6 Things I’m Reading, Listening To, and Using

What has my attention this week? (Note: All Amazon links are affiliate links.) Reading: Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley I picked up Huxley’s classic dystopian utopia Brave New World as part of my ongoing pursuit of the classics (I’m actually into the “L” authors, but Brave New World was at a library I don’t often visit, so […]

My Top 10 Favorite Things From 2015

(Note: All Amazon links are affiliate links.) My time goes by in such a rush that I often look up at the beginning of a new year, stunned to realize the last year all but disappeared on me. One of my favorite things to do in January is look back on all the memories that stand […]

6 Things That Should Have Your Attention This Week

(Note: All Amazon links are affiliate links.) What has my attention this week? Book: The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley Writing buddy Holly Heisey put me onto Kearsley a year or two ago. She’s often touted as being a modern-day Daphne Du Maurier (of Rebecca fame), and I definitely recognize the (much gentler) touches of Du Maurier’s supernatural […]

How I Resolve to Make 2016 the Best Year Ever!

There’s no time of the year that isn’t a good time to make positive resolutions for our lives. But I can attest—and I expect you can too—there’s just something about January that inspires reflection and resolve. The Two Best Kinds of Resolutions Specific Goals Some years, I have definite goals. Last year, my goal was […]

Join My Reading Challenge for 2016: Read 100 Books, Win Prizes!

Do you read a gazillion books every year and want to show off? Did you read only a few in 2015 — and want to commit to reading more this year? How about a reading challenge to inspire and motivate us all? And — even better — how about there be prizes at the end […]

Wayfarer’s First Draft Finished!

I finished a book. I don’t think that feeling ever gets old. Amidst the general blur and busyness of the launch of my historical/dieselpunk novel Storming, I typed the final words in the first draft of my historical/superhero work-in-progress Wayfarer. Its happy dance kind of got lost in the rush. One minute: bam, I’m done. The next: whoosh, […]

6 Things I’m Reading, Watching, Eating This Week

What has my attention this week? (Note: All Amazon links are affiliate links.) Reading: The Golden Bowl by Henry James This will be the last book in my exploration of James. I admit I’ve kind of been putting it off since it’s soooo stinking long. There are a lot of things I appreciate about James (namely, […]

My Top 20 Books of 2015

One of my favorite things about the end of the year is all the “best of” lists. Especially the best books. Of course. As I do every year, here I’m presenting my top 20 books of 2015. I divide my reading into four categories: Fiction, General Non-Fiction, Devotional, and Writing How-To. Below are my top five in each […]

6 Things That Have My Attention This Week

What has my attention this week? (Note: All Amazon links are affiliate links.) Book: Taken by Dee Henderson I’m in “sequel” mode in my reading right now. Having just finished all the books in my Kindle library, I’m taking a few weeks to catch up on sequels before tackling the toppling pile of paperbacks in my […]

Free Desktop Wallpaper From Storming

  I had so many goodies related to Storming that I didn’t have time to get them all in before its release last Friday. Here’s one I especially had fun putting together. Desktop wallpaper! If you’re tired of looking at the same ol’-same ol’ every time you visit your desktop — or if you want to […]