The Shop is UP!

Hello friends!

Once again it’s been a while since I’ve blogged, but I have some exciting news-my art skill practice has paid off. I’ve been accepted into the Grove City Wine and Arts Festival juried show! It will be June 14 & 15 in Grove City, Ohio. I am totally excited, but there is so much to do!

Another bit of exciting news is that my shop is finally set up here on the website. You can now purchase book sets, autographed books, and fine art in the form of digital prints of my digital paintings and/or original watercolor paintings.

The rebranding has gone well. You may have noticed the new logo:

The short stories and poems I’ve written over the past few years are still available for free here, so please take a look around and enjoy a mental rest.

In gratitude,



Happy New Year, friends!

It’s been a little while since I sent a blog post and wanted to touch base. I’m currently taking a break from writing, and have been working on my art skills. I’ve been playing with watercolor markers and working through a watercolor instructional guide.

This writing break comes as God has given me the word “Rest” for 2019. I know He means that I need to rest my mind (normally a tornado), and I’m trying to stay on the path He guides me on. Nothing has been better than those affirming moments when He has answered a prayer or given me more than I thought I was ready for-such as a painting commission! Yes, I’ve received my first commission, and am working diligently on it. (I hope she loves it when I’m finished!)

I also joined a Christian Artist Mentoring Program with Matt Tommey. He’s awesome! Every week he posts a question and answer video which I tune in for because he is just so positive and encouraging. He keeps God the center of it all. I was able to meet a few other members on a video call too, which is exciting. I love meeting new people!

Y’all know I love yarn, so I’ve been doing some knitting and crocheting as well as reading in my “spare” time. (Cough) Yes, I am being intentional about taking time to relax. The past three years and publishing seven books has been quite a race, and it was time to step back and breathe a little.

I hope you are taking time to rest and relax too. And thanks for hanging with me, friends. I appreciate you more than you know!


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




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:


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!



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:

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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Upcoming Event!

Hello! Saturday, September 29th, I’ll be sponsoring a conical-making craft project at Bill Yeck park in Centerville from 1-3pm. I won’t have books, this is just for fun at the Gnome & Fairy Festival. Here are my first attempts: IMG_5829

I’ve also designed some stickers for the hats. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, the designs have been posted on both platforms. I hope you can join me (if we don’t get rained out again)!

Also, here are upcoming events where I will have the exciting finale (book 4) in “The Tales of Christian Tompta” series, “Gnomeling Treks the Midnight Forest”:

October 27, 1018: Author Faire at the Scarlett Raven (formerly Storybrooke Cafe) in the Randolf Plaza, 8381 N. Main St., Dayton OH, 45415, 11AM – 3PM, Author Signing

November 4, 2018: Holiday Gift Show at The Dayton’s Woman’s Club, 225 N. Ludlow St., Dayton, OH 45402, 10AM – 4PM, Author Signing & Christmas Items for Sale

November 16, 2018: Christmas in Springboro-Meet the Authors at the Springboro Historical Museum, 110 S Main St, Springboro, OH 45066, 6PM – 7:30PM, Author Signing