On the northwest corner of Greene Street and Washington Place in Manhattan sits the Asch Building. Made of iron and steel and constructed in 1900, the ten-story building was named after its owner--Joseph J. Asch--and, upon its completion, offered office and factory space for several of New York's rising industries. In 1911, the 8th, 9th, … Continue reading No One Was Responsible
My ten year-old son is not a singer. Don't get me wrong. He likes music. He'll often ask to listen to specific songs, but he usually sits in quiet reflection while they play rather than in animated karaoke (which is much more my daughter's speed). So when my reserved, pensive child starts singing (even if … Continue reading Revolutionary Love
Pre-orders are now LIVE for my newest release, Come Down Somewhere, coming September 6, 2022 from Tyndale House Publishers! For fans of WWII fiction comes a powerful novel by Jennifer L. Wright about two young women coming of age during the Trinity nuclear bomb test in 1945. Sixteen-year-old Olive Alexander has lived on a ranch … Continue reading Come Down Somewhere PRE-ORDERS!
Let's go back in time together. Back before Netflix and Hulu, before satellite dishes and cable providers, back even before a plethora of available local stations like Fox and PBS. Back to the 1940's, when television was in its infancy and there were only 3 networks. Three! ABC, CBS, and NBC. And the only thing … Continue reading The Small Fry Club
I love praise music. Regardless of your preference--old school hymns, contemporary Christian, soulful gospel--there is something powerful about using your voice and your body to worship our Creator. I usually try to start out my day with praise music, listening to it as I do my hair and ready myself in the morning; to me, … Continue reading The Sacrifice of Praise
The Allegheny forest of Northwestern Pennsylvania was once a sight to be seen. Brimming with acres upon acres of Eastern hemlock, American beech, sugar maple, chestnut, and other distinct trees, this old-growth forest was home to wolves and cougars, which kept the deer population at naturally regulated low levels. This, in turn, allowed the understory … Continue reading For Love of the Land…
I HATE cleaning the bathroom. Like, Hate-with-a-capital-H. I'm a writer by day but a momma by night and, with a military husband, many of the household chores usually fall on my shoulders. For the most part, I don't mind. I don't mind packing lunches. I don't mind doing laundry. I don't even mind tidying the … Continue reading Change Your Why
On February 11, 1963, a record producer by the name of George Martin met four musicians at EMI Studios in London in the hopes of recording an album. The group had already released two singles, one of which had hit number 1 on the New Musical Express and Melody Maker charts. The UK was positively … Continue reading 585 Minutes to Change Music History
GUYS! I am so excited to reveal to you the cover for my next book, 'Come Down Somewhere,' available in September from Tyndale House! Isn't it gorgeous? 😍😍 I love the desert-like colors and the subtle southwestern overlay, which hints at the book's New Mexico setting. Most of all, however, I love the close-up of … Continue reading Cover Reveal for ‘Come Down Somewhere’!
The Bible is full of commands to love. In Matthew 22, Jesus, when questioned about the greatest commandment, replied, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as … Continue reading When God Calls Us to Hate