• Aug. 31st, 2016 What I Learned in August

    It’s that time again. August was a wild ride and the stuff I learned this month?  Pretty random.  Here goes. 1. The Olympics are my favorite. Oh my word. I get lost in the backstories of the athletes, the drama of the competition, the rivalries. Love me some rivalries. You have medals? I want you [ read more ]

  • Jul. 29th, 2016 What I Learned in July

    How is it possibly already the end of July? How?  Anyway – it’s been a C-R-A-Z-Y month, but here are a few things I learned in July. Dollywood has an amazing guest assistance program. If you travel with a child with any sort of disability, you know how difficult it can be to face long lines, [ read more ]

  • Jul. 15th, 2016 ACFW Pre-Conference Mix and Mingle

    In late August, I’m headed to my very first ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Conference . I am so excited!  Laurie Tomlinson is hosting a super fun “mix and mingle” link up on her website for conference attendees to get to know each other prior to the big event. The rules are simple…you answer the questions she has listed and then link your [ read more ]

  • Jul. 14th, 2016 My Rules for the Rest of my Summer Vacation

    As a kid the main advantage I could see to summer vacation was the virtually unlimited reading time it provided. But by July, I was ready for routines, new textbooks, and bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils. Fast forward a few years, and I’m still not the biggest fan of summer vacation. I appreciate the break [ read more ]

  • Jul. 7th, 2016 When You Want to be Somewhere Else with your Writing

    Not my son, but an accurate representation of his gloominess! I felt so sorry for him. My youngest son was surveying the scene on his first morning of day camp—and he was not impressed. Kids were running around playing with hula hoops, bouncy balls, Legos, Crayons, and board games. It was a kids’ paradise in [ read more ]