Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dreams Are Like Hard Boiled Eggs

unpeeling eggI had the privilege of speaking to students, parents and teachers at Holy Spirit School in San Jose, CA last week for their annual Author’s Night. I talked about having dreams, and how they can be like a hard boiled egg. They are hard to crack, messy to unpeel, but worth the effort. I shared how it’s always been my dream to be a writer, how it can be a difficult profession, messy, but worth the effort. Brian3_15HS

It was fun to meet Brian, one of the students, who heard about The Bronze Dagger from a friend who had come to one of my book signings earlier this year. He told me he loved it and can’t wait until the next one is out.  I told him The Alabaster Jar should be out around July of this year, and that he can read the first chapter of it on my webpage. I relished the excitement I saw in his face. This is why I write!

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The Silver Coin

RedVinesMainlining sugar via Red Vines kept the flow of words moving yesterday as I hunkered down to complete the first chapter of book three in my Ancient Elements series, The Silver Coin. I’m excited to have accomplished the bulk of research for the final book, and to have posted a visual outline in my study to help steer my course. Having primed the pump, I’m back to my fruit, veggies and protein diet today as I take the bull by the horns for chapter 2. Oh, did I just let the bovine out of the bag? Hmm, can you guess where book three takes place? Remember, it’s historical fiction in 1777 BC, and our characters have already been to Mesopotamia (The Bronze Dagger) and Egypt (The Alabaster Jar).

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ACFW - DFW CHAPTER a.k.a. DFW Ready Writers

"Nothing happens unless first a dream." Carl Sandburg

ACFW SFBayArea

Northern California Chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers

Letters to Noah

Spoken words are fleeting, but written words last beyond a lifetime.

Sontag Writing Dreams

"Nothing happens unless first a dream." Carl Sandburg

marsha ottum owen

I make Children's Books

Under His Wings

"Nothing happens unless first a dream." Carl Sandburg

Cathleen Armstrong

"Nothing happens unless first a dream." Carl Sandburg

A Writer's Diary

Author, Educator, Consultant