The Author Adventures – #2

People often ask me where I get ideas for my novels, and they also like to know the “behind-the-scenes” details of the actual writing. So periodically I share some of those details — especially the ones that I found personally enjoyable or that helped me grow as a writer. The writing of Quenton’s Honor taughtContinue reading “The Author Adventures – #2”

The Author Adventures – # 1

There’s a quote floating around out there among writers and readers that says, “Every book you’ve ever read is just a different combination of 26 letters.” I don’t know where it came from originally. I’ve searched the Internet for a reference, but found none. However, I know that quote is true. And this past week,Continue reading “The Author Adventures – # 1”

My Latest Watercolor Project

My latest watercolor project. In book # 5 of my “Smoky Mountain Novel Series” — which is currently in the writing process — the main character, a Cherokee artisan, is inspired by the Lord to create these Christian-themed dream catchers as a way of helping spread the Gospel truth that Jesus and His Holy SpiritContinue reading “My Latest Watercolor Project”

Back In The Saddle???

Well, my three-week hiatus from writing for any websites — and focusing on my art instead — has done me some good. I’ll try to get back in the saddle now and focus on some things that have to be written out in words. But even if I’m back in the saddle, I think I’llContinue reading “Back In The Saddle???”

‘QUENTON’S HONOR’ – Now Available on Amazon

What happens when twenty-first century technology comes face to face with the most powerful force the human race has ever known? Find out in this story of intrigue, romance, courage, and faith:  QUENTON’S HONOR. A man’s love for his country; a man’s love for a woman. Securing a nation; capturing a heart. It’s a storyContinue reading “‘QUENTON’S HONOR’ – Now Available on Amazon”

What Happened to ‘The End’?

Over the past decade, the publishing world has experienced an interesting, but, in my opinion, sad phenomenon. Almost all fiction authors and/or publishing houses have started leaving out the words “The End” on the last page of novels. It’s now become passe, and I guess in some minds, even unsophisticated to write those two iconicContinue reading “What Happened to ‘The End’?”

Weekend Coffee Share 5/16/20

Hello again, everyone. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve had an opportunity to participate in the coffee share, and I’m feeling happy this morning that I have time to just sit here and talk to you as I’m enjoying my coffee. To be honest, there are several things I need to be doing, butContinue reading “Weekend Coffee Share 5/16/20”

11 Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2020

I do not make New Year’s resolutions.  But each year, I do look to the Lord and seek His face and His heart to learn what His plans are for my upcoming year, and what He wants from me during that time.  And, of course, there are things that I want for myself as well.Continue reading “11 Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2020”

‘Stories That Leave You Thinking …’

Well, I’ved dithered, and dallied, and delayed for a year. I had all kinds of excuses and reasons — some good, some not so good. But all that’s behind me now, and I FINALLY have the enlarged second edition of my short short story anthology ready for public consumption. 🙂 Yep, it’s out there: STORIESContinue reading “‘Stories That Leave You Thinking …’”

Weekend Coffee Share — 11/2/19

To participate in this week’s “Coffee Share” click on this link and visit Eclectic Ali for the details. If we were having coffee together this weekend, I’d probably tell you about my book signing gig today. It was the kind of book signing that every author hopes he never experiences even once in his wholeContinue reading “Weekend Coffee Share — 11/2/19”

The Music of Words

I’m a musician. I play keyboard instruments mainly. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of using my talents to entertain audiences, to minister as organist and choir director for two different churches, to help facilitate weddings and funerals for scores of families, to compose and orchestrate numerous songs, and to teach others to useContinue reading “The Music of Words”

BRAND NEW!!! Holiday Planning Journal

YAY! My HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAY PLANNING JOURNAL IS READY FOR YOU! Holiday planning and organizing has never been SO EASY. This planner includes sections for Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, and the coming New Year. Complete with Scriptures and Journaling Pages for recording Personal Thoughts and Prayers, this planner also includes plenty of room to plan outContinue reading “BRAND NEW!!! Holiday Planning Journal”

Weekly Smile 9/23/19

Yay!  I’m making time to do the “Weekly Smile” this week. If you’d like to join in and share what made you smile this past week, hop over to the link and get the simple directions for taking part. I actually had a number of things to smile about this past week. One special eventContinue reading “Weekly Smile 9/23/19”

Excited About My Newest Journal

My newest journal project is complete and available for purchase from Amazon. I’ll have a supply soon as well, if you live in my area and want to get them from me. MY WORD-INSPIRED JOURNAL offers 108 lined pages for personal journaling, interspersed with 12 great pictures and scripture passages to inspire meditation and devotionalContinue reading “Excited About My Newest Journal”