If you had asked me on November 13th whether I would be answering fanmail in February I probably would have said no. It wasn't something I expected, but when it started coming, answering the emails from fans quickly became one of my favorite things to do. Some of you were touched by the different stories I've… Continue reading Fanmail, Snowstorms, and Dolls
I originally posted this a few years ago. I have moved forward in lifes Journey's and published my first novel; 'Lost in the Land of the Midnight Sun', which hit #1 in the Kindle Christian Fantasy category on Amazon a couple weeks ago. I have been a co-host on the Christian Indie Writer's Podcast for… Continue reading Life’s Journeys
I just thought I'd throw this little gem out there. I recently came across it on an external hard drive my brother loaded with pictures that my dad took back in the seventies. I'm willing to bet my mom made the dress. I know she made the green one in my banner picture.
My good friend, and a member of the writing group I belong to, J.R. Nichols (Jamie), has just published her very first book on Amazon. Moriah Walker is struggling to cope with the death of her son Joshua. Her life consists of nothing but working and visiting his grave. So when a mysterious gentleman appears and… Continue reading Spotlight on J.R.Nichols and her book ‘Second Chance’
"For today’s prompt, write a panic poem. There are any number of things a person can panic about, including severe weather, military invasions, or what to wear to an event. And while some may be more life or death than others, that feeling of panic is just as real for a person who has to… Continue reading Readers Digest PAD Challenge April 8th
I am a little behind in the Readers Digest Poem A Day Challenge for National Poetry Month. My daughter's getting married in May and there has just been so much happening. My apologies. Here is my attempt to catch up. Read Day 1 and Day 2 here. Day 3: "For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) of Love,” replace… Continue reading Catching up on PAD Challenge
For today’s prompt, write a “not today” poem. Maybe it’s normal to give in to outside pressures, but not today. Or maybe you’re usually very disciplined in your health and wellness habits, but not today. Or maybe you struggle to write poems, but not today. I'll Be Me I'll be okay Like a pheonix from… Continue reading April 2 PAD Challenge
Reader's Digest is having a poem a day challenge for National Poetry Month. I thought I'd give it a shot. Each day of April they will give a prompt and the challenge is to write your poem based on that prompt. This was today's: "For today’s prompt, write a reminiscing poem. In my mind, this means… Continue reading Poem a Day Challenge
For a sneak peak into the area of Alaska where my novel is set, I have 2 different videos for you. The story will start out in a village in Lake Clark National Park which is in South central Alaska.. If you would like to watch a video of that area here is a one… Continue reading Sneak Peak-Setting
The other day I was listening to this Writing Excuses Podcast. It featured a guest speaker named Linda Addison, who is a famous writer and poet. At the end of the podcast she challenged us to write what she called a "life poem" using the line. "Driving through the tears". Let's just say I was inspired.… Continue reading Am I a Poet?