Who Am I?

It strikes me that I should have a more complete bio somewhere than just what's listed in the "About Me" thingie on my sidebar.  Something a little more specific, maybe.  Something that gives you an idea of where I'm coming from when I write all this stuff on my blog.  So here goes.

I'm a Christian.  A Lutheran, to be precise.  A conservative, confessional Lutheran, to be even more precise.  I belong to the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), though I was raised in the Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod (LCMS).  I believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant word of God.  You don't agree, take it up with Him.

I'm a wife.  Cowboy and I have been married since 2002, and mighty happily so.


I'm a mother of three young children.  I stay at home and homeschool them.  I was homeschooled myself, K-12, as a matter of fact.


I'm a writer.  I've been writing fiction for more than twenty years now, since I was fourteen and decided I didn't want to be a veterinarian after all.  I've been telling stories for as long as I can remember, though, and my parents have a couple of one-paragraph stories I typed up on Mom's old manual typewriter when I was six or seven.  
I'm currently a columnist for the newspaper Priarie Times and a staff writer for Femnista, an online webzine devoted to art, literature, history, and entertainment.  

I won a contest from Rooglewood Press in 2016 with my Sleeping Beauty retelling, "The Man on the Buckskin Horse," which is now available in the anthology Five Magic Spindles.  I have since independently published two books, Cloaked (2017) and Dancing and Doughnuts (2018), which you can learn more about by clicking here.



I also have a book-oriented blog called The Edge of the Precipice that I invite you to visit!  And I'm on Instagram now, aren't I fancy?

I have a BA in Liberal Arts with concentrations (like minors) in English and History.


I love to read, write, watch movies, crochet, bake, cook, and play in the dirt.  I have yet to grow up.  But when I do grow up, I want to be a fairy godmother.


And I have a deep need to hug fictional characters.  Just so you know.


13 comments:

  1. Please hug Holden Caulfield then. If ever a sad fictional character needed a hug it is Holden.

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    1. Only if I can manage to hug him without having to read Catcher in the Rye again :-)

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  2. I just came across your blog from Lory @ The Emerald City's blog and I'm really enjoying going through your back posts. You have a great blog!

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    1. Welcome! I'm glad you're enjoying some of my archives :-) I look forward to getting to know you better.

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  3. Hey Hamlette! I was so surprised when I read this: I'm WELS too! Looking forward to reading your posts! :)

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    1. Abby P., how cool! You are one of the first WELS bloggers I've encountered, that I know of. Glad to know you!

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  4. You're a rebellious writer! THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY! Thank you!!!! I literally just looked up #RebelliousWriting because I wanted to know how many people have joined, and your blog was one of the ones that popped up!!! THANK YOU.

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    1. Gray, that's cool that it did! I definitely am. I have two posts about #RebelliousWriting that I've been working on for like a month now, but still haven't finished.

      I should add one of the buttons to my "About Me" pages too, huh?

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  5. Hello, nice to meet you!!! *hugs* :-D

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    1. Nice to meet you too, MiddleEarthMusician!

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    2. You are a lot huggier in comments than you are in real-life, Mem. XD

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  6. Heyo Hamlette!! It's great to meet you!! :D

    And I wanted to let you know that I tagged you for the Get To Know Me Tag over at my blog. :D

    Danielle | silverphoenixwriter.blogspot.com

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