Boxes of Books

Our apartment supplies a row of lockers for residents’ packages. We receive notices via email with seven-day activation codes. “Honey, there’s three notices for packages ready for pick up.” I scooted out from under my desk on my retro, white office chair-purchased online. “I finally understand online shopping. It’s like Christmas! Thanks a lot for…

Inspire Writer’s News

Three cheers for the posts of Inspire Writer’s Member News! They kindly showcase their member’s successes. It’s terrific to read what fellow writers are accomplishing with their craft. Communications Director, Damon Gray, sent me an email with links to view their May 3rd post of my recent published stories by Bethany House Publishers and Guideposts….

Guideposts’ Anthology

It’s an honor and a privilege for three of my stories to be published in this Guideposts‘ anthology, Miracles Do Happen, now available for pre-order. God’s power changes things! In Jesus Made Me Feel Better, a four year-old girl is dangerously ill, and the adults in her life aren’t aware. Who can help her in…

Anthology Released June 2019

#Anthology #rivers #Angels —I am honored and excited to be a contributor to this compilation by James Stuart Bell and Bethany House Publishers. The release date is June 1, 2019. Pre-orders are available through Amazon. Two sisters living in a 1942 logging camp hike down to the river in August. Something unexpected and terrifying occurs….

“The River Angel”

The River Angel occurs in a 1942 logging camp, and follows two young sisters hiking to the nearby river. On that hot August morning, they encounter an unexpected and terrifying situation—who will survive, and how? #River #Angels #siblings This AFPA (Acceptance for Publication Agreement) surprise-landed on my desk—I’m elated for my first paid story! It’s…

The Dating Dock Illustrations

Author, Dee Aspin, hired me to create black and white pen and pencil illustrations depicting a dating journey on a kayak or speedboat. The journey ranges from fun, adventurous, or confusing and scary. Personal stories are included, and its purpose is to give hope. The book is targeted for those in their twenties or thirties…

The Dating Dock Launch

#dating2019 #singlelife #Christian Author, Dee Aspin, asked me to illustrate her book, The Dating Dock, A Journey of the Heart. I think Christian singles—college students and even older adults will find this information helpful about boundaries and self-care. My goal is for the illustrations to engage readers with a light-hearted touch.  Divorced, after twenty-three years of…

Another Badge

At the recent book launch of Inspire Kindness, I learned of a badge for contributors—Inspire Christian Writers. The group was awarded one of the Top Fifteen International Christian Writer’s Resources. Inspire sent a call out for articles and I chose to try. I am honored they accepted and posted three of my articles on their…

Anthology—Chills

#Anthology #chill #mothers #shortstories My story, Chills, depicts a humdrum day in the life of two young mothers. Breaking up the monotony of pre-school days, they go to a local park for a picnic with their four young children. It is a warm, late spring day but one mother has persistent chills. Why? What unfolds usually…

Book Launch & Badges

Someone propped open double glass doors, and a registration table greeted us inside the auditorium. A sign-in sheet, name tags, brochure, and bulletins with a space for notes lay in organized stacks. I scanned the room for familiar faces, waved at a few folks I knew, and found a round table with my critique group…