Thankful

As a writer of Christian fiction, I’m reminded as July Fourth approaches to be thankful for the freedoms I have.

Writing from Experiences

My book, From Shards to Sea Glass, is being formatted, and I hope to have it available to the public within the next few weeks. It really is a great read for summer, so the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Speaking of summer, I’ve been reflecting on some of my past experiences and how they’ve affected…

Writing What You Love

One day many years back I wrote on a piece of paper a list of as many things I could think of that I love. The list did not include people but rather things that I liked to do, liked to look at, and that appealed to my senses. For example, stained-glass windows were on that list. Though actually…

Almost Finished

I’m in the last 20 to 30 pages of editing. Then I’ll do a read-through. Then I hope to be done with editing From Shards to Sea Glass.  It has been an amazing journey to see how my writing has evolved since the first draft.  I want to give you the very best quality as…

Judging a Book By Its Cover

Yes, I’m one of those. If I don’t know anything about the taste or the quality of the ingredients, I will choose a jar of jam with an attractive label over one that doesn’t have one. And the prettier it is the faster my hand will reach to grab it off the shelf. Having a…

Red Sea Glass

Have you ever looked for sea glass “or beach glass as some people call them”? In From Shards to Sea Glass the main character, Claire, is introduced to sea glass. It talks about rare pieces–especially the luminous and ever elusive red ones. I grew up looking for sea glass along the coast of Maine, and it was…