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In Others’ Words: Milestones and Moments

In Others’ Words: Milestones and Moments

Life is both moments and milestones. Yesterday, my daughter CJ just accomplished a major milestone in a teenager’s life: She got her driver’s license. An hour later, she drove off in my car, heading to a volleyball workout. Did we celebrate that milestone? Oh, yes, yes, we did! Photos were taken and posted on Facebook and Instagram and there was a lot of spontaneous HaPpY dAnCiNg going... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Don’t Overlook Enthusiasm

In Others’ Words: Don’t Overlook Enthusiasm

  My husband and I have become the de facto sports photographers for our youngest daughter’s volleyball teams.  CJ plays volleyball year-round, which means I have thousands of volleyball photos of her and all of her teammates. On average, if her club plays three matches and a cross-over match during a tournament, I come home with a minimum of two thousand photos. I then cull the good ph... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Dream Come True

In Others’ Words: Dream Come True

So yesterday … yesterday was about a dream coming true. I sat in my office with my daughter, CJ, and watched the 2016 Christy Awards, which were presented online this year, and my novel, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, won for the Contemporary Series category. I’m still grinning about that moment … and still not believing it. And what’s even more fun is right before that, m... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Memorial Day 2015

In Others’ Words: Memorial Day 2015

Taking time today to remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives in service for our country. I’m praying for all the families who are remembering their loved ones. I have friends who’ve lost spouses … who’ve lost parents … who’ve lost children … For them, today is not a day to celebrate the beginning of summer with a barbecue. Rather, it is a day... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Progress

“The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth — which means leaving things inside us.” G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936), English writer I came across this stop-me-in-my-tracks quote as I read author Ann Voskamp’s A Holy Experience blog. I was reminded of it today as my husband measured the pencil marks lining the wall near our... Read More »

Celebrate! Book Cover for Wish You Were Here … is here!

  What a way to start the week! I’m thrilled to show you the cover to Wish You Were Here, my debut novel with Howard Books (May 2012.) And, yes, to answer your question, I love my cover. Love my cover. Bruce Gore, the art director at Howard Books, and his staff were so supportive throughout the whole creative process of designing the book cover. And the final design? So, so beautiful. T... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Ninety-three

“May you live all the days of your life.” ~Jonathan Swift, Anglo-Irish satirist My mother-in-law celebrates her 93rd birthday today. That’s her in the photo, getting ready to blow out the candles of her cake. And yes, she got ’em all blown out in one try! As she reminisced last night, she recounted how she was born several days before the end of World War I — and has ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Celebrate

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” ~Thomas J. Peters, American writer Yesterday was a day of celebration for me as I held the Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of my debut novel, Wish You Were Here. I did my version of the writer’s “happy dance” around my house (several times) and shared hugs and laughter with my family. And, yes, I posted about the surreal moment on ... Read More »