Welcome to Forest Idylls

Moments of hope in a forest of hardship

Published Short Stories


Sometimes it takes more courage to live than to die.


Your past does not define your future.


A mask cannot hide who you are.

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Oh my goodness. What a crazy month. Besides having two straight weeks of company (which, don’t get me wrong, was great fun and I wouldn’t trade for the world!), I also accepted a volunteer position on the ACFW VA board of directors to be social media coordinator. So, I’ve been trying to acclimate to that… Continue reading Courage


For anyone who does not follow me on social media, this week’s post is simple: I got another short story published! One of my stranger stories about a man discovering the truth of who he is through masks, I wasn’t sure “Masks” would ever find a home, but when I read about Heart of Flesh… Continue reading Masks

LCWC Part Two

In case you missed it, last week I wrote about the first day of the Lancaster Christian Writers Conference. This week I’m summarizing the second day. Saturday was a much more full day. It started at 8:30 AM which wouldn’t have been nearly so painful if I hadn’t woken up at 3:30 AM with insomnia,… Continue reading LCWC Part Two

LCWC Part One

I had the pleasure of attending the Lancaster Christian Writers Conference last week (Yes, that is where I did the pitch I was freaking out about…I’ll tell you about it later), and it was just so excellent! I had to share a few of the highlights with you: Keynote 1 by Bob Hostetler – The Gifted… Continue reading LCWC Part One


I’ve been writing stories since I was 8-years-old. Find out about my works-in-progress and read some short stories on my page Writing!


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About Me

I am a faithful Christian, a hopeful writer, and a hopeless romantic. I love hats, cross-stitching, magic, and reading. Find out more in my Just Me page.

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