This really isn’t a subject that I’m personally familiar with! The only time I’ve been called beautiful is the day I walked up the aisle – bless my dear husband-to-be! I’ve often been thankful that I wasn’t beautiful. There are many pitfalls for the raving beauties. We are a visual society, and if you don’t … More Woe to Beautiful Women
How do you write a story? Where do the thoughts come from? I’m not sure how other writers answer that question, but for me, I believe with all my heart that the idea for Twelve Smooth Stones came from my heavenly Father, hence the dedication: I dedicate this book to my gracious Heavenly Father, who … More Twelve Smooth Stones – The Way of Truth
Last night was my first speaking engagement for Twelve Smooth Stones at our local library. Several commented that after hearing what I said, it made them want to read my book! So… I thought I’d try to tantalize some of you as well! I’d like to give you three different perspectives about the book; but … More Twelve Smooth Stones – a modern-day Esther story
“You Jew,” the one teen said. “Don’t say that. You know what Mrs. B said.” The conversation had me curious. What did Mrs. B say to her students? I happened to be substitute teaching at our local public high school one day when I overheard this conversation. So I asked: what did Mrs. B say? … More You Jew!
When I began this journey, everyone said it would take about two years to publish a book and they were right! Now the day is here and all I feel is numb! Here’s the info: You can visit http://www.kirkdalepress.com and find the book and an author bio there, or go directly to http://vyrso.com/product/30540/twelve-smooth-stones. This is … More Twelve Smooth Stones to be Published March 20!
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Proverb 13:12 When I got the email that the publication of Twelve Smooth Stones was pushed back to March, I experienced this verse first hand. It seemed like I had waited forever for the August date and March was … More Hope Deferred
“Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12 You may have noticed that the countdown calendar is not on my blog page any more. That’s because I just heard from my publisher that the date of publication has been moved back to March 2013. … More Dealing with Disappointment (Part Two)
A girl writes a diary, and her life is forever a memorial for the world to view. That’s obviously not true for every girl, but when the girl’s name happens to be Anne Frank, then that diary becomes a symbol of all the horrors we now call the Holocaust. Today, … More Anne Frank
In any historical fiction, there are real and fictitious characters. Esther Ruth Raul is fictitious; however, Kurt Gerstein really existed. Born in 1905 into an old Prussian family, Mr. Gerstein was very active in the Christian anti-Nazi Resistance as well as the Federation of German Bible Circles … More Twelve Smooths Stones: Kurt Gerstein
Gabriel Bachman, two years Esther’s senior, is at the top of his class in every way: academics, athletics and heart. Every girl longs to be HIS girl, but it is Esther who catches his eye. I have to wonder if Queen Esther had any admirers among her people before she was taken by the King’s … More Twelve Smooth Stones – Gabriel Bachman, high school sweetheart