Isaiah’s Top Ten Rides at Busch Gardens: A Guest Post

Hello, friends! My family has been on vacation this past week, so yes, I am absolutely cheating on this blog post. Today we have a special guest, my soon-to-be 12-year-old son Isaiah. Since we spent the last week in Williamsburg, Virginia, I've asked him to write up his top ten favorite rides from Busch Gardens … Continue reading Isaiah’s Top Ten Rides at Busch Gardens: A Guest Post

Author Platforms, Pen Names, and Writing in Multiple Genres

As many of you might know about me, I not only love reading many different kinds of stories, I enjoy writing in more than one genre too. But this kind of variety (indecision?) can be a double-edged sword--while fun, it makes selling and marketing your books a lot more tricky. The tried and true plan … Continue reading Author Platforms, Pen Names, and Writing in Multiple Genres

You Can Break the Rules If You’re Victor Hugo

Hello, friends! Some of you might recall that I read The Brothers Karamazov last year with a book club (homeschool moms are way too ambitious, sometimes). This year we've decided to up the ante--apparently 800 pages wasn't long enough---so now we're reading Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, which checks in at a whopping 1460 pages for the … Continue reading You Can Break the Rules If You’re Victor Hugo