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 lively youngsters.  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.  

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 three books: Cloaked (2017), Dancing and Doughnuts (2018), and One Bad Apple (2020).  You can learn more about those by clicking here.

I also have another blog called Hamlette's Soliloquy that I invite you to visit!  I post movie reviews, writing news, and other fun stuff there.  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.


15 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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  7. What is a fairy Godmother?

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    1. AI, have you ever read or seen any version of Cinderella? A fairy godmother steps in when someone is in need and offers unexpected help, wisdom, or understanding. Or simply gives a good, unexpected, undeserved gift. Whether it's granting a wish or helping make a dream come true, or simply providing needed encouragement and assistance, a fairy godmother helps when help is needed.

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