What are you favorite lines from the Forest at the Edge book series? I need them! To meme them! Now that I'm teaching high school full-time again, I don't have the luxury of blogging to draw attention to my book series. Then I had an idea: Let the books sell themselves. Why not just publish … Continue reading Send me your favorite lines from ANY of the books and I’ll send you a new bookmark (eventually)
I'm still working on this one myself, and am utterly astonished and impressed with those who know when and how to hold their tongues. Mine flaps all too often in the breeze.
You despise that person (you know the one), and all that they stand for. Their face is on everything and everywhere, and why they’re famous or even admired baffles you to nausea. If they would just die (and everyone else in their little groups) the world would be a better place. But that’s not going … Continue reading How to stop hating the opposition in 7 short steps
I’ve always known that parenthood is how God teaches us to be like Him, but now that I’ve been at it for 25 years, I feel like I’m finally understanding some of those aspects. For example: 1) God WANTS to hear from us. Wherever, whenever. I know this, because currently our family is spread over … Continue reading 3 ways in which parents are like God (and 3 ways we aren’t–yet)
I ran a booth, I dragged six of my nine kids with me, had two others meet us there, and three days of 12+ work days are still a blur in my head, but I remember a few things: 1. I am not in shape to run up three flights of stairs to see Mark … Continue reading 22 Random things I learned at Comic Con 2016
Despite the world's best efforts, it’s not impossible to be happy. That was the premise I began with as I stared at another dismal news day. Instead of ranting here about what's wrong in the world, as usual, I decided instead to spend a few days observing how people remain happy, especially when all around is … Continue reading Are you sure you’re happy? 12 Traits of Happy People
I need this tattooed to the inside of my eyelids, to remember. (Especially during this political season, which is drawn out to many very long, very ugly seasons . . .)
All I wanted was a Dr. Who Weeping Angel for my front yard for Halloween. People are terrified of them. If you don't know what they are, watch the episode "Blink." (Try Netflix.) You don't even have to know the first thing about Dr. Who in order to appreciate this episode. Weeping angels seem like innocent … Continue reading How I made a weeping angel (or, why I don’t host a diy blog)
This will probably be the very last free download I'll host. After this I'll be publishing in other venues, and Amazon's policy is one of exclusivity in order to offer free downloads. I feel like I've gotten as much as I can out of this, but I wanted to offer the books for free one … Continue reading Free Downloads! All four books!
They're here! And ALL THREE BOOKS will be available for free downloads. Click on the book title icons on the right on Monday and Tuesday to get you straight to Amazon. Don't have a Kindle? No problem. Download this free app to turn your computer, tablet, or smartphone into a Kindle reader. (Then you can … Continue reading Free download days: Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 1st and 2nd.