I'm so excited to share the absolutely beautiful book trailer created for my newest book I Am Earth's Keeper. This video, created by my friends at Paraclete Press, really brings the book's illustrations by Giuliano Ferri to life. As I'm beginning to see this little book find its way into the … [Read more...] about Trailer Brings “I Am Earth’s Keeper” to Life!
I continue to be amazed at the opportunities I've been given in my life. Frequently, I speak with other creatives about the process of doing what it is we do. I'm usually the first to admit that my writing is a serendipitous gift of grace. I'm currently putting the finishing touches on a new … [Read more...] about One Message, Two Books
I feel like today's post should begin with a heartfelt apology to my high school Junior Year AP English teacher, Brother Aquinas. Despite his best efforts to teach a rigorous curriculum and to expose us to a breadth of literature, I walked away with far too little knowledge. More interested in long … [Read more...] about Literature Redux
Launching a book at any time is challenging, but doing so during a pandemic can be especially trepidatious. When we released I'm a Saint in the Making in October, I really wasn't sure what to expect. I knew that I was personally in love with this book. With a message that is very close to my heart, … [Read more...] about “I’m a Saint in the Making” Earns “Seal of Approval”
I've decided to do something a little different with my reading in 2021 to help me be more intentional. As a gift to myself, I purchased some simple bookplate stickers at a local stationery store. I'm going to carefully choose what books I read and keep this year and really try to share great books … [Read more...] about The Art of Spiritual Writing
Today, I'm delighted to invite you to a fancy red carpet premiere! Go ahead and don your fancy dress or suit. Touch up your lipstick and get your best selfie smile worked out. Here's a virtual box of popcorn and some Red Vines (my theater treat of choice!) But seriously, I'm super psyched to give … [Read more...] about I’m a Saint in the Making: Book Trailer Premiere!
I’m sitting here in the Houston airport waiting to catch a connecting flight. It’s a pretty normal week, filled with work, family commitments, moments with Greg, and—as is the case most weeks—travel. Around me, a swirl of travelers seem hurried, uncheered by the holiday decorations strewn around the … [Read more...] about Five Great Gifts You Can Give Your Favorite Author This Christmas
Hi friends and greetings from Gulfport, Mississippi! I'm sitting in the airport, preparing to fly to Boston to attend this weekend's Grand Opening celebration from the Museum of Prayer. I was combing through my email inbox and realized that I have a laundry list of items to share with you. … [Read more...] about Writing Updates and More
I recently had the opportunity to share a bit in writing and on a podcast about our transition to Los Angeles and how it impacted my spiritual life. In case you missed it, I thought I'd share those features here. As I wrote in this article, our big move happened at sort of a pivotal time in our … [Read more...] about Sharing My Faith Journey at America Magazine
Today, I'm happy to feature an interview with Amy O'Connell, the Founder of the new quarterly literary journal Ever Eden. A mix of all things wonderful, wise and whimsical, Ever Eden promises to be a quarterly boost of inspiration for your mind, heart and soul. To sample the journal, download a … [Read more...] about Ever Eden Literary Journal: Thoughtful Inspiration for Heart, Mind and Soul
Hi friends! Like many of you, I am taking this week "off" to enjoy Christmas with family and friends. But I did want to pop online and notify you about a very special sale opportunity on a few of my books. Chime Travelers Series 50% Off! If you're hoping to enjoy more books in the New Year with … [Read more...] about Amazing Sale Prices for “Grace of Yes” and “Chime Travelers” Books
Today, I'm happy to share my latest writing project, The Catholic Mom's Desk Calendar. This little beauty was a true labor of love. What we've created is a "perpetual" calendar, which means that this is a tool which can be used year after year. I think that's great because you can literally begin … [Read more...] about Check Out My Newest Project: The Catholic Mom’s Desk Calendar
This morning, I spent my reading time with Elizabeth Scalia, one of my favorite authors, devouring the opening pages of her new book Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking Our Bads Habits Before They Kick Us. I'll save my full review of the book for when I finish it, but I had to just write a few words … [Read more...] about Writing and Procrastination: 3 Steps That Help Me Get Started