Tag: writing

“To Dust You Shall Return” | Deeply Rooted

“Ash Wednesday admits the dark into an otherwise well-lit space. We dim the lights—no, we shut them off. And in their place, we light candles, but around the candles’ contained glow is shadow. That shadow […]

“The Candle of Prophecy” | Deeply Rooted

Advent usually sneaks up on me, stealthy in its own way, but this year I got the jump on it. I have a writing deadline to thank for that. Some writers work well under pressure, but I don’t. […]

Deeply Rooted Magazine | Issue 5: Life

As I write, it is 8:46 pm, and someone’s child is having a meltdown outside. Earlier today, it was my child wailing in the front yard (first one, then another, and eventually all three—for three […]

“How I Learned to Love Love Stories” | Deeply Rooted

It used to be that mysteries and love stories were my two least favorite forms of fiction. But Flavia de Luce and Sherlock Holmes won me over to mysteries, just as—well. If you’d like to read about […]

On Writing Stories for Your Children

This post is my 100th post on Little Book, Big Story!  Finding books to share with you is just my cup of tea, and I can’t tell you how it warms my heart to hear that […]

The Best Books I Read in 2014

Phoebe was a few hours old when the nurse came by on her rounds and found me feeding the baby with a book propped up on my meal tray. She stopped and said, taken aback, “Are you . […]

Deeply Rooted Magazine | Issue 4: Root

I have an aversion to reading birth stories on the internet. It’s not that I don’t care about birth stories—quite the opposite, in fact. I love hearing them told in person, when I can watch […]

Deeply Rooted Magazine | Issue 3: Branch

The new issue of Deeply Rooted is here! And inside it, you’ll find a little something special: If you remember how much I admire JJ Heller, then you can guess how thrilled I was to have the opportunity to […]

“At the Threshold of the Day” | Deeply Rooted

This week—the last week of my summer vacation—I get to share my favorite post from elsewhere with you (favorite, because I’m hugely biased and not at all humble). You see, Deeply Rooted has accepted a handful […]

Writing Stories for Your Children

This post has been updated and relocated! You can read the new and improved post, “Writing Stories for Your Children (It’s Easier Than You Think!), here. “For the first time in years, I have a writing […]