The Comfort of Old Friends

Have you ever had a season where it seems like everything is going wrong? One of those "If it rains, it pours" times? We all have. I've been walking through one the past few weeks, and it's been exhausting. One personal disappointment came in the form of my very first fiction rejection letter. The...

Stings and Steps

Three weeks ago I was stung by a wasp. It was my first experience with a wasp sting, and though the immediate pain was intense, I felt like my reaction overall was pretty mild. Then, nine days later, the site broke out in hives and my arm was fevered and itchy. I'd never heard of a delayed...

ACFW Conference 2021

The American Christian Fiction Writer's annual conference was last weekend. Although it was virtual, that didn't stop me from getting away for it. I invited writing friend Becca Kinzer to come down from Illinois, and we rented a little 2-bedroom place about an hour from my house. It was so fun to...

Lifted Dreams

Last week I sent my book proposal to an editor at a publishing house for the very first time. That’s a really big deal! This business moves very slowly, so I know it will be a couple months before I hear anything, but I am much more excited than nervous. Sure, she could get back to me with a “no...

My Writing Journey

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