Colorful Tales

Colorful Tales

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 […]

Embark on Storytelling Adventures

Embark on Storytelling Adventures

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on” – Albert Einstein As a mom and fiction writer, I love encouraging my nine-year-old son to use his imagination. What better way to do that than through storytelling. Storytelling can take many forms. It can be the act of writing a creative story on paper or typing it on […]

The Clockmaker

The Clockmaker

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) *   *   *   *   *   […]

Creative Writing with Candy

Creative Writing with Candy

A night out trick or treating. Jack-o-lantern buckets brimming with candy and pillowcases about to burst at the seams. Little hands digging through treasures, tearing wrappers open and indulging in this once a year candy overload. Many of us parents stare at the cache of candy with mixed emotions. Nostalgia overwhelms as we remember our trick or […]

Around the World in a Summer (Introduction & Week 1 Itinerary)

Around the World in a Summer (Introduction & Week 1 Itinerary)

My seven-year-old son and I are embarking on an adventure this summer—an educational expedition that will take us around the world over the next 11 weeks. As armchair travelers, we’ll be learning all sorts of things about each region we visit, including its geography, people and cultures, history, cuisine, contributions to art and literature, and […]

Winner of the Titanic:Legacy of Betrayal Giveaway

Winner of the Titanic:Legacy of Betrayal Giveaway

Thanks so much to all who entered the drawing for a copy of Titanic: Legacy of Betrayal by Kathleen E. Kovach and Paula Moldenhauer. And the winner is . . . Little Poppits Congratulations! I’ll be in contact with you to make arrangements to send this captivating book to you. :0)

Titantic: Legacy of Betrayal (Book Giveaway)

Titantic: Legacy of Betrayal (Book Giveaway)

A secret. A key. Much was buried when the Titanic went down, but now it’s time for resurrection. April 1912 – Olive Stanford boarded the Titanic determined to protect all she held dear. Her secret will go with her to the grave—but how can she face the afterlife carrying the burden of her actions? April […]

My Recently Published Devotion

My Recently Published Devotion

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 […]

Reader’s Choice Winner

Reader’s Choice Winner

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 […]