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”

The Role of Music in My Writing

I thought it was high time I did a blog post on this topic, since music is currently playing a bigger role than ever in my writing. Coincidentally, my appreciation and ear for music has also increased since I began creating music videos and listening to a much wider variety of songs. So, what roleContinue reading “The Role of Music in My Writing”

Is There Such a Thing as Reader’s Block?

Confession: I haven’t finished reading a single book in at least two years. 🤦‍♀️ It’s true. For some reason, I just couldn’t sit down and finish reading anything. Maybe this was in some weird way connected to the fact that I also wasn’t finishing Promised Land, even though it was ready. Writer’s block. Reader’s block (shh,Continue reading “Is There Such a Thing as Reader’s Block?”

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?”

A Look Back at 2020 (LIFE Update)

Welll . . . 2020’s almost over, folks. It was supposed to be “our” year. Instead it was more like a rowboat ride on high seas, and I have a feeling the waves aren’t over. But 2020 is nearly done. And I don’t regret it. For me, it was a year of moving on. IContinue reading “A Look Back at 2020 (LIFE Update)”

Top Secret! I’m Kind of a Web Designer . . .

Shh! Don’t tell anyone! 😉 Never mind, I just announced it to the whole blogging world. I’m kind of a web designer. I’m been designing websites (super simple ones) since I was, like, eleven. It’s not a life ambition or anything, but it has proved extremely useful in my family. As our goals and directionsContinue reading “Top Secret! I’m Kind of a Web Designer . . .”

The Day I Started Writing . . . (plus a surprise!)

Do I remember the exact day I started writing? Of course, not. 😉 Probably because I was so young and I “started” by dictating nonsensical stories to my parents for them to write down until their fingers fell off (not literally). But I do remember the first “book” that I wrote. My cousin was overContinue reading “The Day I Started Writing . . . (plus a surprise!)”

Why I Write Fantasy

Every writer has their favorite genre. We all have strengths and weaknesses in our craft. Those weaknesses are not to be ashamed of, because every author brings something new (and necessary) to the table. So, why fantasy? I’ve been asking myself this question lately. Because I love other genres, as well, like historical fiction andContinue reading “Why I Write Fantasy”