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Birthing a Book Proposal

Birthing a Book Proposal

I mailed my interfaith marriage book proposal to a publisher last Tuesday. After nearly one year of gestation, the proposal for Saffron Cross: How a Southern Baptist Minister Fell in Love with a Hindu was finally ready for the eyes of an eager acquisitions editor. And 

Thanks, Steve: An Apple II GS Story

Thanks, Steve: An Apple II GS Story

I am a writer because of Steve Jobs. That sounds a bit extreme–hear me out–my statement comes from the purest of logic. I attended Glenwood Elementary School in Chapel Hill, NC, in the late 1980s. At that time, Glenwood was a participant in Apple’s Classrooms 

Writer’s Blog Post Block

I have nearly one dozen draft blog posts in my writing queue. They range from the trivial to serious–everything from music to interfaith resources, to trichotillomania (I’ll explain that one later).  Note that by virtue of including the term trichotillomania in this post, I am 

Writers and Kitties: The Ultimate Pair

Writers and Kitties: The Ultimate Pair

  Fred sent me to the Writers and Kitties blog last month. As a writer, I must admit that these two species (writers and kitties) really do go together. They’re (we’re) both odd, eccentric, aloof, cantankerous,  and–I’m sure you can name your own parallels. Enjoy!

Go Green, Save Green

Since becoming a full-time freelance writer, Fred and I have strived to find more ways to live simply. Here are few idea–and please share yours, too: Plant a container garden. The veggies (tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, and cucumbers) and herbs have quickly become our babies. Each morning we rush 

Writing as a Spiritual Practice Workshop

As promised, here is the resource list from Saturday’s “Writing as a Spiritual Practice” workshop, which I co-led with the great Rev. Christopher T. Copeland of Illuminating Paths. Chris and I received excellent feedback on the workshop; participants offered that they were energized by having sacred,