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.

The Good Towels

Life has felt all churned up lately and I haven’t blogged all summer and every time I think about sitting down to work on something new my mind circles a seemingly random, humble subject: my bathroom towels. The good towels. As in don’t use those towels to wipe the floor or dry off the dog…

Con…tentment? Con…Queso?

The words Prayer Journal used to intimidate me. One more thing to do, one more discipline to incorporate into my already full life. A supposed to. But over the years, I’ve settled on a freeing truth: keeping a journal is for me. And God. And that’s it. No one else will read it. No one…

Vacation Fragments

New Year’s Eve and delayed planes, throw up and expired kids. Airline workers who promise the moon and hand you a pebble. Honorable workers who rent cars at 3 am. Missed turns and surprise tolls on unknown roads, scramble for quarters. Flashing lights and sirens (I swear they were quarters!) We’re here. Grandma’s condo. 5…

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.…

Happy Berries

See these small red spheres? Visiting them made me ridiculously happy. Why? Because one of my characters in my latest novel manuscript is a cranberry grower and even though I’ve tapped into an abundance of information via the Internet, nothing beats wind in your face, mud on your shoes, real life research. On a homeschooling…

I Didn’t Want to Homeschool

This week I’ve put on a new hat: homeschooling mom. I must admit, for as much as I have admired home-schooling moms, for as much as I’ve loved (and been impressed with) the home-schooled students I’ve taught and tutored over the years, I did not want to be a home-schooling mom. Last year, the summer…

Often It Comes Down to This

I like my smart phone. I like Facebook. I like texts and emails. I’m warming up to Pinterest and Twitter. (Slowly) I like these things… and yet often they seem like clambering puppies. Before kids, I worked with infants in a daycare one summer and I don’t know why but when 4 o’clock in the…

Now that I’m 40

There’s something about turning forty—or the anticipation thereof—that makes you think you’ll receive a sudden and heavy dose of insight and clarity. So far I feel the same as I did at 39. But something about that little 4 sitting next to that 0 did give me pause, did prompt me to contemplation… if only…