I'm the guest author this month over at BACCA Literary, a writer's group in Charlottesville. I share a story of poor judgment, bad taste, and creative sandwich making. Like Salami and Peanut Butter: AI and Editing Don't Mix. Enjoy!
Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for so many things in my life right now. Yes, I have had my share of trouble. This fall was especially tough. But the Bible tells us to give thanks in everything and so I do. Besides, no matter what my troubles, if I have a roof over my head,… Continue reading Thankfulness – Happy Thanksgiving
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