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. […]

A Final Farewell

              We lost a dear family member this week—our cat, Pepper. If you love pets, you’ll understand our pain. Pepper first joined our family when he tumbled out of my husband’s work coat on a cold, November evening ten years ago. At first I didn’t know what he was, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy 90th Birthday

One of my long time friends, as well as one of my biggest writing encouragers, turned ninety this week. I hoped to schedule a lunch in honor of her big day, but she was already booked. Family members were coming from Minnesota, Alaska, and Utah to help her celebrate. I would have to wait until […]

Welcoming 2018

  The New Year is upon us. Three hundred sixty-five days waiting to be lived, surprises to be discovered, hopes and dreams to be realized. I’ve enjoyed 2017. I’m reluctant to let it go. My debut novel, An Anchor On Her Heart, published, my second novel, Love Calls Her Home, will follow in March, and […]