January 7, 2020

A Time to Die

Author: Nadine Brandes

Publisher: Enclave Publishing

When your daughter says it’s her favorite book by her favorite author, you must read it.

Right?

Well, I was not disappointed.

What if you knew the exact moment you would die?

Parvin Blackwater lives in such...

December 3, 2019

The Story Peddler

Author: Lindsay A. Franklin

Publisher: Enclave Publishing

Art has the power to change the world.

In a realm where the storied history of the kingdom of Tir is under the control of a tyrant, being a seller of stories can be dangerous if you are not careful...

February 28, 2018

Warning, I’ve got a burr in my saddle today.

I am increasingly concerned about how much we allow others to do our thinking for us. It drives me crazy. Too often, I have entered conversation with another about a worldview or opinion and walk away discouraged. When I talk...

February 7, 2018

I opened my eyes and sadness washed over me.

I couldn’t believe it. Here we were, on a family vacation, and I lay in bed the following morning sad. Our daughter had turned 13 a couple days earlier, and her dream birthday was to travel to Orlando to spend a couple days a...

January 24, 2018

“I’ll get to it later. I just don’t have time for that. No one’s is paying any attention anyway.”

Excuses.

All the above (and more) are things I have said in the last year. I had a dream of becoming a full-time writer, but you wouldn’t know it by my actions. Yes, I have...

November 9, 2016

I can’t tell you how many times as a youth pastor, I led games among a group of teenagers. Some were goofy. Others were just plain dumb. Then, there were the favorites. Among these, Ultimate Frisbee was always a winner. Any size group could play, and all you had to do...

October 24, 2016

Confession time: I love Star Wars. I guess that’s not much of a confession these days as geek-dom has become cool somehow (where was that when I was in elementary school?), but I am a Star Wars nut. While I am a bit of a purest and still hold the original trilogy as th...

October 3, 2016

One of my favorite things about writing The Chase was choosing the characters’ names. Nearly all of the names in the book communicate something about that character. I hope to write on each over time, but my clear favorite is Perryn.

From what I was able to find, her na...

September 14, 2016

I stared out at the crowd in front of me, and I wondered if they would see my hands shaking. Public speaking doesn’t bother me…not in the least. The bigger the crowd, the better. But not today. Today, I wanted to hide behind the podium. Today, I had to face the congreg...

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