He Knows My Name

I’m the third born (out of eight) in my family, but I’m a quintessential middle child. 😉 I like to tell people that the first time I introduced myself to a stranger was when I was fifteen. It could have happened before that, but this time was the first successful and not extremely mentally painful … More He Knows My Name

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