gardening, spiritual life

3 truths learned in the 2020 garden

“It always amazes me to look at the little, wrinkled brown seeds and think of the rainbows in 'em," said Captain Jim." L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams Dickon Sowerby and The Secret Garden. Hercule Poirot and his vegetable mallows. Have you ever noticed that literary gardeners are often just short of supernatural? In scripture,… Continue reading 3 truths learned in the 2020 garden

books, writing

A writerly reckoning: Was a patron-supported, serialized book release a good thing?

"She jumped." Nora Edinger, "Suspended Aggravation"   Me in January promo shot, a couple of weeks before Suspended Aggravation began posting as a serial release in Weelunk magazine. Other than a season at home with our children, I have had the mixed blessing of writing professionally since I was 23. ("Mixed" in that the work… Continue reading A writerly reckoning: Was a patron-supported, serialized book release a good thing?

books, romance

“Suspended Aggravation” wraps TODAY

Click here to read the last two chapters of "Suspended Aggravation." It's true! Suspended Aggravation has reached the end. Today's final post on Weelunk magazine is a surprise bonus that includes the last two chapters and the kind of happy ending for which we all hope. If you'd like to catch up, all the previous… Continue reading “Suspended Aggravation” wraps TODAY


Candied Ginger

"I've got sunshine on a cloudy day." The Temptations Some recipes are more fun than others. This is one of the fun ones -- and the result is sugary bits of gold that are effectively candied sunshine. Sunshine in a jar! You can enjoy it all winter long -- minced on top of baked goods,… Continue reading Candied Ginger

books, romance

“Suspended Aggravation” Chapter 38 live, FREE

Click here to read Chapter 38. Scroll to the bottom of the link to access earlier chapters. Chapter 38 is live. Only two chapters remain! A quick look: Allie is nearly free from the hospital. But, friends and family have a party and the sharing of some wisdom in mind before she goes.