Category: Writing

  • Witchfinder — shapeshifting diner and the free library

    (This is part three of a blog series on the discussion between Sarah A. Hoyt and the Avondale United Methodist Church Book Club about Hoyt’s book Witchfinder, the art of writing, and what it is like to publish a book as both a traditional and “indie” author.) Sarah: Years ago when I was writing but […]

  • Witchfinder — characters shock the writer

    (This is part two of a blog series on the discussion between Sarah A. Hoyt and the Avondale United Methodist Church Book Club about Hoyt’s book Witchfinder, the art of writing, and what it is like to publish a book as both a traditional and “indie” author.) Sandy: So how you keep all of these […]

  • Witchfinder and the art of publishing/writing

    Author Sarah A. Hoyt addressed the Avondale United Methodist Book Club this morning (Saturday, November 22, 2014) to discuss her book Witchfinder, the art of writing and what it is like to publish a book as both a traditional and “indie” author. The interview was a culmination of the club’s reading and discussing Witchfinder at […]

  • No running water, Day 4: Shades of “Dune”

    Okay, being without running water in the house has us doing a lot of interesting things we didn’t think of otherwise. I mentioned the other day about washing the dishes with very little water. That was one thing. Another thing is getting enough water to fill the tank on the toilet to flush it. We […]

  • Sorting the wheat and tares in my garden of ideas…

    As I sit here on, what is for me a rainy Saturday morning, deciding what to blog about, I found this blog by Cedar Sanderson on Mad Genius Club about “Building a Blog”. I found it while doing my daily WordPress reader cycle, and went and made a long comment about my own peculiar strategy […]

  • AUMC Book Club Publishes Upcoming Season’s Titles

    The Avondale United Methodist Church Book Club Has published the below list of books that we will be reading and discussing over the coming year (listed alphabetically by title): Title Author Bring on the Blessings Beverly Jenkins Murder by Peacocks Donna Andrews One Summer: America, 1927 Bill Bryson Orbit John J. Nance Palisades Park Alan […]

  • Poetry — a poem of subtle ecology

                                                           THE WILD BLUEBERRY   Towering pines clothe the slopes in needles, shadows, moisture. Squirrels play in the branches. An Indian passes by, leaving no mark. Then a white […]

  • A poem written years ago — shared now in anticipation of Easter

    HOW OFTEN WHITE MARSHMALLOW     as a hen gathereth her chickens   White marshmallow, covered with yellow granulated sugar. A beak, two brown dots, a curved, rising tail. Many set in rows wrapped in cellophane.

  • Witchfinder: A find of a book

    Today’s blog is a plug for the most recently released book by author Sarah Hoyt:  Witchfinder. To read a sample, just follow the link below: http://sarahahoyt.com/witchfinder/ I had the rights to read the book as it was being written, chapter by chapter, but instead decided to wait until the entire book was available in re-edit. […]

  • Riding the Human Wave

    Note: This is the academic paper I wrote for my Master’s level writing class. Apologies for it being a bit dry — the professor insisted certain things had to be taken out to make it sound more “academic.” Riding The Human Wave Jonathan R. Lightfoot Gonzaga University       Riding The Human Wave This […]