The Sixth Annual WIT Awards

Welcome to the Sixth Annual Watched In Theater (W.I.T.) Awards Author’s Note: Every year I look forward to releasing this post in mid-to-late February as Oscar season is heating up. Just as I was about to prepare this year’s post, my time was swept away by The Great Apartment Flood of 2018, in which my…

On Holidays, Hope, and Home

At the end of The Return of the King (the novel version), Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin, have gone through an extraordinary adventure to save the world and look forward to returning to the comfort of home. As the Hobbits enter the Shire, however, the evil wizard Saruman has conquered it and everything is black…

Why I Write About Good People

She leaned her chin on her elbow and watched through the window. Being asked to be the heroine of a novel was quite an honor, but she found herself quite ordinary. Her wardrobe was made of second-hand dresses she had repaired. Both her parents were alive and well. There was no dashing hero on a…