Book Review: Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White

““SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death … More Book Review: Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White

The Director

There’s this thing that authors aren’t supposed to do. A deadly thing. So deadly they put it in a foreign language. It’s called deus ex machina. It literally means “god from the machine” a term used for the part in Greek and Roman plays when a “god” would descend into the middle of the play … More The Director


I was thinking about the book of Ruth today. It’s one of my favorites in the Bible. Maybe because it has a female main character and gives a nice break from the violence and hopelessness of Judges. More probably because it is partly a love story… Boaz never apologizes first. Ruth doesn’t have a cute car (more … More Redeemer


I’ve had a pretty busy day catching up on emails (again), writing a hard scene (again), hiking, preparing for a family birthday, and making peanut butter cookies. 😉 And breathing. Lots of breathing. 😉 That said, I don’t have any brilliant, inspiring blog post for you all; but I did find this fantastic meme from … More Notice

Seeds of Story

The Christmas lights sparkle half on the tree and half off as the decorating begins this evening. Soon we will turn on Christmas carols and hang ornaments. We have a tradition where our parents give us a special ornament every year. I love reliving the memories of past years as I find a place on … More Seeds of Story

Eyes Wide Open

I saw two happy people today. They were laughing over something together as they used the cross walk in front of us. Joy shone on their faces. I saw a clump of trees that looked like a poodle or maybe some type of dinosaur. I saw a cloud that looked like something else first and … More Eyes Wide Open

God in the Everyday

Since I’m a Christian author, I want to include my Savior in my stories. I do have my characters share the Gospel, listen to a short sermon in church, or seek advice; but one of my favorite ways to accomplish this is modeling a relationship with Christ in their everyday lives. When we first watched … More God in the Everyday

Slip of the Key

I’m encouraged by the typos I read. (When my inner grammar police is done, of course.) It reminds me that all authors are human; and no matter how much we work, slips of the key are normal. We can edit and revise, point out and advise; but grace towards each other (I’m talking to reviewers … More Slip of the Key