• The Blue Castle

    Book Review: The Blue Castle By L.M. Montgomery, A Classic Filled With Timeless Relevancy

    What kind of story does a book titled The Blue Castle make you think of? It may evoke images such as… girl meets a prince. They get married. He whisks her away to his kingdom to live happily ever after. But the story of The Blue Castle isn’t a fairy tale. What would you say is an emotional issue people struggle with today?   So many people are plagued with self-doubt. We say the mantra’s we are told to recite like, “I am beautiful” or  “I am enough”. But saying it doesn’t mean we buy into it. Our real subconscious thoughts often sound more like, “Does anyone see me?”, “Am I…

  • Developing An Idea For A Children’s Book Can Be Harder Than You Think

    Children’s book ideas don’t always come easy I can’t speak for other authors about how they approach writing a children’s book, but this is my personal experience. I have come up with children’s books based on ideas that just popped into my head (and I assure you this happens on the reg). Another approach I use is biographical, like Serenading Jesus. This book was based on my mother’s example in my life. I love this story to distraction because I am who I am because of this amazing woman’s influence in my life.  This book was also my attempt to publish using a vanity press and their art department.  That…

  • Five Oldies But Goodies Suspense Novels Worth Re-reading

    Step. Step. Step. Each time his shoe hit the ground  his pace increased until he was all out running. A worn out black and red duffel bag hung from his shoulder. One of his hands held firmly to the canvas strap so as not to lose the bag and it’s precious contents. Sweat streamed down his forehead as he glanced from side to side at the miles of hot white sand. The ocean stretched out in front of him as he continued forward.  Suddenly he stopped and looked around. He leaned over as he caught his breath. No one had followed him. He was certain. As he turned to look…

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