You may know me as an author, but did you know I am also the retired Director of an ESL program, regularly walk 12 plus miles a week, occasionally care for my two grandsons, scrapbook, read voraciously, cook, and am legally blind? That last phrase was tough for me to say out loud not thatContinue reading “Through my eyes”
When I created Serafina Brooks or Grammie, my mother’s heart immediately came to mind. I needed a character, a woman of God, who would share Christ more by example than words. Memories surfaced of my mother kneeling beside the living room sofa when I walked in the door from school, sitting at the kitchen tableContinue reading “The inspiration behind Grammie in Desire of my Heart”
Finding worthwhile writing craft books isn’t easy, and I look for ones written by authors who have done their research, made the mistakes, and are willing to share the highlights. Seriously, a writer only has so many hours in the day, so the “CliffsNotes” style works best for me.
Reviews do more than encourage authors, yet writing a review can be daunting. Many people prefer not to leave one because they may not feel they write well enough or know what to say. If you fall into that category…here’s a fun way to make it easy to write a review. » copyrighted by AuthorContinue reading “MAD LIB FUN: A FORMAT FOR BOOK REVIEWS”
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“Join me on a virtual tour of Blowing Rock, NC, home of Everly Johnson, the blind main character in my newest Contemporary Christian RomCom, Dial E for Endearment.” » Watch virtual tour of Blowing Rock (YouTube)
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My grandson, Avery, loves arts and crafts time. He comes by it naturally, not from me, but from his mother. Jordan does a marvelous job of providing opportunities to help nurture his growing mind, and she can create anything from nothing and make it look professional and appealing. If she had a Pinterest, other peopleContinue reading “Facelessbook and Instagorgeous use filters for reality”
The holidays are difficult for many–loved ones no longer around the table, broken relationships, family drama, even loneliness. It is easy to ask, “God, where are You?” But what if God is the one doing the asking? “Heidi, where are You?” Psalm 34:18 tells us where God truly is: God is near to the brokenhearted.Continue reading “Feeling the breath of God”
Four things happened this week that made me stop and take a deep breath. One: Bob and I completed the paperwork for our updated wills to include Power of Attorney and Living Wills. Reading all the mumbo jumbo and seeing my name in every other sentence made me pause. It certainly made me think aboutContinue reading “Hiding important things in a safe place”