Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Mother Cabrini: America's First Saint Was an Immigrant


Who became a citizen in Seattle!

My latest article in Our Sunday Visitor Newsweekly.
Mother Cabrini: an immigrant who shows us the way

"Nearly 100 years after her death, the saint shows how we as a Church and nation should care for those coming to our country."





Monday, February 27, 2017

A Writer's Siblings

It's not always easy having a brother or sister who's a writer.
Just keep writing. (And don't get excited if family members don't get excited about what you've written.)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Strange World of Self-Promotion

Book-signing events can be... well... less than ideal.
Just keep writing. (And pushing what you've written.)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Parenting: The Never-Ending Adventure

"Student loans and steady income? Oh, Daddy! I'm going to write best sellers."
Just keep writing. (And be gentle to the old folks.)



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Fatima: A Celebration 100 Years in the Making

"Pope St. John Paul II, patron of party planners.
"No, that’s not any sort of official title, but it certainly fits. And it’s a good one to keep in mind in 2017 as the world marks the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s visit to three young children in Fatima, Portugal."


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Revenge of the Novelist

The pen is mightier than a lot of things. Including schoolmate bullies.

Just keep writing. (And do your best to avoid lawsuits.)