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…

Review: Rings of Anubis: A Folley & Mallory Adventure

Rings of Anubis: A Folley & Mallory Adventure by E. Catherine Tobler My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is one of those books I’ll admit I put off finishing because I didn’t really want it to end. The author created a lovely world, but didn’t bash me over the head with a feeling of…

Realm Makers 2015 – Learning to Be Brave

Have you ever wished for a place where you can crack a Star Wars joke and everyone at the table waits a moment, then bursts out laughing? It’s a fantastic¬†feeling, and one I got to experience this last weekend at Realm Makers. If you aren’t familiar with it, imagine a¬†writer’s conference of a different sort….