Note from me: This was SUPPOSED to post yesterday, but apparently I don't know how to read numbers and I got the date wrong. So, instead, you're getting a special Thursday post instead of your regularly expected Wednesday post. If you've been around here for any length of time, you know that I've kept things … Continue reading Now It’s Personal
Ever wish you could sit down with a cup o' joe with a writer and ask all those pesky questions? Well, you don't have to because I did! Sort of. This week is one of my newer writer friends, Colin, who is probably one of the most generous people I have the pleasure of knowing … Continue reading Meet the Author: Colin Palmer
It's Friday, the day I share my own writing! I was reading the story of Disney's Sleeping Beauty to my kids last week and parts of the story bothered me, so I decided to rewrite it. I know that many before me have endeavored to do the same thing, so it's not terribly original, I'm … Continue reading Sleeping Beauty Rewrite
Hey! Exciting news! My stories are up on youtube now! I cut apart the videos from my facebook live last month and have posted the first of the three stories I read during that event. Now, instead of sitting through the entire facebook live, you can just head on over to my channel and listen … Continue reading Stories on Youtube!
What this book is about: This book follows Marianne as she discovers, at sixty, what life is really about. I know that sounds like a trite and boring description, but I thought and thought about it and it was the best way to concisely describe the plot that slowly sinks its talons in and doesn't … Continue reading Book Review: Little French Bistro
Easter. Probably the most significant holiday in the Christian tradition. I suppose we could certainly argue between Christmas and Easter, because with Christmas, there is no Easter. Without Jesus being born, he couldn't die. And if he didn't die, he couldn't live AGAIN. That's really the significance of this day in Christendom. Jesus didn't stay … Continue reading Easter!
It's Good Friday today in Christendom. As Christians, we believe that today is the day that Jesus was ultimately crucified by the high priests and leaders of the Jewish community, under the blind eye turned by the Roman government. That is significant in our faith for a number of reasons. It's significant because on this … Continue reading Good Friday Thoughts
I listened to a podcast about writing (podcasts 85 and 86) recently and the thing that really stuck out to me from her lecture was using behavioral elements to induce writing. Things like using space, triggers, and rewards to stimulate and effect greater chances of writing. It got me to thinking about my triggers to write. I'm … Continue reading Setting The Mood to Write
What this book is about: Daine returns in Book 2 at the behest of the wolf pack that once adopted her into its ranks in order to preserve the valley in which they live. As she digs deeper into the problem, she realizes it's much larger than she, the humans, or animals can deal with … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Wolf-Speaker (The Immortals Book 2) by Tamora Pierce
Hello friends! I am PERSONALLY inviting you to join me TOMORROW for the Heart of a Child book launch. It's happening over on facebook and you could potentially WIN a copy of the book! https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fcarijehlikauthor%2Fvideos%2F516494012084963%2F&show_text=0&width=560 HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!! Want to see what else I'm working on before anyone else … Continue reading Heart of a Child launches TOMORROW!!!