Short Story: Lanterns

I wrote this story for my creative writing class last fall. It was a little outside of my usual writing style, but I enjoyed writing it. So, I present to you, this dystopian allegory “Lanterns”. Day or night, the City was always alive. Never silent, never still. A long stream of hunched people snaked away … More Short Story: Lanterns

Hardwired for Hope

I skimmed the second book in a series the other day. The story was a fascinating concept and well-plotted with a rich cast of characters despite the negative content. Good enough to skim. Skip a few pages here and there. But when I closed the book, I discovered one more fatal flaw. There was no hope. … More Hardwired for Hope

Book Review: Grace and the Preacher

“The Kansas community of Fairland anticipates the arrival of their new minister and in recent months, late in 1882, postmistress Grace Cristler has communicated with Reverend Dille via letters, answering his questions about the little town, and developing affection for the man who pens thoughtful missives.   Theophil Garrison grew up under the loving influence … More Book Review: Grace and the Preacher

The Allegiance Blog Tour: Interview of Sarah Addison-Fox

Today I’d like to introduce you to author Sarah Addison-Fox and her very sparkly dystopian book Disowned!  Sarah, tell us a bit about yourself. Well, I’m from New Zealand, I’m really silly a lot of the time. I love reading, and I’m a shameless fangirl when it comes to my favourite books. I have a … More The Allegiance Blog Tour: Interview of Sarah Addison-Fox

The Vintage Jane Austen Blog Event: Kelsey Bryant Interview (& Book Review!)

Today I am honored to be interviewing Kelsey Bryant and reviewing her beautiful book, Suit and Suitability, a retelling of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. Join me in welcoming author Kelsey Bryant to Once Upon an Ordinary! Kelsey, tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a daughter of God who lives in Texas and works … More The Vintage Jane Austen Blog Event: Kelsey Bryant Interview (& Book Review!)

The Vintage Jane Austen Blog Event: Emmeline Review

I’m not much of an Austenite (just loving the 2009 Emma miniseries); but when I heard that several of my favorite Christian authors were writing vintage retellings of Jane Austen’s books, I knew it was worth a try. 😉 The book I’m reviewing today was the very first one I fell in love with. The talk … More The Vintage Jane Austen Blog Event: Emmeline Review