Monday, February 27, 2017

Today Is . . .

NATIONAL Strawberry Day!!!!

And actually, it's also National polar bear day as well!

I can understand this being polar bear day since the weather is still cold, but whoever named this national strawberry day didn't live in northern Minnesota! With snow and ice everywhere, I haven't seen any strawberry plants growing lately. 
I don't know who decides what day it is, but regardless of what people say, today is not just a national day. It's not just an International day. Today is a universal day that the Lord hath made! We should REJOICE and be GLAD in it!!!!!! So if you want to get a bowl of strawberries with cream and watch out for polar bears go ahead! Just remember to REJOICE!!!!! :) :)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Inch By Inch - Writing's A Cinch!

   I'm pleased to announce that Inch By Inch - Writing's A Cinch a unit study on writing fiction for beginning writers is now available!!!!

     ABOUT - The unit study consists of twelve 'Inches' (or chapters) with lessons and blanks to fill in and get your student to move forward in their writing. It can be done along with your students regular school, or as a side book for fun. Each unit could take up to a week to complete, but if you have a dedicated student who is passionate about moving forward in their writings, they could easily do one unit per day.

     WHO IS IT FOR? - If you're a beginning beginner and you write fiction, this is for you. It does not cover writing non-fiction.

     WHERE TO PURCHASE? - Inch By Inch - Writing's A Cinch is available for purchase at where you can also see a sample of the interior. The price on Lulu is $10.50. If you wish to purchase it through me directly, I do have copies for sale at $10.00 +shipping.

    A special thank you to Hosanna Krahn for her illustration work on the interior comics!

Now you may be wondering why I would write a book like this. I mean I've only written nine books and I have a LOT of room for improvement. Why would I write a unit study when I'm still a beginner myself? Well, ever since I started writing, I've had younger writers asking me questions. Questions that I've been forced to learn the answers to over the last few years. This work book was put together to answer those questions, and to teach younger writers the things that I've learned in the last seven years of writing. So this is for BEGINNING beginner writers. 

I'm currently working on putting together a four to five hour workshop for beginning writers based on this book. More to come on that soon.

Any questions or comments? Feel free to ask!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

My Super Power!

   I've been asked a few times what my super power is, and I normally respond with a blank look and a "Huh?".
   But the other day, I was helping Mom with some decorations, and I discovered my super-power! I CAN SEE INVISIBLE THINGS!

       I don't know if you can see it or not, since the package said it was invisible, but I can see it! It's invisible tape, but I can see it!!!! :) :) :) :)

Okay, so invisible tape isn't really invisible, but it did get me thinking. I can't see the invisible, but my God can see the invisible. He can see the invisible things, and He can see the things that we think are invisible to others. Those things that we do when we're alone. The things we do in the silence of our own minds. God sees it. God knows all about it, and God cares. So do what's right because God can see the invisible. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Mission of a Lifetime Excerpt

I've been in contact with my publisher and it's looking like Mission of a Lifetime may not be out until later May, but I'm still excited at the progress that's been going on with it and I wanted to share a small excerpt from it with you.

. . . “So there’s nothing we can do?” Alano arched an eyebrow.
“If I were Jerry I would just create a vaccine.”
“But you’re not Jerry, you’re Willie.” Alano put a hand on his friend’s shoulder. “Don’t you think it’s time you let Jerry go?”
Willie shrugged Alano’s hand off. “Where’s the chief?”
Alano nodded towards the other end of the village. “That way.”
Willie hurried down the main path to a hut at the far end. He couldn’t help but notice that the village seemed deserted. He hoped it wasn’t because everyone had fled the village.
The Wogami chief stood outside the hut with his arms crossed in a sign of authority. He was an older man with a snake drawn across his face.
Willie approached him cautiously. He knew the Wogamis had been in contact with missionaries at one point, but he had no idea how they would feel towards them now.
Having the chief support them was crucial, so bowing, he tried to show his respect.
“You’ve come, white Missionary,” the chief said in Spanish.
Willie let out a sigh of relief. At least the chief spoke Spanish.
“I’ve come,” Willie responded in Spanish. He felt silly repeating what the chief had already said, but he knew that it was showing politeness.
“My people are dying,” he said. “White Missionary make them better?”
Willie nodded. “I’ll try, but I don’t know how much I can do.”
The chief nodded. “You will help. If you don’t make my son better, I will kill you.”
“We need to make sure people don’t leave the village,” Willie said. “It could spread the disease and cause others to get sick.”

The chief’s expression didn’t change. “If my people get sick and die, others must die too.” . . .

 Have a great week serving God!!!