Excerpt from THE BONE FARM

Available for preorder on October 1, 2022 Rose pulls back the curtain and gazes at the dusky sky. It’s almost dark, and Henry should be coming in for dinner soon, bringing Leroy with him. He and that farmhand have become thick as thieves, and she wishes Henry had never hired him. Why hire a farmhandContinue reading “Excerpt from THE BONE FARM”

Unfinished Business: A story teaser

Beth laughed to herself a bit nervously as she parked her car.  It wasn’t dawn yet, but she could see the foreshadowing along the horizon.  He had chosen a waterfront warehouse because it was…prosaic.  And he knew Beth would think so as well.  Unfinished business, That is what he had said on the phone, hisContinue reading “Unfinished Business: A story teaser”

Top Dachshund Album Covers of All Time

Featuring my Diva-dog I’ve been off work for a week or so, and while I could have wasted my time cleaning out the closets or wiping down the baseboards or some such other nonsense, I decided to be productive and creative. So after reading THIS article by Colin the Crypto Ocelot, I was inspired to play around withContinue reading “Top Dachshund Album Covers of All Time”

My Take on Paula Deen’s Bread Pudding

Image by me: I am NOT a photographer! So I am joining the ranks of “those” people who write an epistle before they just “show you the dang recipe!” But if you want to skip it, you can see it HERE. I promise to make this epistle more like Jude and less like I Corinthians. Continue reading “My Take on Paula Deen’s Bread Pudding”

The Purpose of Exile

Inviting others back to the table But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is a sexually immoral person, or a greedy person, or an idolater, or is verbally abusive, or habitually drunk, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a person.  ~ I Corinthians 5:11, MASBContinue reading “The Purpose of Exile”

The Joy of Living Water

Imagine being the subject of town gossip because of your choices. Imagine having to walk to a well carrying a heavy clay jar in the heat of the afternoon because you couldn’t bear the stares if you drew water when the other women of the city were there. Imagine feeling shame, repeated rejection, and loneliness,Continue reading “The Joy of Living Water”

My Brain Drives Without A Map: Executive Dysfunction

Introduction Joshua came in from playing, and it was time to take a shower so that he and his family could go out to eat. He went into his room, where his Nintendo DS was lying on the bed with a game still paused. He had forgotten he was almost done with level 12 beforeContinue reading “My Brain Drives Without A Map: Executive Dysfunction”

How the Psalms Saved My Life

Fifteen years ago I began a trip down a very dark path. I’d like to say I didn’t realize where I was headed, but I did. I had prayed, I had pleaded, I had tried all my own methods to make things better — make things change — within the framework of my faith andContinue reading “How the Psalms Saved My Life”

Finding the Right Beta-Reader

I knew what beta testing was, but I never knew there was such a thing as “beta readers” until I really dove into the writing world online. Editors I got, proof-readers made sense. But I didn’t know there was this whole other animal that would read your book and provide that esoteric feedback that includedContinue reading “Finding the Right Beta-Reader”