I wasn’t always an author, or even an editor, but I was always some kind of academic. With parents who were teachers, my mother a music teacher and my father a psychology professor, that’s not really surprising. But my interest initially was in science, so the only writing I did and was trained to do … More Becoming an Author
We have all written essays, too many essays, in high school, in college, job applications, and they were mostly terrible. At least I have great confidence that mine were. I did go to university, but not the one that required the essay. I did pass my English classes, but I did not get good grades … More On Writing Essays
I was approached to work with Ginger Nicholls on a book about her experiences as a Unification missionary in Nepal a few months ago. At first I was hesitant, not knowing what to expect and being rather ignorant about Nepal. But now I have confidence that Ginger and her husband John, who surely deserves a … More Reflections on publishing the book, “The Kalki Avatar – Tears for Nepal”
The thought “Cain was in pain!” came to me out of the blue the other day, so I took time to reflect on it. We know the story of Cain and Abel in Genesis; Cain killed Abel, the first murder and between brothers no less. Not a pretty story! So, if Cain was in pain … More Cain was in Pain!
Published finally! The Catalpa Tree Fairy and Other Stories If you have enjoyed reading any of the excerpts from my short stories – The Catalpa Tree Fairy or The Beautiful Golden Songbird – you can now get them and others in print! Or as an ebook of course! “The Catalpa Tree Fairy and Other Stories” is a collection … More Published – The Catalpa Tree Fairy and Other Stories
This is definitely a worthwhile read. It’s short, easy to read and at the same time thought-provoking. For a first novel that’s pretty good! “The Jewel” is the story of a teenage pregnancy and its repercussions on both families as well as the teenagers themselves. Adam is only 16 when his girlfriend Lucy discovers she … More “The Jewel” by Penny Ward
Still feeling rather uneasy, Naida followed Merida to her Catalpa tree. When they arrive Merida flew all around the tree while Naida waited on her favorite branch. Although she felt at home here on her tree, she was unable to relax, worrying about what Merida might discover. Her fears were unfounded, though. “Naida, come here,” … More The Catalpa Tree Fairy – Part 14