Matthew 23:12 says, "Whoever exalts himself will be humbled..." and boy, did I learn a lesson in humility this past month. God chose to use my point of pride - my writing and my work - to teach me valuable lessons in humility. First, there was the fiasco of my October book release. If you… Continue reading Learning Humility the Hard Way
https://www.amazon.com/We-Have-Always-Lived-Castle-ebook/dp/B004SS1MH0/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= The Netflix movie follows the book faithfully for the most part. I loved the book. We Have Always Lived in the Castle is one of Shirley Jackson's masterpieces yet it has never achieved the fame of The Haunting of Hill House or The Lottery, her over-anthologized short story that most school children in America… Continue reading We Have Always Lived in the Castle – a Review of the New Netflix Movie
Good news to fans of my first novel, I Believe You - the second book in the Majek Family Mysteries series is now edited and nearly ready for publication! I See You takes place two years after the events in I Believe You. Turquoise Daniels, the family's quirky housekeeper and now property manager, purchases a… Continue reading New Majek Family Mystery Available SOON
Dedicated to Annette Hertzler The Choice to Love A poem by Jeanne Grunert Moments, drop by drop Slip through time Nothing brings her back Pinpricks of pain The sight of her bed, of bowl, of leash The silky feel of fur Remembering Stroking her head and praying her into heaven As she exhaled her last… Continue reading The Choice to Love: A Poem
Are you ready for my great novel experiment? Many, many years ago, I wrote a horror novel which I really liked. I never tried to get it published. I was focused at the time on fantasy and science fiction writing. My type of horror writing as you know from my collection of short stories, "An… Continue reading The Great Novel Experiment: Night Song
Family stories shape and mold our expectations of the world around us. Some families believe in positive myths - "We always win!" Other families believe negative stories - "Nothing every goes right for us." In my family, one simple saying guides us: When you need it, God provides. We have a knack in my family… Continue reading The $20 Prom Dress
Unless you've been living under a rock or a die-hard American patriot, you may have heard about a little event that took place this weekend in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Several thousand people lined the streets to cheer the happy couple and the world watched with pleasure the beautiful spectacle of a lovely,… Continue reading Royal Weddings, Royal Questions: Why the Fascination (and Fascinators?)
Utah teenager Keziah Daum wore a lovely Chinese cheongsam dress to her prom. Originally when I first read the story of how the online mob charged her with virtual flaming torches once she shared her pictures, I felt sympathy for her. However, Daum also posted photos showing her friends with hands clasped in what did… Continue reading When the Mob Strikes – Cultural Appropriation
I don't know whether to be furious or resigned. Little Alfie Evans, the British boy with degenerative brain disease, has died. I think I'll be angry for a while, then grieve. I'm angry because the courts trampled on the rights of the parents. I'm angry because it's an unfair world - unfair because the government… Continue reading Rest in peace, little Alfie
Interesting developments for writers at HubPages.
We are really excited to announce that we are joining Maven. Maven is an expert-driven group media network, whose innovative platform serves, by invitation-only, a coalition of professional, independent channel partners.
We just completed the most successful 4th quarter in our history with the highest ad CPMs we’ve ever seen. As we formed our ad strategy, Josh Jacobs from Maven consulted with us on which partners to use, how to think about unique demand, and how to help the passionate experts on HubPages present their inventory to premium programmatic buyers. The results have been outstanding.
From monetization synergies and shared technology to increased promotion of our sites, this is a great opportunity for us to continue what we do, but even better, and with more opportunity for Hubbers.
We greatly appreciate the dedication of the writers on HubPages and our niche sites and want to…
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