This past February I joined an online group for writers. I can't begin to tell you how much I learned from this wonderful community of people! It has changed my writing in so many ways, and the wealth of knowledge I gained has been invaluable. You can find tons of online writing groups just by... Continue Reading →

Novel- Chapter 2 (part II)

The next evening the Grubers sat in their living room after supper. Irene finished the dishes while Josef read a newspaper in his easy chair. The boys played a card game on the floor. The radio was playing in the background. Irene and Josef had barely spoken to each other since yesterday. Both felt the... Continue Reading →

From Hallenberg to St. Louis

Roots. We all have them. On my dad’s side I have some Irish and possibly Scottish and Native American. My mom’s side of the family is traced back to Germany, and there is actually a very interesting story about how our ancestors came here to America. It all goes back to Hallenberg, West Germany…  ... Continue Reading →

Character Highlight: Irene

Irene Gruber is a blonde, green-eyed young woman of English birth.  At twenty-seven she is happily married to her best friend and is the mother of twin boys.  Seemingly shy on the outside, her inner character is resolute and strong.  She has a firm Christain faith, which has a marked affect on her unbelieving Jewish... Continue Reading →

Book Update

Good afternoon! I've been doing some revamping of my story outline due to some problems I ran into, sooo...you can check out the new synopsis over here 👉Novel👈 and I'd love to hear what you think! Have a blessed day! ✒️ Amanda 

April 8 --- One week after Resurrection Sunday.  Bonhoeffer looked across the schoolroom into the faces of his thirteen companions. It was an unusual group: army generals, a naval commander, a diplomat and his wife, a Russian air force officer/atheist, a Catholic lawyer, a woman labeled as a spy, and a concentration camp “doctor”. There... Continue Reading →

Novel: Chapter 1

Good afternoon! As you can see, I've been making some changes to the blog due to problems I was having. I'm still trying to work out some kinks with my new theme, so please bear with me! 🙂 Here is the first chapter of my novel-in-progress. I am still in the editing stage, so please... Continue Reading →

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