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It’s Happened!

Sometimes you wait for so long for something to happen, that when it does, it’s pretty hard to believe it. Well, that’s what’s happened. On April 11, 2021, Elk Lake Publishing offered me a 3-book contract for my Lost Stones of Argonia series! A few...

First Ever Podcast!

You must understand–I don’t even listen to podcasts for the most part–so when a friend invited me to speak to her church’s writers group, and that I could also hang out afterward and be interviewed for a podcast…I hesitated. Sort of. I...

Author Update

There’s an old saying–“It never rains, but it pours.” Remember that one? Well, that’s how it is up here on the hill in Longview, writing-wise AND in the real world. (Don’t even ask my about this year’s flooding, which came...

Review: The Shadow Queen

This is a new category for me, but one I may be using more as time goes by. Everyone wants to hear about a good book to read, right? And ones to avoid. This one was a re-telling of Snow White. If this is not your thing, feel free to skip it. 🙂 Dawn Hill...

Four Hundred Years of Silence

(I write a lot about courageous teenage girls. Since it’s Christmas, come along as we talk about a real girl who faced down some pretty amazing real problems!) Four hundred years is a long time. Four hundred years ago, the Mayflower arrived with the pilgrims in...

The Lion of Judah in Never-Never Land

I am a writer of fantasy. If you ask any fantasy writer to list the authors who have most influenced them, the names C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien will be at the top of most of those lists. I am no exception. I was well past childhood when I was introduced to Lewis...

He Didn’t Know He Was a Wizard…

It’s been more than twenty years since the skinny kid with the round glasses, brilliant green eyes, and the odd, lightning-shaped scar burst onto the literary scene–and into the Muggle world–and it would be hard to find anyone anywhere who...

The Next Step

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The difficulty with writing a book–one of the many difficulties–is that once you begin one, you must keep going. And eventually, you need to draw it altogether so you can confidently type The End…at the end. I’ve been at...

Welcome to my Website!

When I was young—probably younger than you are now—I discovered books. And what a discovery it was! I rode The Black Stallion with Alec Ramsay, I hoped Buck would survive those terrible Alaskan winters in The Call of the Wild, and I cried real tears...