So what could possibly compel me to write a world full of mushrooms? Well, I love mushrooms. That’s a start. Then there’s the concept of purpose. Purpose is a big deal in life—it brings meaning and identity to us. It has to be supplied by external factors (like a deity), or it’s just a meaningless … Continue reading Why I Wrote Ayphae
Who are the murmuring mushrooms ... and what are they up to? Read this excerpt from Ayphae and see if you can guess the answer.
(By Nicole Vroon) When Ian and I first started walking down this road of self-publishing and marketing we had no idea what we were doing or the steps to take. We were naive and just thought hey, this is a good book if we slap it up on Amazon the people will come right? Oh … Continue reading 5 Reasons NOW is the Best Time to be an Author
I love the characters in my books—even the so-called villains! As I write them, they come alive. I love their depth and subtleties. In these short stories you’ll find a glimpse of each person during an important life event. I hope you're as intrigued with them as I am.
Today I grace you with more words that displease me. Beware, all who use these words—you might elicit a disapproving glare! As usual, it’s my pious pleasure and pedantic privilege to share those words with you now. Enjoy volume 2, plebes. Pulchritudinous • This word just means “physically beautiful.” But can you really see someone … Continue reading Words I Abhor – Vol 2
And so we return from Canada. Five days of intense vacation Bible school, listening ears and forged relationships. The kids were sad to see us go at the end, and the feeling was mutual. I felt more confident this year than in previous trips. The Cree native village where Nicole and I ministered—Stanley Mission—usually has … Continue reading Mission to Canada – we’re back!
Reisor took a seat, adjusting himself on the wooden bleacher. The bleachers were set up in a circle inside the giant tent—and right in the center, a stage gleamed under the glow of shroomlamps. Dane would perform there any minute. Reisor clenched and unclenched his fists, swallowing. It would be fine…it would be just fine. … Continue reading Siblings
Every summer, I go to a Cree Indian reservation in Canada. This year will be the second time my wife Nicole joins me. We do this because, like everyone, the people there need Jesus. The wealth of his love for them is unseen—if we don’t go, who will? The kids love us too. They come … Continue reading Mission to Canada
So my wife was looking over Ayphae the other day and noticed the yeast marshes were violet. She made a note: "Not everything has to be purple, you know."
We all have words we detest. Some of our lexicon is simply abominable. I have my own share of vocabulary I abhor—unfairly or not—and it’s my pious pleasure and pedantic privilege to share those words with you now. Enjoy, plebes. Rectify • This word may seem perfectly fine by itself. Unfortunately, it bears a remarkable … Continue reading Words I Abhor – Vol 1