Moonrise on Jupiter

A Glimpse into the Thoughts & Imaginings of Vibeke Hiatt

Tips from a Stay-at-Home Mom for Staying at Home

We are living through an unusual time right now in our nation and throughout the world. With the threat of the Coronavirus and many people being forced to stay at home, it requires an unexpected change of pace and routine. Read more…


Remember the Audience

A phrase I often heard from high school and college writing teachers was: “Remember your audience.” When writing a story, an article, an essay, an advertisement, or anything else, a writer needs to think about who their intended audience is. Read more…


PSA: The Half-birthday Problem

There is a problem in our world that affects millions of people every year and most of us don’t realize it. It’s a problem beyond our control, but a problem nonetheless. Millions of people are unable to celebrate their half-birthday. Read more…


Attending the Life, the Universe, and Everything Symposium

Last year, with the support of my husband, Brett, I decided to get more serious about the writing craft, which included attending writing conferences. In Utah, though, writing conferences aren’t very common, and affordable ones for families on tight budgets Read more…


My Impressions of Andrew Davies’ Sanditon

While watching PBS with my son one Saturday morning a few weeks ago, I saw an advertisement for a new series on Masterpiece: Sanditon. I was familiar with this unfinished Jane Austen book in name only, but I was interested Read more…


My Teenage Broken Heart

At a young age, I wanted to be in love. Don’t ask why—I don’t know the answer. I do know that I was taught by friends and sisters to have crushes on boys and my imagination ran away with that Read more…


Book Review: Collateral Damage by Taylor Simonds

How would you react if superheroes were real, carrying out battles with villains in your city on a daily basis? For Meg Sawyer, it’s not like the comic books. Meg isn’t blinded by feelings of hero worship and gratitude. In Read more…


Each Person’s Story

When I was eight, my Grandma gave me a family tree. She knew something I didn’t know at the time: I love genealogy. I would look at that pedigree chart and study the charts and sheets in my parents’ genealogy Read more…


Refocus

I lost my focus. It happened gradually, as it usually does. Over the past few days, I’ve tried to write some ideas that have been in my head for a long time, but they won’t come out right. The only Read more…


Longhand Writing

At first, I wrote everything by hand out of necessity. When I was thirteen, we didn’t have smartphones or tablets. We didn’t even have palm pilots, the original handheld device. Laptops were rare—and no one was bringing them to school. Read more…