Why wouldn't I want to repeat what someone I don't even know said about my novel? Jo-Ellen Sharpe 5.0 out of 5 stars Not your usual Christian cozy Verified Purchase Having a voracious appetite for fiction, I have read many murder mysteries from hard boiled to paranormal to innocuously cozy when the evil that men do gets to be too much. As a … [Read more...]
When humans save an animal, any animal (like a kangaroo with a bucket jammed on its head [true story], or an anxious injured horse in a barn with its caretaker, or a deer caught in a trap), when we release them to the wild, why do they run for the hills? Why do they run away, without so much as a thanks? Yet, when a human is saved by another human, … [Read more...]
Once the port-of-call jewel for Magnus Wealthy, Cuba has been a country lost in time for the last half century, plus some.
Never been to Cuba? I recommend it. But do it before it returns to the playground of the filthy rich and the Hemingway admirers.
Yes, I’ve been there twice. But not as Magnus Wealthy. Think … [Read more...]
I'm just proud to call you friend. Keep up your good works. But always remember, pray not for wisdom, or talent, or power, or prestige, but pray for God to show you his wonder in the here and now, in this moment. In every moment. For that is His Kingdom. In the here and now. Why not make every moment count. Why live in the past? Why live in the … [Read more...]
If you'd like some insight into Hemingway's writing,
read his interview in the PARIS REVIEW from 1958.
Earnest Hemingway, The Art of Fiction No.21
Interviewed by George Plimpton
ISSUE 18, Spring 1958
"When a writer omits things he does not know, they … [Read more...]
I've been to many writing workshops -- held a few of my own -- and I invariably ask for a show of hands, "How many of you grew up on a farm?" More than half usually hold their hands high. And proudly.
Granted, it's a small sample size for any bona fide research project. But, it does seem to me that many writers did grow … [Read more...]
He gave us one. Why wouldn't He have one. It's time for a funny. So here... On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years." The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you … [Read more...]
All of my novels in the Solo series include a few theological discussions between the rector and some of the characters. Here's one from The Actress.
After breakfast, I told Father Paul how guilty I felt.
“Satan wants you to feel guilty,” he said. “Satan is the ultimate accuser. He cherishes our guilt. Do you know why? … [Read more...]
An Excerpt From The Rector.
As the teacher drove on, I began to wonder about all the evil in the world. “Father, I don’t understand something. Where does evil come from in the first place? How could God allow it? I thought He was completely sovereign.”
“He is. Let me explain it this way: God cannot … [Read more...]