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Hot Dish Thursday

What’s a hot dish you ask? Well, if you’re asking that question, you likely don’t live in Minnesota where hot dishes are a staple at all potlucks and many family dinners. A hot dish is created by using a mish-mash of ingredients. Cream of xxxx soups are often involved, as is hamburger, noodles, chicken, rice, Read More

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Meeting the Mysterious Kav

Over at the group blog, Inkspirational Messages, I’ve been greatly blessed to work with several gifted authors one of whom is known to us all as *Kav*. She has the daunting responsibility of winding up our bi-weekly topic, and she always does it with flair. Kav is an amazingly gifted author. One week she’ll have Read More

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Novel Recommendation: The Restorer’s Journey-Expanded Edition

One of the sweetest benefits of being a writer is getting to know other authors, and one of the dearest people I’ve met on my writing journey is Sharon Hinck. Not only is Sharon a gifted storyteller, but she also excels at teaching, mentoring other authors. I admire her joy for God and aspire toward Read More

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Fabulous Fall Fiction – Plus Book Giveaway!

*For Book Giveaway – Read post then see details below* It’s no secret that I’m a picky reader. For me to completely enjoy a novel, it has to have the perfect storm of intelligent prose, believable dialogue, intriguing story, authentic characters, and a satisfying–does not equate to happy–ending. So far in 2012 I’ve read 111 Read More

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Novel Anticipation – October 2012, Part Two

Since the ACFW Conference, I’ve been working non-stop on polishing Hearts at Risk, my Genesis finalist and oft-requested manuscript and have had little time to read. As of right now six of the books from my Novel Anticipation list are still sitting on my shelves waiting to be read, and today I’m adding three more Read More

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My Not-So-Thick Skin

As writers, one admonition we continuously hear is: develop a thick skin. It’s a tough business, one usually filled with more put downs than adoration so it makes sense to construct that thick layer of skin. I actually thought my skin was pretty tough until … Those final round Genesis critiques came back. Whoa. Can Read More

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Novel Anticipation – October 2012, part one

With fall swooping in, God’s been very busy with his paintbrush. I’m loving the vibrant colors He’s using, not to mention the perfect 60 degree sweatshirt & shorts weather. I can’t think of a better time to sit back with a book and read, and October brings such a vast selection that again I’m breaking Read More

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A Letter of Thanks …

Dear Reader, By now you’re most likely aware that Amy Matayo won the ACFW Genesis Award in the Contemporary Romance category (my category). Congratulations, Amy! While I was initially disappointed I didn’t win, that feeling didn’t last long. It really is an honor and a blessing being in the top three of the popular category. Read More