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 close onto 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 edited my college's literary magazine for two years, have had a couple pieces published in magazines like The Lutheran Educator and Guideposts, and several stories published online.  I'm now a staff writer for Femnista, an online webzine devoted to art, literature, history, and entertainment.  And my short story "The Man on the Buckskin Horse" is getting published in the anthology Five Magic Spindles this summer.


One of these days, I'll try publishing one of my novels, if I ever write one I think is good enough.  I also write fanfiction for the 1960s TV show Combat!, which you can read on the fansite I co-run, Fruit Salad.  My call sign there is White Queen (because I love Sgt. Saunders, whose call sign is White Rook, of course).

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.



18 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. I like your movie reviews. I'd like to read your thoughts about the WWII epic miniseries "Band of Brothers" and "The Pacific".

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    1. Thanks! You may be shocked to learn I've never seen either of those. But I would really like to, so I'm sure when I do, I'll post about them :-)

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  4. Hey. I was introduced to your blog from "Phyllis Loves Classic Movies". I'm co-hosting the 'Olivia de Havilland Blogathon' with her. As another fellow classic film blogger, I often host blogathons of my own. I have two more blogathons coming up, and I would love to invite you to participate in them. The links are below with more details.

    https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2016/05/28/announcing-the-joan-crawford-blogathon/

    https://crystalkalyana.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/announcing-the-second-annual-barrymore-trilogy-blogathon/

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    1. Hi, Crystal! Thanks for the invites -- I'm participating in the Olivia de Haviallnd blogathon (as you probably know). I'm afraid I'm not that big a fan of the Barrymores or Joan Crawford -- I've seen them in a few things, but not many. Thanks for thinking of me, though! I'm really looking forward to the OdH event next month :-)

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  5. Hi, I'm Christina Wehner and I wanted to send out an invitation to the Character in Costume Blogfest. It is dedicated to all things related to costumes, make-up, casting choices, whether or not an actor looks like a character in a book. More information can be found here.

    https://christinawehner.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/announcing-the-characters-in-costume-blogfest-fiction-and-film/

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    1. Thanks for the invite, Christina! I'll check that out -- sounds interesting.

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  6. Have you read David Copperfield?

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    1. MC, yes, I've read David Copperfield. And Oliver Twist and Hard Times and Great Expectations.

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    2. Okay, I was just wondering if so because there is a line in DC where it mentions Hamlet and Soliloquy in the same sentence.

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    3. Ahhh. Yeah, Hamlet is pretty famous for his soliloquies :-)

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  7. Hi there! I'm hosting an Anne of Green Gables Read Along starting this month. I'd love to have you join! Here's the info post: https://greenishbookshelf.com/2017/05/01/announcing-the-anne-of-green-gables-read-along-2017/ :)

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    1. Thanks, Jane! But I actually just read all the Anne books last year, and I have zero spare reading time right now because I'm judging the INSPY awards and have 5 thick books to read in 6 weeks. If it weren't for the INSPYs, actually, I would be tempted to just re-read it because read-alongs are fun! I might pop in and out in the comments anyway ;-)

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