It’s done! (kind of)

Before I get into anything else, I just heard the sad news that my junior high English teacher, who was the first to tell me I had a talent for writing, passed away this week. I’m so thankful for her influence, humor, and red pen. My last email from her (just before I signed my […]

Hello, October!

Goodness gracious. It has been FOREVER since my last update, and there is a good reason for it! I have been spending just about every spare moment working on Book 2 of the Tales from Adia series, all while orchestrating a return to the dorms during a global pandemic (my “don’t quit your day job” […]

Organizing Your Story: Index Card Method

Sometimes I just have to get off my computer and use visual and tangible tools to get my brain organized. If you’re anything like me, you have about 50 different drafts (all saved as “FinalFinalDraft27.ForRealThisTime-4”). Your characters have been running amok, and your spreadsheets of details are about 31% complete because you keep getting caught […]

How to Build a World from Scratch

When I started writing Kingdom Above the Cloud, I had images in my mind of characters and scenes. I jumped right in, never considering important details about the world they live in. This caused so many headaches down the road! I didn’t know their history, currency, weather patterns, cultural traditions, spiritual practices, governance systems, or […]

Free Study Guide for Kingdom Above the Cloud

It’s here! It’s here! The study/discussion guide is ready for download (below). I’m excited to share this much-asked-for resource with all of my readers! Here are a few ways to use this guide: Personal Study – Use the questions as journal prompts as you think about your faith in relation to Tovi’s. Book Club – […]

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