ACFW 2019 Pre-Conference Mix n’ Mingle

Thanks so much to Janine for hosting this. I am counting down the days until conference. I so need this time away. Name: Amanda Cox Location: Chattanooga, TN What you write/tagline/trademark: I write contemporary stories of hope, healing, and home. Place in the book world: My debut novel releases Fall 2020 with Revell. Hopefully it will have an official title … More ACFW 2019 Pre-Conference Mix n’ Mingle

The Tale of A Trashcan Salamander: Don’t Let Your Circumstances Define You

I almost titled this post “The Tail of A Trashcan Salamander.” See what silly punniness I (almost) stopped myself from indulging in ;). One unusually quiet fall morning, I sipped my coffee, cherishing the few minutes of quiet between my husband leaving for work and my hungry-bird kiddos waking to demand to be fed the … More The Tale of A Trashcan Salamander: Don’t Let Your Circumstances Define You

Flash Fiction: Possibilities in Pink Frosting

Life’s been a little nutty, with vacations, school starting back, appointments, new pet, taking care of an elderly pet…crazy ordinary life stuff….so this piece took me a little longer to complete than I originally intended. I hope you all enjoy this fun flash fiction piece inspired by a GIF posted to my Facebook page by … More Flash Fiction: Possibilities in Pink Frosting

Why you won’t see me standing calmly while my child cries on the grocery store floor…..

There have been a few photos going viral of parents standing calmly by with a serene looks on their faces as a child thrashes on the floor in the throes of a tantrum. Commenters celebrate what a great gift they are giving their child by supporting the child’s emotional expression. I’m not here to judge. … More Why you won’t see me standing calmly while my child cries on the grocery store floor…..