books, writing

Want to hear me talk books on Public Radio?

Hello from Appalachia! Here I am next to the Wheeling Suspension Bridge in not-so-sunny Wheeling, W.Va. Wish you were here. πŸ˜‰ "Suspended Aggravation" made West Virginia Public Radio today. Thankfully, journalist Eric Douglas helped me not sound like too much of a dork. πŸ™‚ If you'd like to listen, link here.

books, writing

The story behind the new book

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

books, writing

New book under contract; coming out as magazine series starting in February!

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!

spiritual life, writing

In defense of small and quirky

"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

blogging, writing

The year of blogging joyfully

β€œThey were linked by the usual shared enthusiasms to which lovers give exaggerated importance: a fondness for Vivaldi and the Beatles.” Christopher J. Koch, The Year of Living Dangerously I've learned two things in my first year of producing JOY Journal. One, I enjoy interacting with other creatives -- even if it is digitally. Two,… Continue reading The year of blogging joyfully