Sometimes life piles up on one quickly! Trying to catch up on just everything here at JOY Journal. To that effect, I will be on social media hiatus until October -- with the exception of posting weekly chapter releases of my serialized book, "Suspended Aggravation." (This book will wrap in November.) WordPress readers who need… Continue reading On hiatus except for book chapter postings until October
Hello from Appalachia! Here I am next to the Wheeling Suspension Bridge in not-so-sunny Wheeling, W.Va. Wish you were here. 😉 "Suspended Aggravation" made West Virginia Public Radio today. Thankfully, journalist Eric Douglas helped me not sound like too much of a dork. 🙂 If you'd like to listen, link here.
This suspension bridge -- the oldest of such in the world -- is in the opening scene of my new book, "Suspended Aggravation." It will release one chapter at a time beginning Feb. 2. Watch for links on this site for a free weekly read. Hey, blog friends! In preparation for my new book's Feb.… Continue reading The story behind the new book
A writer's dream team: Editors Alex Weld and Phyllis Sigal, me, and photo-illustrators Dillon Richardson and Johnathon Porter. Feeling blessed to be working with such talented people while doing what I love -- a real thank you, Jesus moment! Here is a piece of news I hope will bring a smile to both readers of… Continue reading New book under contract; coming out as magazine series starting in February!
"A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of." Ogden Nash, American poet I once knew a couple who were clever in ways that made their very presence a delight -- even if their skills didn't bring much cash to their bank accounts. They milked a small herd of goats to… Continue reading In defense of small and quirky