Finalist! National Indie Excellence Awards

Finalist! National Indie Excellence Awards

When I started writing The Transmigrant, I never imagined this: two wins (silver and bronze) and three finalist positions, of which two have not announced their final winners. Yes - I'm going for GOLD! Joking aside, writing is a lonesome, thankless endeavor. I spent...

The Transmigrant Wins A Nautilus Book Award

The Transmigrant Wins A Nautilus Book Award

The Transmigrant wins another award, this time a silver medal. Nautilus, Better Books for a Better World. "Our core mission is to celebrate and honor books that support conscious living & green values, high-level wellness, positive social change, and spiritual...

Blasphemy – Shouldn’t Christians Avoid That Word?

Blasphemy – Shouldn’t Christians Avoid That Word?

A few days ago, a commentator on one of my Facebook posts, wrote me a single word: Blasphemy. The word intrigued me, because it reminds me of the story in the Bible where Jesus is sentenced to die on the cross due to blasphemy. In his case, according to legend, he...

The Transmigrant Wins An IPPY

The Transmigrant Wins An IPPY

Like all authors, I assume, you sit at your computer, typing away all day, and then daydream about winning awards. I don't know how many times I've fantasized about sitting at an awards ceremony waiting for my name to be called out as the winner. The IPPY (formally...

Foreword INDIE Book of The Year Finalist: The Transmigrant

Foreword INDIE Book of The Year Finalist: The Transmigrant

I'm thrilled to announce that The Transmigrant is a finalist in the Foreword INDIE Book of The Year awards. Foreword INDIES is one of the most revered awards in the independent publisher community. Winners to be announced on 6/15/18, so keeping my fingers crossed :)...

After The Launch

After The Launch

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 July and August have passed, and fall is upon us. This summer was perhaps the most epic and amazing in my life as I finally launched The Transmigrant, which I had been working on for the last six years. I will always be grateful...

The First Chapter of The Transmigrant

The First Chapter of The Transmigrant

Capernaum, Galilee, 1 AD Flap. Flippety-flap. Flap. The yellow butterfly fluttered its black-tipped wings in desperation against the synagogue ceiling, unaware of the open window only a few feet away. On a mat below, five-year-old Yeshua lounged against his father’s...

The Power of A Smile

The Power of A Smile

In a town hall meeting at work the other day, the CEO of our company said: "If you don't like your job, if you walk down the hallways with a sour face, don't bother to come to work. We don't want you." Harsh as it may seem, there's a basic truth in it. People don't...

What I’ve Learned This Week

What I’ve Learned This Week

As soon as the words “You have every right to be angry, I messed up,” were out of my mouth, peace settled in the room, and I could feel his anger dissipate. So easy. Before that moment, before those words, my mind had swirled with defensive outcries like, “But you...