A Strange and Blighted Land

Gettysburg: The Aftermath of a Battle In aftermaths of life even the best ideas on paper can leave a trail of human misery or a path to new life. Many times aftermaths are a mixture of both. In A STRANGE AND BLIGHTED LAND Gettysburg: The Aftermath of a Battle we travel more on the first…

Sunday at Middlemay Farm

“God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners.” ― Soren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard THE TENAFLY ROAD SERIES “Characters so deep you follow them into the abyss, hoping to come out unscathed, but never returning the…

Farewell, Tenafly Road ~ Adrienne Morris’ series is wrapping up

Originally posted on WHAT THE HELL:
Earlier this year I had the tremendous pleasure to edit Adrienne Morris’ Tenafly Road Series. That’s right—the entire series! Adrienne was planning the conclusion of the series in the fall, so early in 2018 she decided to have all the volumes edited and polished up for their conclusion with…

Where Does Creativity Come From?

What is your calling? You know you are called when that desire to do something you are not doing keeps poking you at odd moments or for entire days. When around others who are at one with their callings and are actively engaged in them you feel convicted, bitter or jealous. Where do callings come…

Do You Have Lunch With A Crazy Person?

How is your mental health? I don’t usually come up against moral dilemmas when out with my daughters thrift shopping. The shop has changed hands and no longer can I depend fully on the place to outfit me. I suppose it’s not a terrible thing to buy new clothes from real stores, but still. We…

Sunday at Middlemay Farm

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson   The Tenafly Road Series

victorian love notes

Originally posted on a poem in my pocket:
? my dear iris, you left me with dewdrop tears on my garden anemone how can i trust your foxglove love? offer me bluebells and ivy… perhaps i shall arrange them in a vase with fragrant yellow roses. ? ah, sweet william, now that i’ve returned it…

What’s Your Mission in Life?

How do you start with a tiny spark of inspiration and end with a six book series? I’ve just released THE ONE MY HEART LOVES, the fifth book in THE TENAFLY ROAD SERIES so I thought it would be fun to walk down memory lane. My writing mission that I didn’t know I had at…

How Has Reading Fiction Changed Your Life for The Better?

Non-Fiction vs. Fiction Just a simple question for today. For a long time I only read non-fiction to “better” myself and to build up knowledge about specific subjects. I enjoyed novels but saw them as a frivolous thing. Secretly I envied the authors and sometimes even the characters so I avoided them (I was the…

5 Great Writing Quotes to Get You Motivated

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou Yes, the agony of not writing! I’ve tried it. I played that game for thirty years. Don’t do it unless you enjoy feeling like a worthless and envious slug. Pick up your pen. Tap away on the computer. Do something…