Acquisitions. Lateness. People.

I have been working on the task of commenting on about 30 submissions for Crosshair Press, the independent small publishing press that three other women and I co-founded in 2014. This was our first submission period and we considered it a total success. I manage the acquisitions, and I was so excited to receive so many…

Highlights from Realm Makers 2016

I’m a bit overdue for a recap of my visit to this particular writers’ conference. It has been such a blessing to me each year I’ve gone, and this year was no different. I’ll just jump right in: Deep Things I learned at Realm Makers 2016: Silence is special. God hears us. Crying is healthy…

Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass

The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher My rating: 4 of 5 stars I listened to this on audiobook. It’s similar to what you’d get if you sprinkled gravity-defying pixie dust over “Master & Commander,” and added some absent-minded wizards, strong-willed teenagers, and arrogant felines (are there any other kind?). It was totally enjoyable, light enough…

Wait & Pray

Tragedy. Grief. Loss. What do you do when a loved one is plunged into these things, but you can do nothing but wait and pray with with them? Your soul cries with them, and you want to be strong for them. And yet… you realize what a fixer you are, but taking this pain from them is…