Penelope’s Story

I wrote Penelope at a very dark time in my life with the hope of being lifted out of the sadness by a bright, compelling character. It worked. As Penelope came to life, I was able to see glimmers of days without despair. Now that the story is complete, I hope that it brings that…… Continue reading Penelope’s Story

Finding peace on the road

We found ourselves on the road this past week. It was a long trip and I found my mind wandering often to the topic of peace. It was everywhere. From things I was reading to podcasts to snippets of songs popping into my head, the topic was always peace and I figured God was trying…… Continue reading Finding peace on the road

Literature: An antidote to isolation and tragedy

Years before Susan Vreeland wrote the best selling novel Girl In Hyacinth Blue, she attended a gathering where she observed the great love of a family, the Hollys, in which both parents were blind. Below, Vreeland recounts the result of her conversation with their daughter Faith about the obstacles her parents faced in marrying and…… Continue reading Literature: An antidote to isolation and tragedy

Celebrating difference

My characters have taught me a lot. When I first started Embers, a character I hadn’t planned on showed up on the page. Alex was 15, a star basketball player at his high school and a favourite target of the school’s bullying trio. He also had Down syndrome. As I wrote my story, it was…… Continue reading Celebrating difference

Just a little bit longer…

I hope you are doing well and enjoying opportunities to read all the books, organize all the things and appreciate all we have in this time of crisis. I want to let you know the release date of my second book A Spark of Faith has been delayed. It will now be available May 29th.…… Continue reading Just a little bit longer…