Coffee Thoughts was an idea I had to keep a daily blog rolling. These posts will be periodic and free-flowing, with many different thoughts. As for my first ever coffee thought, I think introductions are a good way to get started.
If you haven’t already guessed, I’m Alex, and I enjoy writing, reading, and exploring the world. I have finished and published two separate novels. One is a Christian fantasy book called The Shadow of Our Stars. And the other, which is a historical mystery, is The Victorian Vigilante. Both books were largely written during the COVID pandemic and have mature themes about life, death, and personal sacrifice.
Currently, I am typing the second draft of my murder mystery novel, The Highland Tour. A book that came to me while traveling in Scotland in 2022. This book has been an absolute joy to write, and I’m so excited to get it finished by the end of the year! Very similar to Ruth Ware and Lucy Foley’s novels, this has a complex plot with different points of view that make it interesting from start to finish.
Now for the thoughts:
I was thinking the other day about sharing beauty with others. While hiking the Pool of Winds in Washington, I thought about the end result of the hike. The massive gust of icy water hitting your face in a cave-like waterfall— the perfect way to spend a hot day. This isn’t our first time doing this hike. In fact, I think this is the sixth or seventh time. But the beauty remains even after all those other times. When we arrived at the end, you only had a few moments to see it before you kindly stepped aside to allow others to see it. That has become part of the fun for me— watching others fall in love with the sight just like I have. Sometimes sharing is more enjoyable than trying to collect it for yourself, especially when you see something that God has created so brilliantly. Just a thought.