A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes

Tick...tick...tick... A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes swept me into a world that somehow made me feel as if I had been simultaneously swept into the past and the future. She brilliantly weaves impoverished archaic communities with enough futuristic tech to remind me that I’m visiting a time many years after terrorist attacks that … Continue reading A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes

B.R.A.G. Medallion

I'm so excited to share that Astray has received the B.R.A.G. Medallion! In case you aren't familiar with this award, and you probably aren't, B.R.A.G. stands for Book Readers Appreciation Group. IndieBRAG, LLC is an organization that seeks to find and support talented Indie (self-published) authors. You can find out more about who they are … Continue reading B.R.A.G. Medallion

Guatemala Mission Trip Part 1: The “Molly Metaphor”

The night before our flight to Guatemala we brought our bags to church and our cat (Molly) to a friend’s house. She complained most of the way. My daughter held her carrier in her lap, occasionally giving her treats, which made her happy…for a moment. As we traveled in this manner, attempting to console Molly, … Continue reading Guatemala Mission Trip Part 1: The “Molly Metaphor”