Hello, everyone! Welcome to a celebration. What are we celebrating? Eeyore’s birthday. Many happy returns, everyone! No, actually we are celebrating 50+ followers on this blog. I wrote a status update on Goodreads last week asking for celebration ideas when I hit fifty followers. At that point it was “time to start thinking about it”. … More A Celebration of Y’all (& Giveaway!)
February is the shortest month of the year, right? Well, this one felt very looooonnng and jam-packed! 😉 Here’s a quick update on what I did last month. This full plate was a pretty balanced diet. Not to mention that huge dish of dessert… Beta-read and read for review: Emmeline (five stars!) Beyond the Horizon (four … More Plate Update: Dessert, British Detectives, and Edits
I finished the first draft of “Kiera” last week. Saturday to be exact, so I had more time to write. It was also raining, so I was feeling extra creative. Armed with these advantages and one more ingredient–encouragement from my family and a friend who let me recite the whole plot to her–I finished. 😉 … More Draft One–Done!
I have this cute calendar that helps me keep my brain on straight. I tried the digital thing, and no sirree! I need paper. I use it to track everything I need to do (blog posts, dentist appointments, and other lovely, important things) as well as what I have accomplished because I need to be reminded … More Life in Pencil
Anno Domini Two-Thousand and Sixteen draws to a close, ladies and gentlemen! Time to look back on the blessings and happenings of this past year. In the blogging sphere… I launched this blog in June with this introductory post. Since then I have had the privilege of interviewing authors, reviewing books, and getting to interact with all … More Happy Year’s End!
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
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
I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving celebration with your family and friends! I enjoying gathering around the table with this goofy, godly tribe, talking our heads off and playing some rollicking games of Taboo and Pit later on. 😉 And eating pie. ❤ And icecream. And stuffing. As a noun and a verb. … More Thankful (And a Bit of Book Collecting)
Hello, I’m Shot Out of a Cannon. What’s your name? Last week was one of the longest, coolest weeks of my life. (I got to celebrate a family birthday, participate in a Jesse Tree ornament exchange, help with a wedding reception, make new friends, and babysit the world’s sweetest kids.) And somehow during all of … More Bookish Happenings
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