What Makes You a Writer?

What makes you (or me) a writer? News Flash: It’s not the number of followers you have on Instagram. It’s not the amount of sales you’ve made on Amazon. It’s not the reviews you plead with readers to leave, or the glowing report from your grandmother. It’s not the comments on your blog. It’s notContinue reading “What Makes You a Writer?”

The Fine Art of Sticking With It

“Sticking with it” is an art I haven’t mastered yet. But I’m way better than I used to be! πŸ˜‚ Seriously, though, I was thinking today about when I first came up with the idea for Fate of a Prince, my upcoming YA fantasy. I spent so much time outlining it, I was afraid I’dContinue reading “The Fine Art of Sticking With It”

To Save the Shire

WARNING: This post contains excessive Lord of the Rings content guaranteed to make your day better. πŸ˜‰ If you’re like me, looking at the state of our world right now can be pretty overwhelming. And, unfortunately, it’s easy to become jaded and callous as a result. I don’t ever want to stop finding wonder andContinue reading “To Save the Shire”

A Beautiful Discovery . . .

One morning, I woke up early, around 5:15, and I didn’t want to fall back asleep for fear I would oversleep. So, after lying there for a while, debating what would keep me awake for the next forty-five minutes, I got up and started writing. And I have done the same every morning since then.Continue reading “A Beautiful Discovery . . .”

Finding Confidence After Defeat

I was a 17-year-old passionate about service dogs. More than anything, I wanted to be an assistance dog trainer. People like Bonnie Bergen were my heroes. I planned to attend the certificate program at Bergen University. So what happened? I witnessed a conflict between a service dog handler and a store manager in which theContinue reading “Finding Confidence After Defeat”

Should Christians Continue to Use Social Media?

I’m taking a short break from the Promised Land posts before our release date to share something that has been weighing heavily on my heart lately. Censorship has always been an issue on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, but recently it seems to have escalated to a fever pitch. Christian values areContinue reading “Should Christians Continue to Use Social Media?”