Big News

We have news. Big, big news. So big that even as I write this I’m thinking, is this for real? But it is. It has been through much prayer, much contemplation, many tears, and a fair amount of hyperventilation that we have reached this decision. Or, rather, this big big idea has reached us, and…

Half Used Notebooks

Crossing off items on the back to school supply list can provide a strange thrill. It feels delightfully proactive. Three boxes of two ply? Check! I know what’s expected of me. I can deliver. Except when it comes to notebooks. I struggle with notebooks. Every year. There they sit in the store, fresh and gleaming…

Kindle Sale!

Good news! THE GROUND BENEATH US is on sale! Tuesday, May 24th $1.99 on kindle. (25th $2.99 26th $3.99) Enjoy and please spread the word!  

Hey Church, Take a Breath

Hey. Psst. Hey you. Yeah, you. You in front of Fox News. You with Sean Hannity droning in the background. Or maybe you with the Bernie bumper sticker on your fuel efficiency car or Love trumps Hate Hillary t-shirt. Take a breath. And let it out again. This political season is crazy and it’s only…

Advice from a Disney Junkie

It’s come up several times—this subject I’m going to write about—and although it’s a wee bit trite and has nothing to do with Christmas, it’s a fun detour, at least for me. The topic? Disney World. More specifically, how to take your family without losing your mind and/or all of your money. As a self-confessed…

Let the Art Breathe

Today I’m honored to be guest blogging over at Novel Rocket.  Before Mother of My Son was published, I entered it Novel Rocket’s (then Novel Journey) contest for aspiring novelist and it won in the Contemporary Women’s category. Total morale boost for a wanna-be novelist. Thank you Novel Rocket for all of your encouragement! Once…

The Ground Beneath Us – trailer launch

Hey readers! Thanks for your continued support. I’m very excited to release the trailer for my next novel – “The Ground Beneath Us”. Check it out below. Head over to my Facebook Page to stay up to date on all the latest.

Christmas Paradox

Originally posted on Rachel Allord:
Paradox enhances any story and the Christmas story is paradox at its best. Maybe unexpected is a better word, as in Who would have thunk it? or Say what?! Lots of people were waiting for the messiah but his entrance wasn’t like anything they were expecting. A few  Christmas surprises:…

The Twelve Blogs of Christmas: #2 Peace

Originally posted on Rachel Allord:
Hey hey! I’ve found the A! You may remember from last year… I have lost the A in PEACE. The stockings are hung by the chimney in aggravation because my mantelpiece bears a typo: P E C E. So reads my stocking hangers. Rearranging them only renders further nonsense: CEEP.…

The 12 Blogs of Christmas: #1 Yearning

When we long for something, when we hunger, we feel it in our gut. For kids, almost better than opening presents, is the anticipation of the presents. The yearning. The dreaming. Wondering. Hoping. Waiting, waiting, waiting… until…. finally. Finally! Before the finally, before Christmas day, I want to yearn. I want to be a star-gazer,…