7 Quick Takes Friday (or not)


I’m not able to write my own post because I was speaking in Houston tonight, but I lo forward to reading all of yours! P.S. I got to meet Holly Ordway, a fellow Ignatius author whose atheist-to-Catholic bo, Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms, just came out this week. Check it… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes Friday

I couldn’t get my post together for this week (taking a 10-day vacation with young children probably having something to do with it), but I lo forward to reading everyone else’s. Have a great weekend, everyone! Happy Feast of the Assumption! ——————

7 Quick Takes Friday – off at Edel edition!


I can’t believe that after all these months, the E Gathering is finally here! I’ll be updating on Instagram and , and you can follow the fun by checking out the #e14 hashtag. 7 Quick Takes will be hosted by Carolyn Svellinger, so head on over there to read everyone’s posts! Carolyn is a super-talented artist… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes – Happy 4th of July!

I’ll be out doing 4th of July stuff — none of them involving fireworks — so I don’t have a post for this week, but I lo forward to reading yours! Happy 4th of July! ———-

The Antagonist

Our family in 2004 -- the time period during which I met the antagonist in SOTG.

I’m in NYC doing bo tour stuff this week! You can follow along with my adventures on and Instagram. While I’m out running around, I wanted to re-run an updated version of a post I originally wrote back in March 2012, when I had finished the final big re-write of the bo. It’s about Chapter… [Continue Reading]

NYC, let’s do this!

I just got word that Ignatius is sending me to the Big Apple for a bo tour stop! I’ll be in New York City the week of June 2nd, including visiting some of the surrounding areas like Connecticut. We have a few events nailed down, which I’ll post about soon, but there’s room in the schedule… [Continue Reading]

Contest winners!…will be announced next week

Standing at the back of the room with an overtired baby at an end-of-year ceremony. But on the plus side,  I got to hang out with our pastor,  Fr. Dean!

Hi, everyone! I just wanted to pop in to say that the Something Other than God release party has now wrapped up, and I will post winners on Monday, May 26th. I was hoping to be able to select the winners sooner, but it’s going to take a while to taste all the drinks, meditate on… [Continue Reading]

Holy Week

I know I said I’d put up the form for us to talk about fabulous things to do in NYC and DC this week, but I’m going to hold off until next week. Things are about to get crazy — in a good and very fun way — and it feels right to spend most… [Continue Reading]