This particular ribbon of asphalt doesn’t stand out on the Kansas map, linking a series of blink-and-you-miss-it villages like tiny bulbs on a string of Christmas lights. But K-42 is a highway I have traveled often over the course of my journalism career, and a recent journey for a series of interviews for a magazine piece turned into a trip down memory lane.
If you’re struggling with gift ideas for someone who has everything, or you’ve got family or in-laws coming to Wichita for the holidays or simply a visit, and you’re not sure how to entertain them, I may have an answer for you.
I work as a freelance writer to pay the bills while I pursue my calling of writing books. This piece on the resurgence of the wine industry in the Sunflower State is one of my most recent offerings, and it was a lot of fun to do. It appears in the latest issue of the Kansas Leadership Center Journal.
I recently came across a meme featuring a Venn diagram that gave me a hearty laugh – and reminded me of the very first time I met with a book club to discuss my novel, Fallen Trees.
.......is now available in the latest issue of 105 Meadowlark Reader (Issue #6), a literary magazine published twice yearly featuring nonfiction stories about Kansas by Kansans.
My reading palette is quite broad—pretty much anything that intrigues me, regardless of genre or writer—and that includes a steady diet of spiritual works. I hunger to feed my soul, not just inspire my mind.
I was delighted to learn that Lou Berney would be in town for an event recently at Watermark. I’ve only read one of his books – November Road – but I was so impressed he immediately became one of my favorite writers. It's remarkable how his prose can be so graceful and at the same time so suspenseful. What a gift.
Facebook delighted me with this “memory” from three years ago: a review of FALLEN TREES all the way from Argentina. It means so much to have readers all over the globe connect with a story set in America's heartland.
....I tackle freelance stories for a variety of clients. Here is my most recent piece for the Kansas Leadership Center's Journal magazine.