Dreams, Faith, Fiction, Writing

A Love Story in Progress

Brushing a girl's hair behind her ear once a day will solve more problems than all those therapists and drugs. - Atticus I'm writing a love story. I thought I was stuck. Last weekend, I thought I'd never get past this mess of my own heart. The pieces still broken - fearing hope. But the… Continue reading A Love Story in Progress

Fiction, Writing

Where I Work

If I can be outside, I'm going to be outside. Thankfully, the weather has turned just slightly here in the south. It's still humid. But our days have cooled just enough that being outside isn't torture anymore. That is always good for my soul. Now to get back to work on book two of Macon… Continue reading Where I Work

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, Beaufort, Beaufort NC, NC Maritime Museum, Beaufort Food & Wine
Fiction, Writing

More from Beaufort North Carolina!

I recently started a series about Beaufort, NC. You can catch up on the first couple of posts here & here. I haven't written in a couple of weeks because I have quite literally spent nearly all of my free time working on an update to my book, Chasing Hope. I switched the way my book will… Continue reading More from Beaufort North Carolina!

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Books, Fiction, Writing

Beaufort’s Beautiful Homes

In my last post, I mentioned that I'd share more Beaufort, NC inspiration. I'm back today to share a handful of homes from Front Street. Beaufort's beautiful homes can be found throughout the old town area. But I do have to admit that I'm partial to the homes that face Taylor's Creek and Carrot Island.… Continue reading Beaufort’s Beautiful Homes

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Fiction, Writing


In June, I released my first novel, Chasing Hope. You can enter to win a copy of the book, here. My favorite novels draw you into the setting - not just the story itself. Southern Writers do this better than anyone. While I am not sure I'm up to par with some of my favorite writers, I… Continue reading Beaufort-by-the-Sea


Advice from Oprah on Trying & Failure

A few years ago, I ran into the image below on Pinterest. I immediately added it as a profile photo on Facebook. I could not even help myself. It's adorable but also a reminder for us dreamer types. To keep pressing forward, we have to believe in our abilities and in the rightness of the… Continue reading Advice from Oprah on Trying & Failure