Category: Current fiction project

My Broken Hallelujah – Below the Mountain Connection

How incredible is the Creator of the Universe, who could use anything to turn the hearts of man—yet chooses the weary, the orphan, the defeated—to represent his powerful grace and mercy and give meaning to what the world would say is meaningless?

A midnight epiphany — am I supposed to write time-slip novels?

A midnight epiphany — am I supposed to write time-slip novels?

I've been reading them from the start-- probably as far back as 2009. My first attempt to draft No Eye Has Seen started with me reading several "time-slip-like" YA novels. At the time, I was writing "Momma Jane" (original title) as a YA and was taking a course in writing children's fiction. The two books … Continue reading A midnight epiphany — am I supposed to write time-slip novels?

Not Belonging – Wounds to Wins Series

Not Belonging – Wounds to Wins Series

The last time I think a really felt I belonged in this world I was seven years old. My life was simple, predictable. The world inside and outside of my rural Loveland, Colorado home allowed endless opportunity to let my imagination run wild. I was safe, warm, fed, and secure. My first day of kindergarten, … Continue reading Not Belonging – Wounds to Wins Series

When a Parent Doesn’t Care – Wounds to Wins Series

When a Parent Doesn’t Care – Wounds to Wins Series

This is in no way a reflection of my own upbringing! But I realize that may not be the case for everyone. Knowing there's a good chance my mom or dad may read this, looking back on my childhood with adult eyes, there were moments I thought my mom or dad didn't care -- but … Continue reading When a Parent Doesn’t Care – Wounds to Wins Series

Parenting Your Siblings at a Young Age – Wounds to Wins Series

Parenting Your Siblings at a Young Age – Wounds to Wins Series

This post is inspired from the Emotional Wound Thesaurus entry described as "Becoming a Caregiver at an Early Age). As I work through describing each wound related to my fictional novel-in-progress, A Cord of Three, I'm seeing how some of the wounds I've assigned to my sisters are self-inflicted, while others are out of their control. … Continue reading Parenting Your Siblings at a Young Age – Wounds to Wins Series