Happy Thanksgiving!

I regretfully had to cancel my events last weekend-a first time for me. I developed this cold that took me down. My apologies to those who stepped out to see me and didn’t see my notice in advance. I would have enjoyed your visits!

In other news, I wanted to share what I’ve been working on. I have joined a mentoring program with the awesome Matt Tommey (Hey, Matt!) to become a “thriving Christian artist.” One strange thing that has been happening is that Holy Spirit has been drawing me away from writing while encouraging me to increase my art skills. Since I always try to listen and obey God, I’ve been drawing regularly and painting with watercolor. I’m working my way through the book “Everyday Watercolor” by Jenna Rainey, with a 30-day plan and lessons that are easy to follow. My plan for the rest of the year is to continue painting, drawing, and working the mentoring program in between gatherings with family and friends.

We shall see where I land in January. My daughter will be home from college until the middle of the month, so that is about when I will be re-evaluating. For now, I may not be posting every week, and if I do, it may be a current artwork.

I’m grateful for the work God is doing in me, as well as my many blessings. Here’s hoping you find much to be grateful for, and have a very fulfilling and

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Sick and Sorry

I’m so sorry to announce that I need to cancel my appearances at the two events I had scheduled for this weekend: tonight at the Springboro Museum and tomorrow at the Trebein Elementary Bazaar, due to illness. Hopefully if you were going to visit me, you can get in touch and we can meet up another way later. I don’t have any other appearances scheduled to date. Happy holidays and I hope you stay healthy!

Holiday Season 2018

Hello friends! Halloween is over and Christmas music has begun playing already-before Thanksgiving. Though I love the holiday season, I will make sure to be giving thanks for so many blessings in my life. Yesterday I was baptized, and I want to thank everyone who came to share the moment with me. I realized today that it took place on my Grandpa Joe’s birthday-he was a true man of God, sharing peace and love with people wherever he went. So back to the holiday events…

I’ll be here on Friday evening (November 16) at 6pm:

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And here Saturday, November 17:

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These are the only two events I’ll be at this holiday season, so if we haven’t chatted for awhile, come by and say hello. All four books are out in “The Tales of Christian Tompta” series, and I carry my testimony with me as well.

Happy Holidays, Friends!

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A Lazy Day

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And now as this northern wind blows cold

I desire to read poets and writers of old-

those scribes we can no longer blithely hire

as I sit sipping tea under a blanket by the fire.

Oh give me a pithy Shakespearean play

to digest as I dreamily drain the day away

or a hearty Dickens feast to eat

or an Austen romance, both naive and sweet…

for as the autumn and winter set in again

I feel the need to be with long buried friends.

At last, the finale!

Hi folks!

The 4th book in “The Tales of Christian Tompta” series is out! Christian finally treks the last leg of his journey, with Papa. It’s easier as a young gnome to let Papa keep making all the decisions, but what can a gnomeling do when circumstances dictate he must take control? Join Christian on more exciting adventures and see if he finally gets his just reward! Available now on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y7xpwgsf

Also, check under “News & Schedule” if you’d like to come see me to get your books signed. I have several events planned in November. Hope to see you!

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