Are you one of the many who avoid church on Mother's Day? Many people find the day set aside to celebrate all things 'Mom' to be emotionally painful. Maybe you've lost your mom or your relationship is complex, or you didn't have a mom, not one in the real sense. There's a lot of hurting … Continue reading It’s Okay Not To Be Okay On Mother’s Day
Welcome to Mountain Brook Ink's 2018 Holiday Blog Tour! We're so excited you've decided to join us on this journey of family, friends, traditions, and memories over the next month. You as our reader have done so much to pour into our lives, and this season we want to give back to you with insights … Continue reading 2018 Holiday Blog Tour Stop #8 Christmas in New England
It’s been an interesting year. Last May I left a high-tech job because the particular area I was an expert in, a niche of video conferencing, was going the way of the cassette tape. I had become a dinosaur. In taking some months off to write, attempt a freelance career, I gave myself the chance … Continue reading In Print This New Dog Learns Old Tricks
Backstories, we've all got them. When writing a novel I give a backstory to all my characters, even the secondary ones, even if the information never makes it to the page. I want them to feel like real people, and real people interact with others, based in part, on their past experiences. If those experiences … Continue reading The Pain of Having a Real Life Backstory
Humans are social critters. Plenty of us enjoy our alone time (raises hand), but none of us enjoys being lonely. There’s a vast difference in those two realities. It’s entirely possible to be lonely in a crowd of other people. Disconnected humans are often those that act out in self-destructive and violent ways. We long … Continue reading Who Are You? Labels Aren’t for People
I realize in writing this that it will be a drop in the crashing wave of other first of the year blogs and may not make it's point as well for the deluge, but I'm doing it anyway. I rarely make New Year's resolutions, but I do establish goals and I think over the ones … Continue reading Forgiving 2017
Out Now: At the Crossroad, Sweet River Redemption Book 2. Thanks for stopping by. I'm the author of the Sweet River Redemption series and other works of fiction. I also blog here (scroll down for recent posts) and elsewhere. If you're looking for information on SC MacDonald, the copy & editing services partnership, you can … Continue reading Welcome!