The Shack… by, Wm. Paul Young

Synopsis: Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back … Continue reading The Shack… by, Wm. Paul Young

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The Fine Print on a McDonald’s Menu Board

We all know that contracts of any type come with fine print. The small words with big meaning that are not intended to be read. Well, McDonald’s menu boards have it, too. I’ve been told this several times in the past, but did not believe it. Today, I stand before you to declare it is … Continue reading The Fine Print on a McDonald’s Menu Board

The ABCs of Writing

There is a certain level of honesty in even the most outrageous of facts. Here are a few to ponder... A. Asshole. Never use this word. It has been so overused it has had one of the S's squeezed out of it. Asshat and asswipe are worthy alternatives but sound rather tween-ish and are best suited … Continue reading The ABCs of Writing

Excuse? Reason? Distraction?

Excuses, Reasons, and Distractions – And The Difference Between Them. I never pretend to be an expert on any topic related to writing nor is it my intention to be an expert. But for the knowledge I lack, I have lessons learned to even the playing field. Today’s post is about the reason(s) writers don’t … Continue reading Excuse? Reason? Distraction?

Worthy Brown’s Daughter

I know I've mentioned this before, and at the risk of boring you I'll repeat - I am not a fan of flying. But I am also an optimist at heart and have found the silver lining to the dreaded act. Reading. Uninterrupted one on one time with a book. Today, I finished one of … Continue reading Worthy Brown’s Daughter

Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas

I am, and have long been, an ardent fan of James Patterson’s work (mostly his mysteries). Even when he took on co-authors, I still liked most of his titles. My latest Patterson read was Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas. Written in 2001, it is one of his older titles and not written with anyone else. Synopsis: … Continue reading Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas

“The Last Day We Were Young”

The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one. ~Seneca If this post comes off as rambling I apologize in advance. I can only hope that the chaos in my head will make sense once written. I began this post many times, each time deleting it in … Continue reading “The Last Day We Were Young”