My Books, Stories, and Writing

Posted: April 7, 2014 in World On The Edge

coverimage (1)I’ve been writing this blog five days a week for nearly a year. According to Word Press I have 231 followers and 205 posts. Today—with all humility—my post is about me: my books, my stories, my writing.

About this time last year, I published my first novel, A Hunger in the Heart About the same time, two of my short stories—one, a Tuscany Prize winner—were included in the anthology, Eyes That Pour Forth,

And in July, my collection of short stories, Birds of a Feather, will be published by Wiseblood Books.

If you are a follower of this blog, you know I’m a native Southerner who loves the South and writes stories about her people. You know, too, that I’m a cradle Catholic who loves the Faith and aspires to be worthy of it. But you may not know the thought process of behind my work…..and perhaps you are interested?

My stories usually center around a person who is, in one way or another wounded by life. Sometimes this is of his/her own accord, other times he is the victim of someone else’s cruelty. Real life has its ways of doing that to us all, doesn’t it?

So my characters need to be healed in sometimes deeply personal ways. They come to a crossroad, and a choice, then find that healing in a grace-filled moment—a moment that, on first look, may not seem filled with grace because it is an unsavory, or violent, moment. And not every one my characters will find it—-because not all of them allow it–just as in our own lives, when we’re not open to the grace of God.

My characters choose between love and hatred, disruptiveness or peace, vindictiveness or compassion. And some choose either to stay with, or part from, the most evil circumstances of our society.  It’s their choice.  Free will.

Important note:  No human being can honestly understand the magnitude of intelligence in the design of our Creator who gave us this free will, and whether we love Him back or not by the way we interact with each of His children—He loves us every second of our earthly lives, all the way into infinity.

I thank you for following my blog. Please like it here,  on Facebook, or on Twitter. Do comment if you have something to say. And I hope you’ll read my books, too.

Because, like you, I’m an earthly traveler through a world that seems more and more on edge, yet aren’t we striving to find and increase within ourselves, Faith, Hope, and Love?

  1. Cheryl says:

    I loved your two stories. I’ll have to check out your collection, and I look forward to reading your novel.


  2. kph52013 says:

    Thank you, Cheryl. Will you put up a review after you’ve read them?


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