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2014 ACFW Conference coming up soon...

The ACFW Annual Writer’s Conference is in the beautiful city of St. Louis this year and our family is looking forward to being there!

Only a few weeks ago, I was certain we could never afford to go and I was heartbroken when my daughter sadly smiled and said, “it’s ok, mom. 183 more words


Book Review: TMI by Patty Blount

Best friends don’t lie.
Best friends don’t ditch you for a guy.
Best friends don’t post your deepest, darkest secrets online.

TMI was given to me, to borrow, by a friend who literally shoved it into my hands and said “I finished it in two days.

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Remembering Ray Bradbury

Today would have been Ray Bradbury’s 94th birthday. In honor of that, I’m reposting what I wrote on his death 2 years ago.

I’m a reader. 420 more words


Sometimes, humans have to hurt...

Sometimes human beings have to just sit in one place and, like, hurt.

- David Foster Wallace
Infinite Jest


Final Thoughts on Robinson Crusoe (by Bethany)


When I was about thirty pages away from the ending, my boss saw me reading Robinson Crusoe and asked if I thought her eleven year-old son would like it. 3,182 more words

Fiction - General

Hey, Negative Reviewers: Get Your Facts Straight!

So, yeah I got my first negative review on Coming Home, and I know there will be more to come–you can’t please everyone all the time, you know. 489 more words



Some search for ghosts in
attics and between
but writers know
to raise the dead
you only have to
paint their words
your tone