• From Rejection to Entitlement 

    I had a thought the other day that has been settling into my mind and heart: Just because my stories are rejected one after the other does not mean that I am on a course of automatic acceptance one

  • Going down the Rabbit Hole

    It's Easter, so it's quite amusing that I'm writing this piece about a rabbit hole. I've been thinking about it for a while and it is totally coincidental to be coming out on this weekend. This blog

  • This Leaf Lives

    A walk in the forest, a leaf on the ground. Inspiration from something so withered and dead. The angles, the light, the colors. The points that have torn and curled. I love this leaf that I

  • Boomerang Stories

    I never knew that I was ready to start a new sport, till I started writing. I've become quite adept at throwing and catching my boomerang stories. I see now that this is just part of the

  • To the Brim

    The story of Jesus' first miracle at the wedding feast was particulary poignant at church this last Sunday. Pastor Doug spoke about how the servants obeyed Jesus' mother when she told them to do

  • My Favorite Color

    To answer that question: What is your favorite color?" My answer has to be: the deep-neon-cerise-pinky-orangey-purpley color the sun makes as it rises or sets. It's a color that moves and

  • SCBWI 2017

    Apparently, there is a saying amoungst the SCWBI community that I was unaware of:   "Selling a first book takes ten years"     Really? This was surprising and yet, when

  • Star so Bright

    Probably the cheapest decoration on the tree, but it dangles and sways in the fan breeze, catching the light just so, and draws attention. I have been pondering that extra large star so long

  • Haiku

    So what is a Haiku? Allow me to explain within a Haiku, using three lines with syllables arranging in numbers of 5/7/5:   To write a few words to explain a moment in life Precise and

  • PMS

    Pee em ess, What a mess! Unwarranted stress Compressed duress Hormonal vortrex Emotional perplex Seems endless But it's not Dot dot