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 part of 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…

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…

Kindness Anthology

#KindnessMatters #kindness #stranded Does anyone dislike kindness? It’s a virtue—some call it “considerate” and others call it being “nice” when you think of others and their needs. The Kindness anthology book launch is on December 8th! My story, Stranded, depicts a young twenty-something woman stranded at an oversees’ airport. In the 1980s, payphones were the…

New Anthology Excitement

#Anthology #amwriting #shortstories Grace Publishing shipped me a sweet and anticipated cardboard treasure box which arrived today. It contained not gold and precious gems, but books, with one of my stories printed on page 63—Soles, in the Short and Sweet goes fourth anthology. Words from my fictionalized non-fiction story dripped through my fingers—hot sun, cold…