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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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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

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2012 ACFW Conference Highlights

I know I’m breaking a blogging rule by posting a day early, but I can’t wait to share some pictures and bullet-point highlights from this past weekend! FRIENDS! Getting together with friends is always the best part of the conference Hung out with my amazing critique partners, Lorna Seilstad and Shannon Vannatter. Also hung out Read More

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Celebrating!

Yesterday was a good day–no, make that a great day for my writing career! It began with an e-mail stating that my website was up and I was free to personalize it. It’s still a work-in-progress, but I’m having fun learning and tinkering. And then, shortly after noon, I received the call my gut told Read More