Glad you dropped by! It’s fun to connect with you online, whether you’re just down the block or on the other side of the world. I’ve lived with my husband in several countries, and we now make our home near Seattle.
I’m a member of the PNWA (Pacific Northwest Writers Association,) the NWCA (Northwest Christian Writers Association,) and the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers.) Literary agent Steven Hutson of Wordwise Media Services represents my work.
My blog plan is to post on Tuesdays, some of them anyway.
Heart of a Reader (1st Tuesday of the month)
I’m a baby boomer who loves movies and books, especially speculative works such as the film Stranger Than Fiction (2006) and books such as The Speed of Dark (Elizabeth Moon). I also like classics, psychological stories, biographies, other nonfiction, and anything that jumps off the shelf.
Heart of a Writer (2nd Tuesday)
My writing career began as a systems analyst, which meant creating software design documents and boring stuff you probably don’t want to hear about. One day I got an idea for a story — a “what if?” – and started writing short stories. After selling one, I completed the rough draft of a novel, revised it and got feedback with each revision, and signed with a literary agent in November, 2015. Thank God for the encouragement of writing mentors! I enjoy exchanging tips with them and promoting their work.
Hope from the Bible (3rd Tuesday)
Jesus is the person who gave me life when all I had to look forward to was dying. I was an agnostic for a while, but God convinced me the Bible is his message to the world—and to me. It’s what gives me hope for now and forever. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17) Although I worked as a missionary nurse in Africa, my comments on the Bible are from a layperson’s point of view.
Not Dieting is Healthy (4th Tuesday)
I spent my entire adult life dieting to lose weight — until 2009, when I read that scientists concluded that weight loss diets don’t work. So I threw out the diet books, the scale, and clothes that didn’t fit. According to the Intuitive / Natural Eating movement, I’ll eventually learn to recognize and listen to my body’s hunger signals. In the meantime, I’ll share what I’m learning along the way.
Humor is Individual (5th Tuesday)
I love to share things that make me laugh. Just ask my family and friends.
Thanks for reading. I look forward to chatting with you.
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