This Everbloom book trailer, created by Paraclete Press (2017), describes the concept of this recent release.


Speaking on Loving my Transgender Sibling with the Love of Christ at the Wheaton Academy Chapel, Spring 2016


Speaking link:

Based upon books and current creative projects including:
Advent Traditions, The Nativity through the Ages, Living Incarnationally in All Seasons, Learning to Love When it’s Hard, The Healing Relationship Between Music and Dementia, Resurgence of Poetry (the Instagram Poets), Why Questing for Beauty Matters, Invoking Holy Creativity, Being the Beloved of Christ – Strategies for Combatting Temptation, Equipping Parents to Teach Writing at Home, Turn Off Your Phone and Save Your Brain!, Reading Still Matters, “Read 1,ooo Books Before Writing Yours”- quote from author Linda Sue Park.

Past engagements:
Dupage Literary Conference Keynote, 2015

Wheaton Academy Chapel, 2016
Numerous Book Club, Bible Study and Retreat Events (2014-2017)

ELCA Librarian Conference – September, 2016

Community Fellowship Church – November, 2016

Write On Door County – November, 2016

The Little Traveler – December, 2016

Writing Pantheon Seminar – January, 2017 – 2018

Church of the Resurrection Women’s Retreat – February, 2017

Prairie Path Books – May, 2017

CBA Unite – June 2017

The Little Traveler – December 2017

Writing for Your Life Conference, Belmont University – February, 2018

The Writing Pantheon Parents Workshop – February, 2018

Beautiful promotional video for A Minor by Circle of Seven Productions.



Chopin’s F Minor Piano Concerto played by Lang Lang in January of 2012. The most important piece of music in A Minor – A Novel of Love, Music and Memory

Chopin’s F Minor Piano Concerto

Talking with Larry and Kathy on WOCA radio. Both of these radio hosts have brought music into nursing homes and seen great results:

In the Sitting Room podcast with radio host Kathy Chiero talking about my relationship with my transgender sibling:″>