Writing and Waiting

This time last year, I had finished my first manuscript. A friend encouraged me to submit the first five pages to the 2015 ACFW First Impressions Contest.  I followed her advice and entered my writing to be judged by three industry professionals.  I had worked hard to revise the piece to the best of my …

What’s Your Superpower?

As students in our school district geared up for Homecoming, our middle school organized Spirit Week. One day they dressed up in clothing from a specific decade. The next day they wore crazy hats. On the third day, their costumes were inspired by a favorite Disney character. They wore school colors on Friday to show …

Stories Inspired by Song

As I finished polishing the manuscript I planned to pitch during the ACFW Conference this summer, I was challenged by a critique buddy to choose a song or two that captured the theme of my book. The manuscript is titled Camp Galatians.  Seventh grader Beth Shapiro doesn’t trust others, especially not her classmate Erick Moulder. …

Back to School Scavenger Hunt

Background vector designed by Freepik Now that most schools are back in session and many homeschoolers are diving into their curriculum, I thought it would be fun to create a Back to School scavenger hunt for young readers. Head to a store or bump around the internet (with adult supervision, of course) to search for …