February 9, 2012


Sorry I'm a little late with this post but my life has been so crazy busy I'm surprised I've found time to do this. Well, Q & A wasn't a very successful thing but I decided I may as well answer the questions that were asked.

When did you start writing?

I guess, I would have to say, I started writing between 6 and 7 years ago, so around age ten. But even before that I loved to make up stories.

What genre do you wish you could write, in that you just can't seem to grasp?

Whether a gift or a curse, I can't tell, I can write in a large range of genres. The only one I wish I was better at would be mystery. I can write mystery but coming up with the plot lines kills me.

What book has helped you most in your writing life?

I guess it's not so much a book but an author that has really helped me. Agatha Christie's books have shown me an amount of creativity that I can only hope to achieve. Rene Guttridge's books have shown me I can write amazing Christ-centered books. 

Though I have been helped a lot through books I think that I have learned more through the millions of mistakes I've made.  

What style of write do you use (1st. person, 2nd. person, ...)

I like to use both 1st person and 3rd person. They are both amazing fun! Though, I think, typically I use 3rd person.

Do you write on paper then type it onto documents?

I use a words document when I get down to the actual writing of my stories. Though I prefer paper to gather and sort my ideas.

Do you write with music?

It depend on my mood. Sometimes it's the only thing I can do and other times I can't consecrate if music is playing.

Well, there you have it, 6 things you now know about me. And even though I won't be doing a post like in a while feel free to ask me questions. ☺

January 22, 2012

Celebrate Life

Today is the sanctity of human life Sunday. Last Friday marks the anniversary of the day abortion became legal in this country. In protest, in 1984, the third Sunday in January was marked as the sanctity of human life Sunday.

"Some people say that life begins at birth. Others say that it begins at conception. But my God is so pro-life that He said “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.”’ – Pastor Luke J. Robinson

January 21, 2012

Listen by Rene Gutteridge

Well, I haven't done one of these in a little while. Hope you enjoy the review.

About the book:
The sweet, fairy tale like town of Marlo is perfect. Voted best place to raise a family it seems nothing could upset this quaint city; until, it seems that someone is listening. Someone is posting private conversations online for all to see and read, word for word. People laugh and dismiss the writings until they read about themselves, spoken in situations, when no one thought any one was listening. It's friend against friend as careless comments and hurtful accusations turn the town upside down. The police scramble to catch whoever is doing this before people get hurt - or worst.

But what responsibility do the residents of Marlo have for the words they say when they think no one is listening.

My thoughts:
Rene acknowledges this to those whose lives have been forever altered by words. That alone is compelling enough to read this book.

This book was amazing!!! I mean, can I just say super thought provoking. This was an amazing one-of-a-kind book! And, if it means anything I was reading this as 2011 became 2012 and then finished the book one hour later.

First, before I get on with my thought I have to say, read the Acknowledgements and Prologue. This book is so beautiful and it becomes even more meaningful when you read both the Acknowledgements and Prologue.

The plot was excellent and thrilling. The characters had depth and growth throughout the book. The ending was unbelievable! Rene Gutteridge really has an amazing gift for writing, and not only is this book. It is amazing but very thought provoking.

The book follows a couple of different characters as the town of Marlo unfolds into chaos. Everyone is in a panic to stop whoever is posting their private conversations for all to see, yet at the same time everyone has become addicted to read other peoples conversations. In this book Rene brings up a thought provoking question; do the words we speak when no one is listening still have power or affect?

"but no human being can tame the tongue. It is restless evil, full of deadly poison. With is we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God." -James 3: 8 - 9

page number: 409
genre: Fiction / General
recommend for ages: 14 and up
bad stuff: There is of course very hurtful things people say. / One
character has memories of someone calling her a slut. / One character suspects
his son of looking at porn. / One scene {in the prologue} goes through
the thought process of someone committing suicide.
romance: None
recommendation: I'd give this 5 out of 5. Wonderful book!