Mary, Did You Know?

During this time of Advent, I can’t help but think of Mary. As a mother, I relate more to her now than when I read the Christmas story as a child. Perhaps that’s why Mary, Did You Know? is one of my … Continue reading

Something Better

My mother became a widow when she was 84 years old. During the first year her grief was so deep that we almost lost her. With the help of doctors and counselors, she began living again. She was mentally alert … Continue reading


I enjoy teaching at writers’ conferences. It gives me a chance to meet some talented writers and share some of the things I’ve learned during my two decades in the world of publishing. One of the concerns I hear over … Continue reading

Book Review: The Plans I Have for You

Hardcover with dust jacket 28 pages Zonderkidz, August 2015 ISBN 978-0-310-72410-0 SRP $16.99 Ages 4-8 Written by Amy Parker Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This bright new picture book by Amy … Continue reading