So one of my old friends recently bought a book (Yaayyyy!!) and emailed me the other day with this: “We have been really enjoying reading it at bedtime and any other time momma’s hands are dry! I love the art and the note to your readers at the end especially, it made us feel like you, as the author, actually cared and you weren’t just some distant random person out to make a buck! God bless you on your adventures.” Thanks so much, Gwyn!! Advertisements Continue reading Feedback for “The Artist”
This almost made me cry. One of my friends shared “The Artist” with her daycare students, ages 5-9, and asked them what they thought. “Awesomest book ever!” “Total epicness” “She is one of the bestest writers ever!” “I liked her … Continue reading Review for “The Artist and the Clay”
Before and during college, I struggled a lot with what I was supposed to do, career-wise. Though prayer and Bible reading, I came to this conclusion: God creates people different from each other, with unique gifts and talents. He did … Continue reading Why I Wrote the Book
Note: Kostia wrote this just after high school, a few months after we became friends. We were sharing our stories, and I cherish his young, rough grammar. 🙂 On October 22, 1988, I was born in Russia, about a train … Continue reading A Russian Orphan Testimony
When I was a tot, I didn’t think my parents had feelings. I just didn’t think about it. So if, today, your kid totally runs over you, insults you, and takes you for granted, remember, it’s not because he doesn’t love you. To him, you are an element of existence, like the sun rising every day, or the leaves falling into winter, or the need to pee. In his world, you aren’t a kid with pains and hurt feelings like him. You’re a self-sufficient, all-knowing, god-like being, and we all know how many complaints God gets… 😉 Continue reading Parents Don’t Have Feelings!
So everyone kind of asks when they hear about my soon-to-be-born book, The Artist. And, in some stumbling, run-on sentences, I answer. But what really inspires a book? Why would anyone give years of their life to a project that … Continue reading The Story Behind The Artist
I feel like I’m giving birth to a child… I’ve finalized my files for the publisher and handed them off today. Monday, Lord-willing, we will be going to press with my VERY FIRST PICTURE BOOK. I’m super excited and terrified at the same time. Will he books sell? Did I make all the words right? What about that extra hue of brown I used in the author picture? Anyway… I find myself letting the file go to the desk with one last look over, even though I can’t read it objectively anymore, I’ve read it so often… *excited, nervous, excited nervous dance* The book is called … Continue reading A New Book is being Born