A Time of Thanks

2017, we hardly new you. We're almost through the year, reaching the heart of the holiday season here in the United States. It's a time where old grudges should fade, new kindness begins, and we share thanks with everyone we hold dear. And those we don't. This has been a…

I lost a parent. I gained some family.

Dad died last month, and it's been a lot of things. It was closure, and sad, and frustrating. That was in the first ten minutes, and then it settled into my bones and became real. [caption id="attachment_1217" align="alignnone" width="475"] Grandpa and Grandma Maggert[/caption] I went to Iowa for the funeral.…

My dad passed away.

Dad passed away last night. He'd been fighting cancer for six years. Life is going to change a lot even if I think it won't. He was a complicated man who never truly recovered from the loss of his wife. When mom died twenty-one years ago, we lost our family…

Wanna succeed in writing? Find an Amy.

[caption id="attachment_1206" align="alignnone" width="482"] Here we see Amy in the wild.[/caption]   There's only one Amy, but every writer should aspire to have a friend like her. Here's why: She loves books. She knows the book community. She LOVES books. If you have further questions, see 1-3. Amy is my…
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