Self Published Authors and Your Local Bookseller

Self Published Authors and Your Local Bookseller

Recently I was able to attend the annual San Diego Public Library Annual Local Author Event. It was good to talk to other authors, see our latest book displayed, (In my case it was: Mary, Chosen of God. Of the many events planned, I found one session enlightening....
A Good Lesson

A Good Lesson

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus said, “ Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift at the altar. First go and be reconciled to them, then come and offer your gift.” I...

Hyper Piper

We hadn’t planned on getting a puppy. Her picture on our neighborhood thread looked so much like our older dog, Chessie, when she was young, that we thought she’d be a good companion and give Chessie a little more energy!. The owner was going in for chemo and...

The Story in the Stars

The Story in the Stars By Diana Wallis Taylor    12/16 The heaven’s declare the glory of God For it’s written in the Word. God showed the redemption story, Before ever voice was heard. In the constellation VIRGO We are shown the promised seed. A virgin shall conceive...

Doggie Doodles

It has been a lovely, warm, sunny spring and early fall in San Diego, but things are getting a little dusty in the back country.  Prime time for fires.  I remember 2007 when there were seven fires burning in San Diego County at the same time.  The air had an acrid...

Hey, I’m an Author!

At workshops I often tell the story of how my first book got published. It was the result of many years of trial and error and chasing down editors at conferences.  It was Journey to the Well and no one was doing Biblical Fiction.  It was finally suggested to me that...

Sticks and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

We got a new puppy. I have no idea what I was thinking to take on a project like this at our age! Piper is a sweet dog, her coat is golden and smooth, and she’s mid-size, but she is full of energy and like a shadow, follows me all over the house! Like any puppy, she...

Hobbit House

We had a cabin in Big Bear. Actually, it was a house., and a very unusual one at that. When we first found it, thirteen years ago, my husband called it a rabbit warren. Rooms went every which way, step down from the kitchen to the pantry, step down again to the guest...

A Family Outing

One week after surviving the damage of Hurricane Matthew, my daughter and husband Joey have a different family scenario.  This weekend was the family cruise on my grandson’s ship, the USS George H.W. Bush.  Karen is with her “boy” for a weekend.  Austin has been in...

The Monster Storm

It is easy to read of disasters far away and feel some semblance of sympathy for those going through them. Somehow it doesn’t touch us as deeply as it should. We pray for those involved and then move on with our daily lives. It is not the same when someone you love is...