Monthly Archives: February 2018

Autism: Parent Victims

I know parenting an autistic child is hard – because I am that parent. I’ve been so exhausted that I’ve actually stumbled and fallen down the stairs, breaking my tailbone and causing me years of pain that took even more sleep from me. I’ve lost my kid in busy malls and churches and playgrounds because he used to wander away with innocence, chasing whatever light caught his eye. I’ve been frustrated to the point that I’ve had to deadbolt all of the exterior doors to the house so no one could escape, and go into my room and shut the door and just fall on my knees, unable to speak words, sobbing silently for God to help me get through another day. I’ve cleaned up after the daily bowel movement accident that my 8-year-old had, again, wondering if I was going to have to be doing that when he was 18. I’ve sat through the meeting where a school administrator kicked our son out of their kindergarten program because the teacher just didn’t want him anymore. We’ve pulled our family out of a church we loved because our son couldn’t deal with the noise in the children’s church or the worship service. And, God help me, I know more about Stampy Longnose than I would ever want to know. Continue reading

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Birthday Bash Scavenger Hunt Announcement!

Here’s the catch: you must be subscribed to my newsletter by March 2nd at 9:59AM in your time zone to be able to enter this scavenger hunt. The information on how to play is only going to be available in the newsletter that is going out at 10:00AM through every time zone. Continue reading

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Monday Morning Chat 2/26/18 – Hallee Talks About a Biblical Diet

Bestselling author Hallee Bridgeman answers questions about her writing, her books, and her characters. Today, she’s answering questions about her diet. Continue reading

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Monday Morning Chat 2/19/18 – The Seelbach’s Rathskellar!

I really appreciate all of the questions that I get from my readers. Today I’m showing you the Rathskellar – the basement of the Historic Seelbach Hotel in downtown Louisville! Continue reading

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Monday Morning Chat 2/12/18 – Writing the Virtues and Valor Series – and a GIVEAWAY!!

Hello! Welcome to Monday morning coffee and chat!

I really appreciate all of the questions that I get from my readers. Today I’m talking about the challenges I faced while writing the Virtues and Valor Series. Continue reading

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Interview with Author Christine Dillon and a Giveaway!

Welcome to Readers Write to Know! I asked you, my readers, what questions they would ask their favorite authors if given the chance, and the authors visiting my blog answered them! This week, I’m excited to have author Christine Dillon as my guest! She is a missionary in the Philippines – and is Australian. I have a sister-in-law and nephew who are Australian, and had the absolute joy and pleasure of speaking at the Omega Christian Writers Conference in Sydney last year. Australia and the people there have a very special place in my heart. Please enjoy Christine’s interview as much as I did – it is full of wisdom and grace. Continue reading

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