Returning From Russia: Book Research, Fellowship, and Way Too Much Tea.

Okay, the title of this blog post is a lie–there’s no such thing as too much tea. (#amiright) 😉 As of six days ago, hubby (Mr. Ninja) and I returned from visiting Tver, Russia. I’m back in Hobbiton–ahem, I mean the U. S. And like Sam, I’m missing Frodo and Gandalf … Continue reading

The SoCalCW Conference Just Landed On My “Favorites” List

Me to my calendar: “Hm…I think June will be a bit of a breather month.” My calendar: So…I spent half of June traveling to conferences and have only just returned home to write my next book on a very very looming deadline. But that’s how conference season always is and–despite the … Continue reading

10 Truths & 2 Lies – TAKE THREE!

[Update on 03/29/2017: The answers are at the bottom, for those who guessed! Winners will receive an email.] Well friends, I’m traveling again which means the blog must fend for itself while I’m gone. In the past–sometimes when I travel I do this little thing called “10 Truths and 2 … Continue reading

Guys . . . I Saw J. K. Rowling. 😱

I sometiems get nervous telling someone I’m a Harry Potter fan. Mainly . . . telling a Christian someone that I’m a Harry Potter fan. All because of the ol’ controversy about magic. Which has some valid points, but also which gets blown out of proportion most of the time. Aaaaaanyway … Continue reading

I’ve Moved!

Because life wasn’t busy enough writing books and editing books and celebrating anniversaries and going on cruises I thought you should know . . . WE’VE MOVED! We = hubby and me. And our lemon tree. (We don’t have pets.) Oh, and this happened yesterday. That’s . . . just . . … Continue reading

Typewriting in Bermuda: The Report of an Introverted Writer

WE DIDN’T GET LOST IN THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE! I’m kind of disappointed because I expected to be like Gulliver and wash up on an island of mini-people. But then I realized it’d be super hard to contact my publisher from there because the computers would be way too tiny to … Continue reading

Adventuring Author: Bummeling Through German Heritage

When I was a kid, I always loved telling people my mom was 100% German, because I thought that meant something special. I thought it was a rare bragging right and very few people in the world were 100% anything. Ah, sweet childhood ignorance. It does mean something though…It means I … Continue reading

Adventuring Author: Russia Report

Where does one begin after they’ve just watched God mold hearts and answer prayers? How does someone sum up the miracle of the red sea or manna from heaven? The truth is: it can’t be done. Daylen’s and my trip to Russia was sprinkled with miracles, inspiration, and nearness to God. … Continue reading