I hardly know how to write this post because nothing like this has happened before. I’m on the floor (because I was floored, literally) to receive an email from Bethany Cousins, a reader who’s become a friend (a side benefit I never realized that comes with writing: new friends!). She, with her husband (i.e. NuminousBand), … Continue reading Bethany wrote a song, guys! To accompany Book 5—”Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti.” Come listen and wear a sweater (because it gave me chills)
Each of my writing classes was subjected to the following experiment. I’d divide the students into three groups, have all of them close their eyes, then, one group at a time, they’d open their eyes to read three words on the board. The first group would read this: After they closed their eyes, I’d erase … Continue reading Why there will be different answers to these questions, and why that’s ok
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)
There are revolutions happening all around us in America, but we don't always recognize them. But once we do, we realize we can be part of them. If we dare. Most of these revolutions arise from breaking with the status quo of our ancestors. And not just talking about change, but actually being part of … Continue reading America’s the land of revolutions; let’s start another one!
Anyone else get paralyzed by decluttering? By staring at that old, ratty thing that you’ve had in a box for years, but can’t throw away or donate because of memories, guilt, or because you’d hauled it around for 28 years and it seems ludicrous to finally dump it now? On the other hand, I look … Continue reading Getting rid of things is not getting rid of people
As I've done with my other books, I'm offering Book 5, Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti for free as a .pdf file on my website. No, this makes absolutely no financial sense whatsoever. It's the second place I'm offering it for free (Smashwords has the download for free) and when Amazon notices, it too will … Continue reading Why in the world am I giving away my books for free?
It's HERE! Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti, Book 5 is now available as an e-book ($.99) and in paperback ($13.50) (soon to be as a paperback on Amazon, too). You can also find it on Smashwords for FREE! (Why for free? When you read Chapter 13, I think you'll understand. "Freely given, freely shared." And … Continue reading Book 5 IS HERE! Get it in e-book or paperback!
I'm ready to burst too! And I think it's in a good way! The paperback proof for Book 5: Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti will be in my hands by the end of the week, then it's one more read and edit, some formatting for the ebook versions, and then PUBLISHED! My hope is to … Continue reading Book 5 teaser–Good way to burst?
Woo-hoo! One huge step down, about a dozen more to go until I can launch Book 5: Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti. It WILL be out before May is over. I don't yet dare set a date because then the Anxiety Gods see that number and take it as a challenge to thoroughly undo … Continue reading Book 5 Cover Reveal!
By Wednesday I'll have completed the cover for Book 5: Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti! Interestingly, I'm using my oldest son on the cover, the one I wrote about earlier who's been ill with a strange viral infection for the past week and a half, and now a secondary bacterial infection. After three hospital … Continue reading Book 5 cover reveal coming next week!