Dream Bold! Break through Walls! Possess the Gatekeeper’s Key!

Here’s a treat for our RUBY Magazine readers! I’m excited to announce my latest book, The Gatekeeper’s Key, is nominated for the Christian Indie Award for 2018 in the devotional genre. Yes! I choose to dream bold.

The book literally grew from a dream and an allegorical short story I wrote in January 2016, related to my spiritual journey as a writer. That year, I wrote and recorded three other audio posts, simultaneously published in RUBY Magazine, which eventually became full chapters in the book.

If you’ve ever felt stuck within walled confines, paralyzed by fear, intimidated by risk, blocked from crossing the threshold of your full potential into the field of your dreams, desires, or calling in life, the metaphorical story-world meditations I explore in The Gatekeeper’s Key provide hope to help you persevere in uncertain days. Learn to discern your place and season, with encouragement to see purpose in boundaries, find comfort in trials, and gain fortitude in going forth. I use short story, personal testimony, excerpts from classic literature, visual imagery, challenge questions for discussion, and journal prompts for writing assignments to draw you before the Gatekeeper with the Keys.

Enjoy this RUBY exclusive, abridged short story excerpt from chapter one of The Gatekeeper’s Key. Chapters two through seven further explore the book’s themes, inspired by this allegory—one key at a time . . . 

CLICK BELOW to read in the digital version of RUBY Magazine, March 2018:

READ the ENTIRE EXCERPT on the Special Feature Page at the RUBY BLOG!

CLICK HERE to order the glossy print edition of RUBY Magazine, March 2018.

CLICK BELOW to enjoy the dramatized audio version of chapter one (abridged) from The Gatekeeper’s Key, with links to THREE other audio dramatization excerpts from chapters in the book.

Four chapter audio excerpts from The Gatekeepers Key

CLICK to listen to Chapter 1, PLUS LINKS to 3 more chapter audio excerpts!

Support my writing goals for 2018 with your VOTE for The Gatekeeper’s Key in the devotional genre for the Christian Indie Award 2018. Access the BALLOT HERE:

Thank you!

Sharing Dream Bold! Break through Walls! Possess the Gatekeeper’s Key! this week with:

Literacy Musing Mondays

Create With Joy

Homemaking Party

Vintage Mama’s Cottage


Pink Saturday

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About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at TheWritersReverie.com and blogs at PageantWagonPublishing.com.


  1. This looks simply awesome, I will save this in my Pinterest today. So happy I found your blog post at the create with me monday! Yay!

  2. Congratulations Kathy! That is exciting!
    You are most welcome to drop by with your favorite beverage & tasty treat for a time of allegorical reflection.

    • Joy to you, Jennifer! Prepping chicken salad tea sandwiches for my daughter’s baby shower today. Reflecting on how time flies!! Dreaming bold for my new grand-guy!

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