A few weeks ago I read, “Rocket Boys: a Memoir” by Homer H. Hickam. It made me laugh, and it made me cry. It also made me ask myself, what kind of determination does it take to learn something difficult in order to achieve a dream? If I were failing algebra, would I want to… Continue reading We’ve Come A Long Way
Summertime is the perfect time to try something new. Don’t you think? It has always been that way for me, whether intended or not. I rode a jetski for the first time during the summer of 1989. That was the same year I went out of state to a church camp for children who are… Continue reading Time for Something New
Sunshine. Blessed sunshine. I feel its warmth on my face through the kitchen window, and it reminds me of its brightness, which I have not seen for 20 years. The Amish Friendship bread I had for breakfast reminds me of my math teacher in high school. She used to make it and bring it in… Continue reading Some Memories and a Parable
My husband and I like to watch cooking competitions. One thing these judges like to hear are personal stories showcasing the dish that the competing chefs have prepared. This passed Saturday evening, we ate bowls of Cap’n Crunch for dinner. I had not eaten a bowl of that cereal in ages. The first bite reminded… Continue reading Bookish News and Cap’n Crunch
Dear Readers, Y'all know I'm a fan of Christian romance, right? I write Christian romance, after all. And, if it happens to be historical, I love it even more. So, I just finished reading "Waltz in the Wilderness" by debut author, Kathleen Denly. I gave it 5 stars and posted my review on… Continue reading My Review of “Waltz in the Wilderness” by Kathleen Denly
Someone has a birthday this month, and to celebrate, I have posted a portion of his story for you to read for free. It's on my "Free Reads" page, but here is the link to it, in case you'd like to share it. https://sjwellsauthor.com/free-reads/ The image above is of the cover for the… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Caleb!
Tomorrow it will be two weeks into the new year, and I’m still writing 2019. Do you all do that? I guess old habits are hard to break, even though writing 2020 is much easier. Have you all read any good books so far this year? I read “The Way of the Brave” by Susan… Continue reading January Update