Saturday, July 01, 2017

"Femnista" Heads West


So... you know that I love westerns.  Pretty obvious, given the design of my website, right?  I love westerns so much, I write them.  Planning to release my first western novel later this summer.

As you would expect, the July/August topic for Femnista made me pretty doggone happy.  All things western!  My own article, "From One to Many:  What Westerns Tell Us About the Past" is a look at how western movies in the twentieth century changed from focusing on a lone hero to a group of heroes, and what that tells us about changes in American society. 

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

"Femnista" Heads East


The current issue of Femnista focuses on stories that involve The East.  I chose to write about a fictional character, The Shadow, who learned mysterious powers in Asia and uses them to fight evil in his hometown of New York City.  Every episode of the radio show The Shadow began with the question "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?"  In my article I explore that question and how I think I relates to the enduring fascination of this character.  Read it here!


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Martin Luther Article for "Femnista"


My article for Femnista's current issue is a brief look at Martin Luther's intentions when he nailed those 95 theses to the door of the Wittenburg church five hundred years ago this October.  It's titled "He Didn't Expect to Change the World," and you can read it here.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

I'm Now an INSPYs Judge!


I just found that I have been accepted as a judge for the 2017 INSPY awards, for the Mystery/Thriller category! 

If you don't know what the INSPYs are, they're "The Bloggers' Award for Excellence in Faith-Driven Literature." If you want to learn more about the wards, visit the official site.  My name, picture, and bio are in this post that welcomes the 2017 judges.  I'm very much looking forward to reading the short-listed books in my category and then working with other judges to choose the winner!