Snow Day, Meh.

We just came off of winter break. As a school district employee, you’d expect that staff would be excited to have an unexpected day off due to inclement weather. I am not your typical school employee. I love my job and the people I work with. I’m not a teacher, I’m support staff, and that…

Day 2 No Easy Path

Not gonna sugar-coat it. It’s a janky path.

Day 1, 2018

Good New Year! The New Year’s Eve that was most memorable to me was when I was 18, in Germany, drinking my first few glasses of champagne. I spilled champagne on my boyfriend’s aunt when I was a bit tipsy. I’m sure I kissed my boyfriend a few times that night. That was back when…

Infestation

Another night spent fighting these relentless bat wings caught in my hair. They don’t belong here, yet they’ve taken up residence. Pests. I’ve caught a thousand already. But more arrive to take their place. Sometimes the same sharp teeth return again and again, though I’ve swatted them away with a hundred turns upon my bed…

Speculative Fiction, Justified

I write romantic speculative fiction. It’s passionate. It’s fantastic. It’s out of this world! My work isn’t Christian. I am a Christian writing through the prism of my faith. Some Christians will not like my work. It isn’t safe. Not in an Amish romance kind of way. My stories take place in imagined, futuristic, or dystopian…

How to Parent a Manuscript

My manuscript is completely obnoxious. I can’t do anything without it seeking my attention. It’s like a toddler out of control in the grocery store. I pick it up and speak firmly, but mostly I’m ignoring that it continues to seek my attention with temper tantrums. What I want is to be a world changer. I want…

NOBODY’S GONNA READ THIS, SO…

Can I say something unpopular? And, I mean it. I’m not going to soften the blow with statements like: Some of you are going to be published sooner than you think. We’re all ridiculous. We have this hope, this idea that somehow the planets will align and our books will be published before the rapture….

Baby It’s Cold Outside!

He’s hoping she’ll stay longer. Perhaps he’s hoping for a bit more, but for crying out loud, isn’t that what makes him wonderful!?

Reality Bites?

Even the most secure, modern woman still wants the man to do the asking. It shows her you’ve got what it takes to overcome fear.

Three Reasons Gilbert Blythe is the Best Book Boyfriend.

We can’t help but find satisfaction in a hero fulfilling his role as provider, protector and lover. It resonates with something in the DNA of a woman’s soul knowing she’s safe and surrounded by a man who’s love for her stands the test of time.