts describes how she writes haiku and posts them on Instagram. I don’t quite do Instagram yet, […]

Montana Rising going out to beta readers

Or at least, to one beta reader so far: my husband. It’s been intolerable not to quote the story to him a dozen times a week, as I wanted to avoid spouting spoilers. So much of the conversation in the story, the family’s vocabulary, anecdotes and […]