Four Authors, One Luckenbooth Brooch

Even as I’m gearing up for the release of The Sound of Rain in November, I’m also writing next year’s story. It’s a novella that will be part of a collection along with some of my favorite authors and it’s scheduled to come out in September 2018. At a writer’s conference in 2016 I sawContinue reading “Four Authors, One Luckenbooth Brooch”

Memorial Day–It’s Not Just Hot Dogs

Memorial Day is set aside for remembering those who have died in the service of our nation. Originally, it was proclaimed in honor of the Civil War dead by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. The order became official on May 5, 1868, and was first observed on MayContinue reading “Memorial Day–It’s Not Just Hot Dogs”

Christian Authors ROCK!

Being a published author is a dream come true for me. And while some aspects aren’t quite as wonderful as I imagined (book signing with two attendees anyone?), others are better. Like the way Christian authors look out for each other. I just spent several days at the RT Booklovers Convention in Atlanta. I wasContinue reading “Christian Authors ROCK!”

Books! Chocolate! Authors!

No Appalachian Thursday today. I’m at the RT Book Lovers Convention in Atlanta, Ga., enjoying time with readers, authors, and chocolate. Good times! If you’re in the area, here’s one of my events: If you’re not in the area, heads up that my first novel, Miracle in a Dry Season, is FREE this week duringContinue reading “Books! Chocolate! Authors!”

Appalachian Thursday – Allium tricoccum

Earlier this week I was cutting through the woods on the mountain back of the house when I saw a lush patch of green off through the trees. I recognized it right away. It’s ramp season in Appalachia. I found an on-line article that said, “Ramps are a spring ephemeral of deciduous forests in easternContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday – Allium tricoccum”

Love Like a Casserole

It’s day 19 of this ridiculous cold that has apparently morphed into something else. The paperwork from the urgent care clinic says, “Acute upper respiratory infection, unspecified.” I have antibiotics. I think the doctor may have given them to me to appease me, but I don’t care. I’ll take lamp oil in sugar at thisContinue reading “Love Like a Casserole”

Worry Fast Step 2–Identify

Less than a week into my worry fast I thought I was doing pretty well. I’d avoided some of the big pitfalls (much to my surprise). Mostly, I’d managed not to fret over family issues–Mom, Dad, my niece–praying and leaving them in God’s capable hands. Sunday morning I sat in church as the pastor talkedContinue reading “Worry Fast Step 2–Identify”

Appalachian Thursday–When there’s a need

Our little, mountain church got word not long ago that some missionary friends on the far side of the world need a van. The old one gave up the ghost and transportation is important. There were probably folks who thought about sending a few dollars, doing what they could. But a van, even used, wellContinue reading “Appalachian Thursday–When there’s a need”