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Balancing Written Words to Taste for Flavorful Influence

I am delighted to be guest posting monthly at A Thyme for Writers where author and fitness aficionado, Karen Van Den Huevel, shares a host of tips to add spice to your life. Each month Karen features a variety of guest contributors who share her love of healthy living inside and out–and the joys of writing […]

A3 Guest Post: Beatrix Potter’s Trials Paving Trails

 
I’m guest posting this article about Beatrix Potter this month at Almost An Author, the award winning blog for Christian writers from Serious Writer. CLICK to find links to all my posts in the Lessons from the Ladies: Women Writers in Life and Letters Series, written exclusively for Almost An Author!  
 

There is something delicious about […]

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    Preparing Your Writer’s Garden: 6 Steps to a Fruitful Manuscript Harvest

Preparing Your Writer’s Garden: 6 Steps to a Fruitful Manuscript Harvest

I am delighted to be guest posting monthly at A Thyme for Writers where author and fitness aficionado, Karen Van Den Huevel, shares a host of tips to add spice to your life. Each month Karen features a variety of guest contributors who share her love of healthy living inside and out–and the joys of writing […]

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    A3 Guest Post: Keen Eyes, Core Values, and Jane Austen’s Pen

A3 Guest Post: Keen Eyes, Core Values, and Jane Austen’s Pen

Jane Austen, not yet twenty years of age in the late 18th century, penned the novel, Northanger Abbey. The story explored how easily a young mind can be filled with nonsense and ignoble values through the reading of sensationalistic novels. Void of true substance and moral life values, books and stories like this have […]

Guest Post–Chocolate: Are You a Cacao or Cocoa Writer?

I am delighted to be guest posting monthly at A Thyme for Writers where author and fitness aficionado, Karen Van Den Huevel, shares a host of tips to add spice to your life. Each month Karen features a variety of guest contributors who share her love of healthy living inside and out–and the joys of writing […]

A3 Guest Post: Fanny Burney and the Power of Place

Every writer needs a PLACE to write. A position established in a calling accepted. An environment formed to cultivate thought. An atmosphere prepared to incubate inspiration and produce a harvest of words well crafted.

Little Fanny Burney, daughter of famous church organist and music teacher, Dr. Charles Burney, made a fortuitous escape from the debilitating […]

Vote Indie Book Awards: Support Indie Authors Today!

Voting is open to support independent authors and publishers vying for the prized Christian Indie Book Award for 2018! 

Nominated this year, my latest book, The Gatekeeper’s Key, is entered in the Devotionals genre. Inspiring chapters challenge you, through God’s Word and story metaphors from classic literature, to cross the thresholds of opportunity in your […]

Guest Post: Lemon Oil–Clearing Out for a Clean Start

I am delighted to be guest posting monthly at A Thyme for Writers where author and fitness aficionado, Karen Van Den Huevel, shares a host of tips to add spice to your life. Each month Karen features a variety of guest contributors who share her love of healthy living inside and out–and the joys of writing […]

A3 Guest Post: The Truth about Bluestockings

When Benjamin Stillingfleet rejected the norms of 18th century polite society, for the graver pursuits of learning and literature—and the company of like minds for enlightened conversation—his fortunes dramatically altered. No more would he be invited to grand affairs requiring the fashionable formality of black stockings. His daily-wear blue stockings must suffice.

No matter. He […]

Altered Teacups Illustrate a Love of Literature

To end our first semester studying the classics of Western civilization’s literary legacy, we designed and created altered teacups to illustrate our love of literature.

Haley and I made time in November to plan and begin work on our projects, putting the finishing touches on them after our delicious Christmas teatime–an annual tradition. Read all […]

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