Families Aren’t Like That Anymore

Families Aren’t Like That Anymore

“Families aren’t like that anymore.” I’ve heard this comment repeatedly from my critique groups and beta readers of Sparkles from Silence as Debbie and her family pull together as a team. I understand what they mean, and their comment saddens...
Submissions, Prayers, and Christmas

Submissions, Prayers, and Christmas

SUBMISSIONS I have spent December revising and polishing Sparkles from Silence because… I was working on deadline! Right after Thanksgiving, both an agent and an editor asked to see the complete manuscript. You can see why the novel took priority over every...
I posted this a few years ago. Worth a repeat.

I posted this a few years ago. Worth a repeat.

SCENE 1 Imagine a lake — woods growing close to the shore, rolling hills in the background. The scene is filled with shades of blues and greens in water, earth, and sky. A sailboat skims the surface creating ripples in its wake. Far below, gentle currents flow...
Blood-Sprinkled Warrior

Blood-Sprinkled Warrior

I am a warrior bride, a princess warrior bride, sprinkled with the blood of Christ. Under my Father’s protection, Satan cannot destroy me. In fact, he fears me! I hesitated to type those bold, seemingly arrogant words, but “Bride,” “Soldier of Christ,” and “Child of...
What’s On YOUR Bucket List?

What’s On YOUR Bucket List?

Two years ago, for my very first post on lindasammaritan.com, I published this blog topic. I believe it’s worth repeating every once in a while. According to Irish myth, if you catch a leprechaun, he’ll regain his freedom by granting you three wishes. This...

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