History is Stranger than Fiction.

Here's where I post fascinating facts about life, faith, and Mennonites. I may even post a recipe or two to help you put some ethnic color on your table. Want a free story? Sign up to my newsletter.

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We Are Quiet No More

We Are Quiet No More

2022/05/03

Who exactly are the Russian Mennonites and why do they matter? I wrote this article for Jaimee Pifer's blog, another author who is also writing in this genre. Be sure to check out her work. https://jaimeepifer.com/we-are...

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Five Stars from ReaderViews

Five Stars from ReaderViews

2021/11/30

Book reviews are the lifeblood of an author's journey. They motivate and confirm our talent in our chosen venture. This week, I was thrilled to receive this one from Readers Views https://readerviewsarchives.wo...

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Soup's On. Plus your link to the Reprinted Article of 9-22-21

Soup's On. Plus your link to the Reprinted Article of 9-22-21

2021/09/26

Just a few thoughts about the arrival of autumn. Chatting about my soup cravings and providing your link to My article on Russian Mennonites, Intergenerational Trauma and Cultural Sensitivity reprinted by the Niagara-on-the-lake Local News September 22, 2021.

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Reflections on Intergenerational Trauma and Cultural Sensitivity

Reflections on Intergenerational Trauma and Cultural Sensitivity

2021/09/10

My Amazon LinkThe following article was published in the Niagara News, September 9, 2021. Letter-reflections on mennonite and indigenous genocides

Reprinted here: September 9, 2021. 

In 2019, Parliament proclaimed the second week of September as Canadian Mennonite Heritage week. This event celebrates our one hundred and fifty years of contributions to Canada. But who are the Mennonites, and why is this recognition important?

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So, You're a Fiction Writer Now!

So, You're a Fiction Writer Now!

2021/06/04

So, You’re Writing Fiction Now?

The blog is first part of an answer to the question everyone asks: why did you write the book? And the second part of their question which sounds more like a statement, “A series? That’s incredibly ambitious.”

To which I reply “yep.”

I knew I was a Christian author. That book branded me as a serious one. Did I want to stick with this genre? 

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