Book Club Babble

Writing process. Plot formation. Backstory. Themes. Characterization. Those of us who love books and writing can talk endlessly about all the components of story creation.

And every conversation’s unique.

Like this one, for example. If you’re up for yet one more interview, listen in as I talk with Tabitha Lord, founder of the outstanding site Book Club Babble, on The Author’s Cut about the creation of Sugar Birds, nature as setting, and more.

If you’d rather read, you’ll find our similar written exchange in her Book Club Babble interview HERE:

But if you’re DONE with interviews, I get that. Feel free to scroll down and instead let some beauty from earlier this week wash over you.

Meanwhile, in a few days I’m heading to California for a writing retreat and time with family. My laptop will be closed and stowed most of the time, so don’t look for new posts until November 20.

I’ll have more for you then. 🧡


What is it about clouds? Pics and posts from earlier this week:


Leaf-stained. 🍁🍂



Wizard of Oz?



Because shadows make beams, too.

“See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.”

—Luke 11:35


Thanks for stopping by, friends. Glad you’re here.

Watching Nature, Seeing Life: Through His Creation, God Speaks.


P.S. Have you read Sugar Birds yet? Get it HERE.

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Love the outdoors? I can take you there. Rural & wild PNW posts and photos from a naturalist, faith writer, and author of three books, including the award-winning novel Sugar Birds. Member of Redbud Writers Guild.

2 thoughts on “Book Club Babble

  1. Oh these images, especially Leafstained and ShadowBeams…you know what I’m thinkin’! Also thrilled that Sugar BIrds has won MULTIPLE awards, which reassures me that in some places there is still justice in the world.

    I have a very rare afternoon to read today, and I’ve pulled out Goose Ridge to visit with you a bit. Some day in person east coast or west.


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