“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…

Writer’s Conferences

#writercommunity #writerslife #authorslife A few friends and I registered for the West Coast Christian Writer’s Conference. Our last experience there in 2017 was exceptional. I thought the workshops were relevant, encouraging, and I made connections there for brainstorming and story submissions. This year’s round table small groups appear fantastic! Attendees are granted the choice to…

Bookmark Sketch

Inside our church’s coffee shop, Mary and I drank our mochas. She leaned toward me, “I was told that you’re an artist. True?” “Yup.” I set my cup on the table, “I ran a mural business for years. Why?” “I’d like to give first-time visitors to Single’s Ministry a little something. Would you be willing…

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…

Tech Fears Conquered

Overcoming Tech Fears: A Personal Voyage of Discovery, Part 2 Part two of my guest blog post regarding our fears of creation and administration of our own websites. We write stories, but can we learn the tech world, too? If I can, anyone can. WordPress is easy to use for beginners, but it was still…

Tech Fears

Overcoming Tech Fears: A Personal Voyage of Discovery My recent, two part, guest blog post encourages writers to explore the tech world, social media, and create their own websites. As a muralist, computers intimidated me. I understand the scariness of a machine. Now, I’m surprised that I daily use my laptop and phone. I even…

“Wonder”

#1lineWed– Wonder Dagan mused, “A lifetime of wonder burst upon my soul with various hues of love, horror, evil, and bliss.” Photo edited with the Prisma app.      

Beating Deadlines

Ever heard of Murphy’s Law?  It is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. My Irish family used it for pile-ons, like everything needs care at once, or too many events at once, or even everyone ill at once. Beating Deadlines often fall under Murphy’s Law and I’ve discovered a…