Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Thr3e by Ted Dekker

One of the great things about having a daughter who writes is the opportunity to talk about writing. Whether it's plot, character development, story structure, or POV, I really enjoy the discussion.

This evening we went to our favorite "sitting out, chillin', and chatting" place and spent over an hour talking mostly book stuff. As we discussed writing mysteries, Thr3e came up and we decided it's one of our top 3 books.

Thr3e is a book from Ted Dekker. I found it years ago during a Thanksgiving trip to my mom's and totally loved it. In fact, I read the whole thing in just one evening, in one sitting. Not only does it start with a bang, it ends with one. I had no idea who the "bad guy" was, and Dekker knocked the end out of the ballpark. Neither Beth or I saw it coming. Every time we thought we had it figured out, nope.

If you like mystery/thrillers, then we both recommend you run to the store and get Thr3e.  Then let me know what you think.

And while I'm recommending books - Hit and Run by Beth Lauzier is an awesome middle-grade fantasy your young reader will love.  You can get a copy here or message me for a signed one.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Thing About Blogging...

I like blogging for the most part. I like the sharing of thoughts and ideas, especially when there is feedback from the readers. Which rarely happens these days. In the early days of blogging and platform building we were told to follow blogs we enjoyed, then be sure to leave a nice comment, 'cause if did often enough, folks would get curious and check us out too.

I'm not sure that worked but I did follow quite a blogs that enriched my life. Things have gotten really busy so I don't read them as much as I used to plus some aren't active any longer so it sorta works out.

Thing is, I still enjoy it. I've thought often that I should be blogging more but just haven't taken the time to put thoughts on the digital page. Today I'm in a mood so, here I am.  I've decided to blog about things that interest me, things that impact me, things that bother, uplift, inspire, or annoy.

So, I hope you'll stop by often and stay for a while. I also hope you'll say hi but if you don't, that's okay too. I totally understand. I seldom commented either. I felt my comments weren't really worth it. Know what, though...they were and are worth it.  And so are yours.

Oh, don't expect perfect posts. I refuse to be a slave to commas. There might be a typo too.