Last summer, my nine-year-old son and I read Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan. This lovely tale with beautiful writing and endearing characters captured my heart. I cried and laughed and cried some more as I read this thought-provoking children’s story. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it for both children […]
I’m excited today to share a short story I entered into a contest in 2012. This story, entitled “The Clockmaker,” was awarded the Reader’s Choice Story in the 2012 HIS Writer’s Flash Fiction Contest and was published in a special edition of Harpstring Magazine. I hope you enjoy it! :0) * * * * * […]
First off, I’m thrilled to be back here after a short break. These last few weeks have been oh-so-busy. Lots of good stuff, though, including birthday celebrations for my son and me and a family trip to the mountains. On another note, I just found out that a family devotion I wrote last fall was […]
Today, I’m a guest blogger at The Inkwell (the official blog of ACFW Colorado). In my blog post, I share some tips on how to finish the first draft of your novel. Please stop by The Inkwell to read my post—“Crossing the Finish Line”.
A few months ago I entered my first flash fiction contest with my short story entitled “The Clockmaker.” The contest sponsors—HIS Writers (ACFW’s North Denver Chapter) and Harpstring Magazine—contacted me in October with the wonderful news that my story was selected as one of the ten finalists and would be published in a special edition […]
Ah, it’s the day before National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and here I sit on a fence, asking myself if I’m up for the challenge—a month-long novel writing marathon of 50,000 words. I did it once back in 2009. With only minutes before the midnight deadline on November 30th, I crossed the finish line. Oh […]
Three years ago I began writing my first novel. As the mom of a young child, I knew it would take some time for me to finish the book. My writing time was often limited to early mornings or late nights. But I approached the challenge with enthusiasm and hope. Early on, I joined a […]