Tag: Personal Memoirs

The Animals In Our Lives

The following is my Introduction to the new book, The Animals In Our Lives: Stories of Companionship and Awe. The talented writers (and myself) who contributed to this book share winsome and varied experiences with dogs, cats, sheep, horses, backyard birds, woodland deer, and many other creatures. We show how animals—pets, farm animals, and wildlife—have…

BRAVE WHIMSY and VULNERABILITY

Janyne had the courage to push back the curtain and reveal her feelings of being an “imposter,” of dissociative pain and struggles and their root causes. We agree with Pathway to Hope director, Kiersten Adkins, who Janyne and her books, “May her courage inspire us to find safe spaces for ourselves and be those safe spaces for others.”

Does a virus catch us, or do we catch a virus?

The news, social media, and our attention has been occupied by the Corona Virus sweeping the world and Covid-19 case numbers increasing daily, Meanwhile, our publishing schedule is interrupted, author events canceled, and I haven’t posted here for a while. The following story (which I wrote and posted for my Facebook friends two days ago)…

Current Buzz – Feb. 2020

Over a month into 2020 we’ve had some surprises as well as some planned happenings. In this post I’ll share with you some of the surprises. One of our authors has garnered increased media attention lately: Hostage In Taipei : A True Story of Forgiveness and Hope by McGill Alexander This memoir by now-retired South…

On Veteran’s Day – Honoring Our Authors Who Have Served

Today (and every Veterans Day) we especially acknowledge and thank these Cladach Authors who have served in the Armed Forces of their Country and the cause of freedom: 1. John Buzzard Served in the U.S. Navy during Operation Desert Storm. Buzzard tells a lot of his Navy experience in his memoir Storm Tossed (under the…

Everything I Need to Know About Publishing I Learned from my Preacher Father

Organizing, scheduling, holding meetings were necessary. But loving God and loving people mattered most. Whether or not I heard that expressed in so many words, I definitely “caught” the mindset. As a publisher I want to see sales and increase distribution. I want well-edited and designed books, I want engaged authors, reliable print providers, and enthusiastic book reviewers. I want customers to buy our books. But most of all I want to experience God’s presence in all we do.

Season of Anticipation

Welcome, November! A season of change and anticipation. Here in Colorado we can see “every season in every season.” A sudden chill may hit and bring snow in October or November. Then back to 60 and 70 degree sunny days. But no matter where you live, change is in the air. As we anticipate upcoming…

Grace to Mothers and Fathers Grieving Aborted Babies

Mother’s Day is painful for many people, for the bereaved, the childless, and those who suffer from post-abortion grief. Not long so, my husband and I visited a friend in his home. Though he’s been married more than once, he has no children. Speaking of that fact, he got a little misty-eyed. Then he pointed…

Healing and Resilience after Trauma

A lively and profound conversation worth the listening time. Janyne McConnaughey and Patti Shene of Blog Talk Radio discuss topics especially helpful for anyone who has experienced childhood trauma, for anyone who has children in their life, or anyone who works with children. Fittingly, the radio program is titled, “Step Into the Light.”

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