Interview With Ruth Hogan Herne: “Refuge of the Heart”

Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Catholic novelist Ruth Hogan Herne about her latest novel “Refuge of the Heart”.  Ruth is a gifted storyteller; I was captivated by the characters, plot and message of this novel before I finished reading the first chapter. Her prose is well-written, and the dialogue sounds true to…… Continue reading Interview With Ruth Hogan Herne: “Refuge of the Heart”

My Book is Part of a Catholic EBOOK SALE NEXT WEEK!

Fifteen members of Indie Catholic Authors are hosting a sale of their ebooks from June 24-26.  All books are sale priced at $0.99 or less. You can buy a whole new library for less than $15! Participating authors include: John C. Connell Mary Ann D’Amico Jeannie Ewing Ellen Gable Melanie Jean Juneau Jane Lebak Tom…… Continue reading My Book is Part of a Catholic EBOOK SALE NEXT WEEK!

Coming Soon- Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood

I am part of an upcoming anthology of five other Catholic mums due to come out in about a month. All the women are great writers, each writing from a completely different perspective. Roberta Cottam is the creator and editor for this project. It started out as a project for a class but with her…… Continue reading Coming Soon- Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood

Worth Revisiting: The Desert in My Heart

I have lingered in my own, inner desert Clinging to dried up habits. This dry soil has been my home. I saw little growth or change. Yet I yearned for the rain of Mercy To soak the hard crust of fear, To awaken my writers soul. The seeds of thought germinate. Assimilated emotions, reflections, Connected quotes…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Desert in My Heart

Review: Judy Landrieu Klein’s Miracle Man

  Miracle Man by Judy Landrieu Klein  is an enthralling, well-written, dramatic read with flawed, lovable characters who will wriggle their way into your heart. However, this book is much more than a good read;  it offers insightful nuggets of wisdom about life, death, marriage and parenting, seamlessly nestled  in the narrative tale.  Whether you…… Continue reading Review: Judy Landrieu Klein’s Miracle Man

Publishing with Joy

My first two mini books are practice runs for my real book.  Self-publishing all on my own made me realize next time around I need  beta readers and a real editor so my writing and presentation are professional looking.  Echoes of the Divine was published for free on Smashwords first and has 198 reads in…… Continue reading Publishing with Joy

From the Hub to the Heart

I am pleased Ellen Gable Hrkach of Full Quiver Publishing asked me to be part of a book-launch blog tour for Andy LaVallee’s book, From the Hub to the Heart. His new book  tells of a journey from “fast living to living the fast”. Although I have not read it yet, I can’t wait because  the reviews are fantastic.…… Continue reading From the Hub to the Heart

The Light From One Candle

“I can only trust that even oppressive darkness cannot snuff the light cast from many tiny flames of truth.” Melanie Jean Juneau Thanks to Diane McKelva, editor at CatholicsStand, for creating a meme out of one of my comments. She has written a wonderful article on Fifty Shades of Grey entitled The Death of Shame.…… Continue reading The Light From One Candle

I Welcome Spiritual Growth in the Garden of My Soul

I accepted a writing challenge to write the first words that came to mind when I read. . . . . home –  welcome . . . soil – garden . . . rain – growth Use those words in the title of your post. Welcome  Spiritual Growth in the Garden of My Soul I have lingered…… Continue reading I Welcome Spiritual Growth in the Garden of My Soul

Wednesday Revisited: Dung Coloured Glasses

I received free cognitive therapy because I was surrounded by a crew of little people who greeted each morning with wonder and awe. The fleeting dream that eludes many of us is happiness. We are running around, miserable in our insular little worlds, only catching glimpses of the world around us through dung coloured glasses. The…… Continue reading Wednesday Revisited: Dung Coloured Glasses

Come On: It is Time For YOU to Nominate Great Catholic Writers

THIS AWARD HAS NO STRINGS ATTACHED NO RULES, NO OBLIGATIONS A SIMPLE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GREAT CATHOLIC WRITING WHICH BRINGS JOY, TRUTH, FREEDOM OR  ENCOURAGEMENT TO OTHERS IT CAN BE SOMEONE WHO WRITES ABOUT PRAYER THEIR STRUGGLES AND PAIN. BRINGING HOPE TO OTHERS LIFE IN GOD FAITH STORIES THAT MAKE YOU LAUGH PASS THIS AWARD ON…… Continue reading Come On: It is Time For YOU to Nominate Great Catholic Writers

“As Morning Breaks” Encourages Daily Morning Prayer

I write the reflection for the fourth of every month in the new morning prayer book called “As Morning Breaks” from CatholicMom.com. New Book from CatholicMom.com Encourages Daily Morning Prayer with the Gospels  Catholicmom.com team of collaborators publishes daily devotional for 2015 to raise needed funds for website Fresno —Looking for joy in 2015? Begin each…… Continue reading “As Morning Breaks” Encourages Daily Morning Prayer

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 79,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see…… Continue reading 2014 in review

Introducing “As Morning Breaks: Daily Gospel Reflections”

I am part of a brand new published book with 30 other writers who are regular contributors to Daily Gospel Reflections on CatholicMom.  Introducing As Morning Breaks: Daily Gospel Reflections   I write the reflection for the fourth day of every month. If you do download this book, we would be thrilled if you left a short review. “With Christ…… Continue reading Introducing “As Morning Breaks: Daily Gospel Reflections”

Trusting God with St. Therese by Connie Rossini

Looking for a spiritual read which is so interesting that you can hardly put it down but has the potential to change your life as well? Trusting  God with St. Therese  by  Connie Rossini more than satisfies both these prerequisites. Connie delves not only into the biography of the Little Flower but also grapples with the…… Continue reading Trusting God with St. Therese by Connie Rossini

Honouring Great Catholic Writers…and Old Friends

I have not figured what is going on but seven  long time blogging friends who happen to be great Catholic writers all clicked on my blog today??!! That fact reminded me that even though I created an award for Catholic writers, I only gave it out to 3 people! SOO, I am passing on this award to connect…… Continue reading Honouring Great Catholic Writers…and Old Friends