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2014 Debut Christian Fiction, Part 2

When I decided to do this series just a few days ago, I imagined it might go three, maybe four posts. But I put out a call on the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) loop, and minutes later my email box was flooded with replies from debut Christian fiction authors. As of right now, this series Read More

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2014 Debut Christian Fiction, Part 1

I’ve always loved supporting debut authors. It’s not easy breaking into fiction publishing–it’s seems as if there are fewer rookie authors every year as publishers take fewer risks. And once the author does get that first book published, then they somehow have to let the world know it’s available and convince readers that they must read Read More

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When Life Takes a Detour

We brought our youngest to college this past Sunday. Yes, college. Not kindergarten or middle school or even high school, but college. I have no clue how he got so old so fast! By Saturday morning he was all packed with one important exception: he didn’t have his trombone. Have no fear, he’d just brought Read More

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What’s Up Next?

First, I want to thank all my readers for supporting me on this writing journey. Your encouragement and prayers make this writing road trip much easier to navigate. (Sorry, couldn’t help the road trip analogy–I’ve just spent the last two days in the car!) Anyway, a number of people have been asking me What’s Up Read More

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Lessons From Our Cat – Just Be Yourself

I love watching our cat, Kisses. She’s totally got a *catitude*. One minute she’s jumping on your lap and swabbing your face in kisses, then suddenly she’s nipping at your fingers. During the day, she sleeps and sleeps and sleeps and looks adorable doing so, curled up in a ball on my office chair or stretched out Read More

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Chatting with Rose Ross Zediker

I’ve had the great pleasure of getting to know Rose Ross Zediker through Inkspirational Messages. 2014 has been a pretty good year for Rose with two novels releasing, THE WIDOW’S SUITOR in February, and now SWEET ON THE COWGIRL this month, and, as you’ll see below, 2015 promises to be even busier! Rose graciously took a few Read More

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What True Love Is …

Today I celebrate 27 years together with my husband, Marvin. It’s been a fast 27 years, filled with a lot of ups and downs (mostly ups!) and a whole bunch of everyday moments. It’s living and loving through those everyday moments–doing dishes, mowing the lawn, changing diapers, etc.–when the euphoria of love has quieted, that shows what Read More

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Kym McNabney and Christian PenPals Ministry

When I put out the call for influencers this past spring, one of the responders was author Kym McNabney. I’d seen her name before through ACFW, but didn’t know her. Since then I’ve learned she loves stories and loves to write, just like I do, but what impresses me most is where she spends her volunteer Read More