Thema Literary Magazine

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“The Missing Letters,” Summer 2017

“The Printer’s Out of Ink,” Spring 2015

“Borrowed Eyes,” Autumn 2013

“A Change in Plans,” Summer 2011

“Katrina’s Aftermath,” Autumn 2008    

One might conclude that I love to write for Thema Literary Magazine – and be correct. The challenge to take a theme and figure out what it means to me and a way to express that in the words of a poem, essay, or story makes my mind hum and my fingers tingle. (I also love to read and see what the other writers do with the theme.) The magazine might be a good fit for you if you like the challenge of writing to an unusual theme in each issue or reading the imaginative takes of others. You can check their website here


Editor of A Gypsy Dreaming in Jerusalem by Amoun Sleem; published by Nurturing Faith, 2014

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Children and Youth Magazines

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Cricket Magazine, “Rags and Riches,” September 2011

Highlights for Children, “Celebrate Variety,” February 2005, reprinted in three publications

Guide, “Anna Gives Up,” February 14, 2004    

Educational Publication

Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, “Eleven Life Lessons Learned at the 2000 International Convention,” Summer 2001    

Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, “Youth Tutoring Youth: An Edge for At-Risk High School and Elementary Students,” Summer 1992    

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Church Curriculum

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Writer for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship children’s curriculum, September 2000 – 2010

Heritage Seekers, lead writer of the magazine on Anabaptists, July 2006

Faithsteps, Smyth and Helwys Sunday school for middle children, June 2005

Faithsteps, Smyth and Helwys Sunday school for older children, December 2004

Bible Study for Passportkids, Summer 2004    

Religious Publications

Reflections, One or two weeks annually, Daily Devotionals, 2001 – 2008, 2017

Today’s Christian, “No Room at the Inn,” Nov/Dec 2008 with reprint in The Illinois Baptist, December 2012; 

Lifeglow, “Borrowed Eyes,” February 2004, reprinted in The Lutheran Digest, Summer 2008 and in Thema, Autumn 2013

Baptists Today, “The Big Apple,” December 2001

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Cup of Comfort for Families Touched by Alzheimer’s, “Forgetting, Remembering,” October 2008

Cup of Comfort for Sisters, “The Problem with Paybacks,” October 2004

Writing Magazines

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The Writer, “Ranking Rejection,” December 2017

SCBWI Bulletin, “Preserving the Process,” March/April 2009

Once Upon a Time, “Moving Closer to Eudora?” Winter, 2007; “First Pothole on My Writing Highway,” Fall, 2005

Byline, Great American Bookstore, “Main Street Books,” November 2004

The Writer, winner of First Paragraph Contest, Spring, 1999