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…

Drinking Cold Coffee

My mom always told me I’d know I was a mother when I was willing to eat cold eggs. I only recently truly grew to appreciate the smile that accompanied her words. The day I found myself nursing a regular-sized cup of coffee for a full five hours, I knew I’d reached my “mom” moment.¬†Something…

A Happy New-ish Year!

We’ve gotten to the part of January where it can be a little awkward to extend the Happy New Year greeting, where we are teetering at the edge of finishing that first diet week, and when the swear jar is much fuller than we intended it to be when that resolution was made in December. But…