Have you heard of the Netflix show The Crown? It is a dramatization of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. I'm hooked. In love. I'm there. I adore it. What I love is how well it demonstrates the complexity of her role as a constitutional monarch and one forced to reign in a time of … Continue reading Using The Crown as political writing fodder
Hey all. The first thing I want to say is Thank You. Thank you for coming. Thank you for being here. Thank you for reading. When I started doing this for realz two years ago, I had no idea what two years down the line would look like. I didn't know if I'd be published, … Continue reading Thank yous, Patreon, and blog updating
You may or may not know that I write fantasy. In addition to all this other stuff I write, I have a completed fantasy novel (in with alphas now!) and have a second that is a huge contender for a stand alone debut novel. Time will tell, of course, but I'm really enjoying the process … Continue reading Writing Fantasy: Part 1
What this book is about: This nonfiction explores issues that the author, Rachel Held Evans, has wrestled with in her walk of faith. Each chapter begins with a more creative work, it could be a sonnet about the beast, a screenplay about Job or an essay by Hagar before diving more fully into the subject … Continue reading Book Review: Inspired by Rachel Held Evans (available June 12)
It's Friday! This is a poem I wrote a while ago when I was feeling rather anxious about an ongoing conversation about an upcoming event. I wrote some of the stuff that actually became lines in this poem and someone (as a writer would) said it would make a good story, so I tossed into … Continue reading Poetry: I am not alone
Short post today: I want to PERSONALLY invite you to my author page where I will be doing a facebook live reading of some of my short stories. You'll probably recognize them if you've been reading the Friday shorts, but hearing them read out loud will be VERY fun! Details When: Sunday, March 11th Time: … Continue reading Facebook LIVE reading!!
There is a podcast I've been listening to for a long time, Not Your Pastor's Podcast. I've literally listened to all but 1 episode - because for whatever reason, I couldn't access it. Anyway, they started a bonus episode thing called Not Your Pastor's Pulpit. As I listened to these, I kept thinking 'I should … Continue reading My first poetry reading