ADVENTURING AUTHOR: Book Research in England

I didn’t exactly blast this to the world but…I went to England this month. No big deal (she says, screaming.) And I’m sharing a glimpse into that adventure because tomorrow is Thanksgiving and all I keep thinking is, “Wow. God has given me an amazing life. And I want to share … Continue reading

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