Don’t judge a book by its genre

Don’t judge a book by its genre

As a young girl, I remember sitting behind a table at the homeschool discount book fair in Derby, KS, hawking the textbooks from our previous year of schooling. There was nothing else to do, really, other than sit there and look pitiful so that people would stop to peruse our selection. This mom stopped at our table with

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How sharing my story changed my life

How sharing my story changed my life

I had just started to write this post last night when I heard the unmistakable rumbling of the UPS truck lumbering into the driveway of Safe Haven Farm. Tractors have a lower, slower sound. It’s too early for wheat trucks. Besides, I had been stalking the UPS truck online since it left the printing facility in

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Don’t forget what you learned in the light

Don’t forget what you learned in the light

Nearly one month ago, I left my awesome, well-paying, full-time copywriting career to be a full-time author and freelance writer. It’s a dream I’ve had since I was very young, and I’d been waiting for God’s permission to go for it. I got permission just before Christmas break last year. It wasn’t an easy decision

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My Writing Journey: Permission to read

My Writing Journey: Permission to read

So I was going to write this piece about why children should read books. I was going to rant and rave about Poe and Snicket and all the authors I loved as a kid and I was going to break out ALL the statistics about the mediating relationship between the amount of time children spend

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My Writing Journey: Always Moving Forward

My Writing Journey: Always Moving Forward

My plan for my life has always been to be a writer. When I was 5, I copied every word from my bedtime story books onto bright neon paper. Technically, yes, it was plagiarism. But for me, it was my first great attempt at my own grand novel. I was pretty thrilled with my books,

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My Writing Journey: Geek Meets My Little Ponies

My Writing Journey: Geek Meets My Little Ponies

I don’t remember learning how to read. Reading has always been a part of my life, and it didn’t take long for my love of reading to translate into a love of writing. I remember being just a kid, probably in kindergarten or first grade, and curling up at the fireplace in our old house

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