Mostly, I write books. Except when I write other stuff. My “other stuff” has appeared in various journals and magazines, and occasionally pops up on the web. Here are a few things I’ve written that you might enjoy … or not …
An article about observing the seasons of the liturgical year, Sabbathkeeping, and otherwise finding holy places in time. Published in Adventist Today.
Christ or Constantine Why the Roman Emperor Constantine is not one of my heroes. Published in the Adventist Review.
This is Me in Grade Nine, Baby An article I wrote about teaching Grade Nine, back when I used to do that.
Women of the Bible
Besides writing books about Biblical characters, I’ve also written a series of articles about them, originally published in Women of Spirit. Here are a few:
I not only write Biblical fiction, but enjoy reading it. Here’s an article I wrote about various works of Biblical fiction I’ve enjoyed:
And now for something completely different…my “self-publishing” corner!
Ten Thousand Years, v. 2.0 This story appeared in the Newfoundland Writers’ Guild anthology, A Charm Against the Pain (Flanker Press, 2006). Unfortunately, due to a horrendous oversight that occurred during the very lengthy editorial process for the anthology (an oversight that was entirely my fault, not that of the editors), the version of the story that appeared was not the one I had intended to submit, but a much earlier draft. I decided to post the “final” version of the story (which contains the seeds of my unpublished novel Prone to Wander) here on my site, just so I can feel better knowing it’s “out there.”
Prevely in a Secrete Place I wrote this story in 1994 and it won first prize in the Newfoundland Arts and Letters Competition — the only time I have ever had a first-place finish in this annual contest. It was published in the Arts and Letters booklet the following year … so apparently this is the best short story I’ve ever written, and it’s been read by hardly anyone. Here’s my chance to remedy that.
Yugoslavia Obviously the mid-90s was a high point for me and the Arts and Letters, because in 95 I placed second in the non-fiction category with this essay — and then never won anything, in any category, again. This essay was written in 1995, at the height of the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, about a trip I took there in 1987. It’s never been published anywhere, so now I’m self-publishing it, and I get to put a couple of pictures in too! (This is an absolutely true story: the only detail I have changed is the name of the friend with whom I travelled, in case she doesn’t want her youthful adventures published on the Internet).
Confessions of an Ex-Patriot This was originally titled “Why I am Not a Canadian” or something like that, and it was published in TickleAce several years ago. It’s the only vaguely political piece I’ve ever written, but it’s really more of a memoir than anything.
I don’t normally write fanfic, but in June 2004 I produced this little “gem” because I was so frustrated with the series finale of what used to be my favourite sitcom. If you read it you’ll see why I don’t write much fanfic.
Finally, a secret bonus …
Here’s the prologue (still kind of rough) to my new work-in-progress. If I know you and trust you, send me an email and I’ll give you the password to read it.