Organizing Your Story: Index Card Method

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 [...]

Free Study Guide for Kingdom Above the Cloud

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 - I've [...]

The World of Bookstagram I Never Knew!

The World of Bookstagram I Never Knew!

Back when I signed my publishing contract, I had NEVER heard of Bookstagram! Honestly, the only reason I even stumbled upon it is because the Instagram algorithm is scary good and figured out that I would like (love) it! If you're unfamiliar, it is a WHOLE WORLD of book love. It is instagrammers whose main [...]

You Can Change Your Mind: How 2 Black Men and a Sea of Angry White People Changed Mine

You Can Change Your Mind: How 2 Black Men and a Sea of Angry White People Changed Mine

I am not arrogant enough to think that I have it all right, that I know the answers, or that I have the power to change hardened hearts and minds. My hope in writing out my story is that it will resonate with white people who are confused, softened, starting to question long-held beliefs.  And [...]

Chapter Three Sneak “Peak”

Chapter Three Sneak “Peak”

As the early dawn haze ran away from the light and the birds began to wake, Tovi Tivka sprinted along a familiar ridge never pausing to consider the danger should she fall. Her breezy yellow dress billowed in her wake, as did the long waves of her dark blue hair. She was petite in every [...]