Déjà vu – Revisited

How can you feel like you’ve come home – in a place you’ve never been? I’m not sure, but after ten days in Denmark and Romania, that’s how it felt when we arrived in Holzhausen, Germany, home of the Wycliffe Center and about an hour outside Frankfurt. I felt like I’d...

Unexpected Charm in Margau, Romania

Nobody told us where we were going, exactly. Our host simply waved us into his un-air-conditioned van and then shot out of Heudin like the tires were on fire. Grinning, he whipped around curves and bounced over ruts as though this was a roller coaster, not an aging...

Explore History in Arhus, Denmark

In the middle of the busy port city of Arhus, Denmark, there is a quiet entrance to another world. Den Gamle By is a living history museum, showcasing the Denmark of Hans Christian Andersen’s day. I’ve been on a writing assignment here in Denmark, but this...

Escape to St. Simons Island, Georgia

As a writer, settings play a huge part in my stories. I almost always start a novel by imagining a place—whether from real life or my imagination. When I’m location scouting, I think about the way a place feels, the unique flowers and smells, whether it’s noisy or...