A Couple of Writers Blog

A Case of the Whodunnit

A Case of the Whodunnit

It was a Sunday morning.  We had just arrived home and there I stood, contentedly flipping some pancakes on the griddle, while everyone else played together in the living room.   I love Sunday mornings, I thought to myself.  From outside the...

Book Two Teasers

Book Two Teasers

Many have expressed interest in the sequel to In the Shadows of Freedom and we’re excited to be able to share a bit about it! First of all, you may be wondering what the title will be. Coming Spring 2022 is… A Nation of Tyrants We want to keep most of the plot a...

Time, You’re a Friend of Mine (A Birth Story)

Time, You’re a Friend of Mine (A Birth Story)

“This is your fifth baby, so you might go quickly.” I stared at my midwife, nodding at her statement, a thousand thoughts running through my mind, mostly trying to process the fact that I would be delivering my baby—not in four weeks as I had assumed—but rather in...

Perfect Is the Enemy of Good

Perfect Is the Enemy of Good

November is my least favorite month. Yes, it is punctuated by Thanksgiving, which is a wonderful and quintessential American holiday. And yes, it has Veterans Day, another lovely American holiday to celebrate the brave men and women of our armed forces. Yet, here in...

Have You Ever Seen a Ghost?

Have You Ever Seen a Ghost?

Amanda, the main character of our novel, In the Shadows of Freedom, is a painter. When she creates her art, she seems to tap into another reality, a supernatural inspiration that drives the strokes of her paintbrush. It is something beyond art technique and form. What...

Humility Is Infectious: A Weekend with “The Unfit”

Humility Is Infectious: A Weekend with “The Unfit”

I had a life-altering experience one weekend in college. I volunteered to help and spend time with a group of adults with developmental disabilities at Camp Sharing Meadows in Rolling Prairie, Indiana. In our dystopian novel, In the Shadows of Freedom, these adults...

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