Avily Jerome

Sometimes You Just Have to Win

Sometimes You Just Have to Win

One of the most important thing I’ve learned about parenting is that you have to pick your battles. Because once you start one, you have to win it. As soon as a child starts winning a battle of the wills, he’ll never give up. You have to decide whether a given situation is worth fighting […]

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

It’s that time of year. The weather is warm–in fact, in here in Phoenix, it’s pretty much swimming weather. School has been going for nearly forever. Spring Break was just long enough to give the kids a taste of what the freedom of summer will bring and make it that much harder to go back […]

To Noah or Not?

To Noah or Not?

As probably most of you know, the movie Noah hit theaters last week. Likely, whether you’ve seen it or not, you have an opinion about it. I do. I haven’t seen it, However, I have read literally over a dozen reviews, largely from a Christian perspective, about the merits and failures of this movie. Mostly, […]

Making Stuff Up

Making Stuff Up

Most of the ideas for my novels come from things I’ve been thinking about, things that I think are interesting, things I think are cool, and so on. A lot of times I’ll hear about something or read about something mysterious or unexplained, and my mind will start wandering and go to the “what if.” […]

Angels and Demons and Monsters, Oh My!

Angels and Demons and Monsters, Oh My!

I’m working on the workshop I’m going to be teaching at the upcoming Realm Makers conference, and I’m starting to gather my resources. My topic is integrating supernatural and fantasy elements in a real-world setting. That’s what I write, so that’s one of the things that I’ve worked a lot on, and I have a […]

Sucked In

Sucked In

I am finally getting around to reading “Game of Thrones” It has been on my list for ages, but I haven’t had the time, and on top of that the wait list at the library was, I kid you not, twenty people long. That’s twenty people who are in line to read it before me, […]

How Old Before They Can Decide?

How Old Before They Can Decide?

My girl child is six today. Happy Birthday, Tiny! But that’s not really the point of this post. No, this is more of a rant. See, I got into an argument with a friend last night, because I told him I was getting my daughter’s ears pierced for her birthday. Now, I wanted to get […]

The Truth About Arizona’s Hate Legislation

The Truth About Arizona’s Hate Legislation

Arizona has been in the news a lot lately because of new proposed legislation. Popular opinion in the media and the outraged public is calling this “hate legislation” and saying it will “legalize discrimination.” And I have to wonder. Have any of the people who are opposed to the bill actually read it? Because, honestly, […]