Conquering Death

The last three days had been horrible. The man with whom they’d spent three years traveling Judah had been arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane. He’d been dragged off by soldiers and brought before the Sanhedrin. Accused of blasphemy, he was sent on to Pilate. The Roman ruler didn’t know what to make of Jesus. […]

Hosanna!

  He stood at the top of the Mount of Olives, near Beth phage, looking down upon the city of Jerusalem. People were pouring in from all parts of Judah to celebrate the Jewish Feast of Passover. He and his company of men had come to do the same. Nothing about the tranquil scene suggested […]

Meet Author Ronie Kendig

One of the best parts of being a writer is meeting other writers, people with whom I would have no other common ground than that we all like to play with words. One of those writers is Ronie Kendig, a self-described Army brat, who writes what I would call military thrillers. Kendig was the featured […]

Keep Authors Writing

At a recent meeting of my writing critique group, one of the authors mentioned how she uses reviews to choose what books she will read next. Her decision to read a work is influenced by what other readers have written. The numbers of stars and the enthusiasm of the reader all play a part in […]

To Help A Hurting Child

The numbers are staggering. In a recent article in the Register Guard, a Eugene, Oregon newspaper,  more than seven thousand children are reported to be in foster care in Oregon. The demands on state workers to find homes and provide services to these kids grows greater every day. Many consider these numbers a statewide crisis. […]

A Horse from History

No horse rescue ranch would be worth a story if not for a horse. When I chose to place the setting of my novel in Harney County in eastern Oregon, I was motivated by knowledge of a protected herd of horses, who ranged on Steens Mountain near Kiger Ridge. The herd is believed to be the […]

Finding Inspiration

Finding Inspiration How does an author find inspiration? This week as I finished the proofread copy of my second novel, Love Calls Her Home, I needed to stop and ponder that question. I thought back to the story’s beginnings several years ago. At that time I was particularly bothered by the ongoing war in Afghanistan […]