In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I decided it was time to share my story. I’ve shared bits and pieces of it here and there, but in the spirit of the words above and below, I decided to write it out in full. “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I willContinue reading “My Story”
When I first spotted Cochem in pictures online, I wanted so badly to make it Frederick Smith’s home. In my first draft of Sani: The German Medic, this is where he ended up after his train ride from Hamburg. It was an interesting journey and one that involved the difference between being a fiction writerContinue reading “Wandering Around Germany: Cochem”
Confession time: Anyone else feel like it’s a bear to try to scroll thru pictures on your phone? Since there are so many images from our three weeks in Germany, I decided to work on one piece at a time. Today, a little glimpse into the ancestral aspect of our journey. It actually started theContinue reading “Wandering Around Germany: Wachenheim an der Weinstraße”
We’ve all heard that saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.” Too often in my life, I’ve focused on the bathwater to the exclusion of the baby. I’ve talked before about the legalistic Christian background from which I’ve come. I can’t say it’s always been that way in every church I’ve ever attended,Continue reading “Of Babies and Bathwater”
It’s interesting to see my life experiences, or the experiences of loved ones, reveal themselves in the lives of my characters. This may sound funny, but sometimes it surprises me, like a great revelation. Oh, that’s where that came from! It gives me an opportunity to work through difficulties from my past that I haven’tContinue reading “Between Fiction and Reality”
This summer we will spend three weeks in Germany. I am almost beside myself with anticipation. It is interesting to think that we land in Frankfurt (presumably, because of recent air travel disruptions) at the exact date and hour of my mother’s passing back in 2006. It is one of those things my friend CyndyContinue reading “Auf Wiedersehen”
As I’ve been working diligently on Book 2, I have found not one but three characters that are central to the story. There is yet another who will come to prominence later on. For those who like to ask questions about the writing process, this may be of interest. With the exception of some insightsContinue reading “Author Insights”
As we celebrate the memory of our fallen soldiers, and in so doing also acknowledge the many veterans among us, I felt it was time to share a little bit of my story and why I personally appreciate them so much. Of course, we all do. Without them, where would this country be? In aContinue reading “Memorial Day Musings”
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