My Writing Journey

Persepolis West

(This is a short story I wrote for a #BlogWar. My required genre was Western, my required word was Persepolis. I'll be writing a post to explain the history behind my theme word and why I chose to go the route I did for my story in a day or two.) There it was, Persepolis, shining like… Continue reading Persepolis West

#BlogBattles, short stories

Oasis of Mars: Final Troop

#BlogBattle 24 "Troop"  Genre: Scifi I wasn't going to do any more serial stories, but this one is rather stuck in my head right now. You're stuck with it, too. Part ONE: Oasis of Mars; Part TWO: Minister Sola's Palace This is Part THREE: Final Troop “You’re making a mistake, and you’re going to get… Continue reading Oasis of Mars: Final Troop

My Writing Journey

Bedtime Story

Okay, preparing for bed tonight gave opportunity to pull a story out of my brain and lay it bare before my boys. It was all spur of the moment stuff. The boys found it amusing (many jokes were cracked throughout), but they also got something else out of it that will subtly stay with them for… Continue reading Bedtime Story

I think it's neat, Personal Life Tidbits

“Serve Your Family.”

There was a 60Minutes spotlight on Frank Hall, who became known as the hero he's always been two years ago during the shooting at Chardon High. He doesn't think of himself that way, but he is; he risked his life to protect the kids in that room, standing in the gap. What happened there and at many,… Continue reading “Serve Your Family.”

Personal Life Tidbits, Uncategorized

A Modest look at Modesty

I have been seeing a lot of blogs and articles talking about modesty lately. Occasionally I feel like we are missing the point of modesty. From my perspective as a Christian woman and mom to daughters, I want to tell you what I think modesty is and is not.  Let's start with what it isn't.… Continue reading A Modest look at Modesty

Book Related, My Writing Journey

Sneaky Quote

It's not a sneaky quote so much as a sneak peek quote.  This is a snippet from The Beauty Thief that my editor appreciated. I appreciate her for appreciating it! It's one of the most important paragraphs from the book . . .   This is my photograph and artwork as well. 🙂 I hope you… Continue reading Sneaky Quote

Book Related, I think it's neat, Poetry

My Very Own Seafaring Ballad!

I wrote this part in Captive Hope which called for a pirate sing-along. No really. These pirates enjoy singing. They are masters of the sea shanty, but a ballad will sneak into the repertoire every now and again. So, I left that part of the story empty while deliberating the song I must choose. I thought… Continue reading My Very Own Seafaring Ballad!