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 on this page.

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.



12 comments:

  1. I love your expanded explanation of who you are. I always appreciate it when bloggers share more insights about themselves. Readers really do appreciate it. It is a personal touch that goes a long way.

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    1. Thanks! I feel the same way -- that most of the blogs I really like are the ones that share something about who the writer is and not just giving opinions about things. There are a few exceptions, but it's easier to understand someone's opinions and relate to them if you know a little of where they're coming from.

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  2. Hi! I'd like to send you a message about the Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife blog; but I don't see a contact e-mail. Might you be willing to message me? sister-daughter-mother-wife (at) googlegroups.com would work. Thanks!

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  3. movie-lover and writer here too. nice to meet you.

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    1. Nice to "meet" you too, Michelle! Glad you happened upon my blog :-)

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  4. Hi Hamlette,
    Just wanted to let you know my sister Katherine and I, nominated you for the Liebster award on our blog! https://maidensofgreengables.blogspot.com/
    Grace

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    1. Thanks, Grace (and Katherine)! I'll check it out :-)

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  5. Hi, Rachel!

    Just wanting to invite you to my Lucille Ball blogathon. It's happening waaaaaay out, August 6th-7th, but it's for her 109th birthday. I'd love to have you join. ❤ Carissa

    https://cabdriversandcoffeepots.blogspot.com/2020/04/we-love-lucy-blogathon-lucille-ball.html

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    1. Regency Woman, that looks like fun! I will have to see what I can figure out for it. I used to watch I Love Lucy a lot, so if all else fails, maybe I can figure up a "ten favorite episodes" list or something.

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