What Was I Thinking? – Publishing a Book Series

Source I often write when I’m grieving, upset, or have a strong emotion. It’s a way for me to process the emotions and get them out. This wouldn’t be a problem for me except for the fact I… Read More

Printing Choices – Publishing a Book Series

This story starts a few years back at a women’s conference out on the coast. I had been looking over the contents of the book table when I saw a book called Soul Custody by Stephen W. Smith…. Read More

Diving Into Publishing – Publishing a Book Series

You’ve been working on some writing and are considering the possibility of self-publishing down the road, but it looks like a large, unmanageable jungle. You’re not sure where to even start and thus ask a question I often… Read More

Behind the Scenes – Publishing a Book Series

Note: As part of my work with Stories to Tell, I’m starting a series of blog posts about the writing and publishing of my next book. I’ll still be posting about other topics as well, but this will… Read More

Needed Rest

Once I was seated on the plane during my first leg of the trip, it didn’t take me long to pull out a book to read.  I had been looking forward to that moment for two months.  Well,… Read More

“Broken Blessings” by Christine Elder

“Broken Blessings” by Christine Elder Art by Jeff Tiner I once heard Paul Young, author of “The Shack”, say that he no longer asked God to bless anything he did but if there was something God was blessing… Read More

Spirit Water Publications Website

For those of you who may not know, I have a website for my books and photography. If you are interested in taking a look at them or at all the newsletters (what I did before the blog),… Read More

Silverton Friends Bazaar

My photography, matted poetry, and books are being sold this weekend at the Silverton Friends Bazaar in Silverton, Oregon, Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. I will be there working a shift on Friday late afternoon,… Read More


I’ve been busy working on reorganizing my website. After working on Stacey’s last week, adding oodles of photographs to the photo gallery, now I am working on updating my own. Her website was a lot more fun because… Read More

April 2009 – “I’ve Got Brains in My Head and Feet in My Shoes!”

April 2009 Newsletter From My Website www.SpiritWaterPublications.com “I’ve Got Brains in My Head and Feet in My Shoes!” Quietly, I make my way along the light-lit path and out onto the deck of the Pentacle Theatre. I can… Read More