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Review of Kat Heckenbach’s Relent

Review of Kat Heckenbach’s Relent

NAF alumna, Kat Heckenbach has a new book out, Relent. I fell in love with Finding Angel and the whole Toch Island Chronicles series, so I snapped up a copy of Relent the second she posted a link on Facebook. I then abandoned a library checkout to read it. And will admit to staying up […]

Beauty and the Beast Review

Saturday, my daughter, her friend, and I went to see Beauty and the Beast to celebrate her ninth birthday. She’s in third grade, the same age I was when my third grade teacher introduced me to “Beauty and the Beast”. Not the animated movie with the yellow-dress wearing Disney princess but the French folktale one. It would be […]

Review: Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

Review: Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

The other day at the Realm Makers Consortium, Lori Ann Weldon posted a link to a film she called “the most bazaar, trippy, and weird as WACK piece of art I have ever experienced.” She wasn’t overstating the matter. Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is an animated Steampunk-fantasy drama that is incredibly beautiful and strange, like […]

Teacup review: The Serpent’s Grasp

Teacup review: The Serpent’s Grasp

Since I can’t write as anvilicious a review as Diane Graham, I had to come up with a new branding scheme. So pour yourself a cuppa and join me for a look at C. Kevin Thompson’s new book, The Serpent’s Grasp. With its cinematic details, international cast of characters, and a giant sea-monster antagonist, this […]

Advice Overload Pending

I’m a sucker for just one more opinion and probably don’t  know when to quit getting/accepting feedback on something. Most of my stuff is in an endless cycle of revision that drives my Husband nuts because I never “finish”. So, I face the continual flow of different and sometimes conflicting advice. One persona says capitalize […]

More Like Rowboats Than Rubber Duckies

A missionary who spoke at our church once told us, “When trying to do the work God has called you to, pray knowing it’s all up to God, but work as hard as you would if it were all up to you.” I have always found that concept challenging to get my head around, but […]

What I fear the most about writing now.

Now that I’m on the other side, it’s easy to lose perspective. I’ve been trying my best to keep a healthy perspective on things. I’ve also been trying my best to work towards my next book. But I’ve been dragging my feet a little. Winter 2 is so close to being done, still I drag […]