Category: Fiction Writing Process

Glimpses of Below the Mountain: Turmoil

I can't help but feel sorry for Dylan from page one of Below the Mountain. He had big dreams for the life he'd create for him and Lydia at the end of Book 1, even though they had to change their plans at the last minute and leave the Valley where Lydia had grown up. … Continue reading Glimpses of Below the Mountain: Turmoil

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 Nomadic Childhood – Wounds to Wins Series

A Nomadic Childhood – Wounds to Wins Series

When Moving Wasn't the Plan In preparation for the 2020 Mount Hermon Writers Conference (unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19 social distancing regulations as of March 16, 2020), I've been reviewing, rewriting, and refining my manuscript for A Cord of Three. One of the wounds the sisters overcome in the story is one of moving around … Continue reading A Nomadic Childhood – Wounds to Wins Series

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?

TOP 10 — #1 The Back and Forth of Finances

TOP 10 — #1 The Back and Forth of Finances

Starting New Rhythms... This morning I woke up late after having a bit of insomnia. In part, I blamed the two cupcakes (sugar, chocolate, gluten and all!) that were leftovers from my granddaughter's 1st Birthday Party on Sunday. Second, my 17-year-old hadn't sent me a Snapchat saying he was home from work (our agreement so … Continue reading TOP 10 — #1 The Back and Forth of Finances