The Autumn Prince Returns


In October of 2015, I released a serial on my blog called The Autumn Prince. It became more popular than I had anticipated; one reader called it the "highlight of her month," and I am still humbled by that. The following year it was adapted into a short story for the Crows on Heartstrings anthology, …

The Value of Water


The Lord rules over the floodwaters. The Lord reigns as king forever. (Psalm 29:10 NLT) When you leave home, you should always expect to find yourself outside your comfort zone. Otherwise, you really aren't gaining much from the experience; we leave home to see more of the world, experience new things, meet people. While on …

Of Ghosts and Old Doorbells


The old doorbell had been silent for over twenty years. After this house was abandoned, people eventually stopped coming to visit, or even to try and sell things. It had been so long, in fact, that the ghosts started to assume it was too rusty to ever make another sound. Three generations of ghosts dwelled …

3 Reasons Why We Need Dreamers


It's recently come to my attention that I am too much of a dreamer...and I don't want to change. These aren't the sorts of dreams with a set goal at the end of the tunnel. When your chosen career is storytelling, it's easy to forget the ‘rules’ and stand out even in your own crowd. …

Story: Prince of the Haystacks


When the young prince first fled into the barn, he thought it too small and messy for someone of respectable breed to sleep in. Having grown accustomed to feather pillows and silk sheets, he struggled at first to adapt and sleep on the hay. But he was fleeing an angry wizard's curse, so it happened …