Christmas: A Creative Retelling


You ask, my child, why do we celebrate? Why should we be joyful, and why is there good cheer? Sit, and listen well, and I will tell you the greatest love story ever told. This story begins long ago, before the child, the manger, and the star. Those are what we celebrate, but they are the realization of a hope that began centuries before…

Long ago, before the world began, there was simply the Creator. He had no beginning, and no end. He was not, however, alone. He had…

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Story Empires and Why We Make Them


I just finished reading a fascinating article about why we probably won’t live to see the final Star Wars movie. Go read the article here. It’s rather an eyeopener to take a bird’s eye view, or a God’s eye view, of the Star Wars history and legacy. And not just Star Wars. The people and production companies involved in Episode VII are the same people who have helped bring the Marvel universe, Star Trek, and Indiana Jones to the screen, to name a few.

As a…

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Writing and Sleep…or not

Due to being up until 3am writing, and then getting up at 7am to go work on my parent’s farm, this is going to be a short post. I’m sure you’ll forgive me, since I’m working so hard to make Love, Lies, and Hocus Pocus fantabulous and on time! I still have about 30-40K words or so to finish writing this month, not to mention self editing so I can get it all to my editor in time. I might as well join NaNoWriMo (

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Reader & Writer: A View From Both Sides of the Fence


All my life until a few years ago, I was simply a reader. A consumer. Growing up, books were a daily and vital part of my life. I always had a book with me, whether in bed, at the school table, when I went out, and yes even in the toilet (that’s a great time to read!). Dad had to make rules about when we could read at the table. Left to our own my mother, myself, and my three…

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We’re Human Therefore We Write


This week I had the great honor to take a pause from my regular series to post a guest post on Amber Gregg’s blog, Judging More Than Just the Cover. She posts book reviews, author discussions, and topics about writing. Her passion is helping and teaching children, and she also does virtual assistant and editing services. Even more impressive, she does all this while battling scoliosis (severe curvature of the spine) and blogs about her journey toward healing. Check out her full bio here!

The topic of…

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