There’s a new show this fall called “Forever.” The main character, for unknown reasons, can’t die. He dies, but then he comes back. So, he has made it his life’s mission to figure out why he can’t die by studying death, his own–every time he dies he writes down a record of the experience–and other […]
My son asked me this morning, “Has Ebola gotten to Arizona yet?” followed by “What if I die from Ebola?” Statistically, it’s not particularly likely, but it is very hard not to worry when it’s all over the news. You can’t turn on the radio without hearing about it. Spreading across Europe, one patient in […]
In the media run-up to the release of the new Left Behind movie, I saw this picture posted on Facebook: This postapocalyptic survivor theoretically asks, “Why didn’t anyone warn me?” And my only response is…seriously? Hasn’t the church been warning people for two thousand years? We have. The problem is, few people are listening. And […]
Growing. There are so many jobs that fall on an author’s shoulders nowadays. Not only do we have to be continually honing the craft of writing, but we have to be marketers and savvy business managers. We have to have at least rudimentary grasp of the publishing world, how to tell if contracts are any […]
Magpie Eclectic Press us a new small press looking for “all subgenres that fall under the Christian Speculative banner,” and is also open to works that are “not strictly Christian and that would appeal to a more secular audience” as long as they are not in opposition to a Christian worldview.
On Facebook, a colleague asked for an explanation of this Buzzfeed article: “29 Freeing Truths Of Being A Low-Maintenance Girl.” She just didn’t get it. I figured she can’t be alone, so let me explain. The low-maintenance lifestyle is based on saving time and money by eliminating nonessentials. Of course, we all have different definitions […]
In case you don’t follow them on Facebook–which you should–here’s the save-the-date flyer for Realm Makers 2015. If you’ve been to Realm Makers before, what was your favorite part? Did you have a favorite workshop? If you have NOT been to Realm Makers, start saving up! Who’s going to be there in 2015?
So, this past week has been pretty crazy around here as we were preparing for the new school year, which starts today. If you didn’t know, we homeschool our 3 kids. I have 2 girls, who are going into 3rd grade, and a pre-k boy. On a whim last Sunday, I decided we needed to […]
The other day, I had one of those moments when you just know — you can feel it, you don’t have to look — that your big toe just busted a hole though your sock. It’s uncomfortable, of course, so I took my shoe off, and sure enough, my big ole toe was sticking through […]