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...
Frozen in Fear

Frozen in Fear

Have you ever seen a mouse cornered by a cat? credit to  http://www.flickr.com/jenniferbarnard Aug. 20, 2007 Not by a dog. Rover sniffs and snuffles, overjoyed that he’s closing in on the prey. With a dog there’s still hope to use lightning speed for an escape. But a...
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...

Beauty for Ashes

Isaiah 61:3. Beauty for ashes. It’s not just a cliché. God never speaks in clichés. Cynical hearts may twist His pure words into a sneer of hypocrisy, but never think that God is the author of contempt. Isaiah 61:3 is a promise to rebuild what was broken. Creation is...
Written Once Upon a Time

Written Once Upon a Time

A few months ago, Mom handed me a fat file of papers that my late grandmother had collected. She suggested I might find items that would contribute to my book series World Without Sound. God bless Grandma! Our letters to her send me right back to childhood. Here is...

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