Friday, April 23, 2010

Look What I Did, Dad!

I have a website up and running--and I did it myself! It feels like I tied my own shoes for the first time, all over again.
I can feel the Lord smiling. He delights in our triumphs, from the little to the large.
My husband helped me get started, of course, and defined what was cryptic for me. My hero; years before he had a website going for me when my Good News Club books were still in print. By the miraculous grace of God, he found the pics he made of my book covers in the depths of his own files, somewhere. That's a lot of work saved! Computers are his world. For me, they're glorified typewriters.
Go to And because the word color changed and the URL is underlined, I'm betting you can click on it here.
I'm learning, you see....
Love to all.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

As Official As I Get

One of my favorite things about the screenwriters' world is the lack of formality. Jeans and a nice shirt. That's the dress code. We wear a suit and we label ourselves as amateurs. I've seen Emmy-award-winning writers at Hollywood pitch festivals in what I'd wear to mow the lawn. I love it! It's their not-so-subtle scorn for the jive side of Hollywood--the ritz and glitz that working filmmakers don't have time for.
Tim and I love to sing in our church's worhip team. The band's in jeans and so are we.
Okay, I still have to move in the publishing realm, so I've kept my dresses. But this publicity shot by Sue Shetler is as formal a photo as I'll put out there. My side yard is the back drop. Thanks again, Sue!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Taking the Next Step

All right. It's time I started blogging. I'm a writer, aren't I!

I'll begin on the right foot with thanksgiving: I'm grateful to my sis-in-law, Sue Shetler, for her excellent photos and my author friend, Jessica Renshaw, for spurring me on to this blogging thing.

More to be grateful for : my friend and husband, Tim, our 17-year-old daughter Kristy, and my mom, Dorothy, who lives with us. I'm kneeling in front of the pond behind our house in Minnesota with my cocker spaniel, Scotty. Gotta love the dawg!

Most to be grateful for: the love and rich blessings of my Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. I'm His follower, servant, and daughter. I write for Him.

I'm waiting in excitement and hope for word from my lit agent. Will the major publisher looking at Children of Angels go with it, or not?? I'm used to waiting on editors and producers. How do I stand it? Prayer and exercise, in that order!

I'd love to hear from anyone who wishes to reply. Thanks, all!