My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." ~Martyred missionary Jim Elliot
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. I think perfect happiness has everything to do with learning to be content with what I have. With comparing myself to those who have less and feeling blessed, rather than looking across the fence and bemoaning what I don't have.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, loyalty and selflessness.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Wasting time and speaking without thinking how it might make others feel.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. My children. Not that I can take any credit for the amazing people they have become, but I think anyone who meets them can't help but say we did a few things right.
January 24, 2011While I love to read historical novels, I've only written one, a novella. (Had it been a full-length historical, I'd still be asking for extensions on my deadline!) The only thing that experience accomplished was to convince me I'd best stick to writing contemporary. Why? Oh, let me count the ways...
My first sentence of my first draft of "Circle of Blessings"––set in 1864 in the Dakota Territory––read something like this:
Heather Bradford grabbed her handbag from the credenza in the parlor and stepped out onto the back deck, panning the horizon.
My fingers paused on the keyboard. Was a purse actually... see more
July 26, 2010Book: Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
Movie: Children of a Lesser God
TV series: Without a Trace
Coffee drink: White Chocolate Mocha
Candy: Coffee Nips or Gobstoppers
Snack: Kettle corn
Game: Mexican Train Dominoes