Carpe Diem

This week I had intended to write a post about the upcoming HS football game in our area. You see, my alma mater, Peach County High, will be playing against my kid’s school, Houston County High, in one of the local match ups. I intended it...

Goodbye St. Christopher

Almost every day for the past 20+ years, I’ve worn a simple gold pendant around my neck. I could probably count the number of times I’ve gone without it. It was a petite, oval (though not elongated) St Christopher that I bought from a...

The Olympics and Writing

The Rio Olympics started today. Actually the Opening Ceremony is this coming Friday but they began playing Women’s Soccer today. Team USA is going for their 4th gold medal. Things are kind of epic. And I need to be writing. I know I need to...

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Would Your Favorites Be Published Today?

I was talking to a gentleman a few weeks ago about my books. (I always talk to anyone who’ll listen about my books!) As inevitably happens during this type of conversation, he began to tell me about his friend who also writes. “But he...

The Most Dangerous Word

“I’ve always wanted to be a writer.” This is the most common phrase I hear when I tell people I’m a novelist. Chances are, if you write, you’ve heard it or some variation of it as well. I get it. It’s what I always used to say before I took the...

Happy Memorial Day!

Nothing says bring on the summer like Memorial Day weekend! It’s a great time to spend outdoors with family and friends. The kids are out of school. The days are long. The sun is shining brightly overhead. The smell of charcoal fills the...