Writing Fiction About Real Issues
I write young adult and contemporary women’s novels.
Words, written or spoken, can change lives. My goal is to help readers understand that in every situation there is hope. Sustaining faith can be found even in the midst life’s hardest situations.
Story communicates. It does more than entertain, it prods us to think. A well-crafted tale challenges, soothes, imparts truth, or attempts to conceal it. For seekers, stories open blind eyes. They speak a language the heart can hear.
They bring the prodigal home.
Life is messy and beautiful. In everyone’s story there is truth and hope. My novels are about common struggles and the triumph of finding faith to carry on through those battles.
What’s on The Blog
Writing on the blog is squeezed in between novel writing right now, but I do try to update when I can.
Mondays I post stories to encourage, share on topics relating to personal growth, or write about parenting. I may post the rare writing update or talk about what’s going on with the Stone clan.
On Wednesdays I post reviews on books from a variety of genres. Every book I review is one I have found some value in. I try to include things I feel may be issues of concern for parents and teachers. I often link to related materials or free study guides if available. I review adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction and nonfiction.
My Book Review Policy
I do not seek out free books from authors or publishers to review at this time. If you wish to send me a book for possible review, please know that I cannot promise to get to a particular book, but I can try. If I don’t review your book, it doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. Time and circumstance may have intervened. I prefer audio, kindle with speech to text enabled, or a print copy.
Where You Can Find Me