Criss Cross is now on sale on my website for .99. To order the book, click here to go to the site: Criss Cross Blurb: Holly is living on borrowed time, but when mysterious footsteps follow her home and a cryptic note shows up on her door, she realizes her time is running out. The… Continue reading E-book Sale
I appreciated that the author tackled the real-life misperception that followers of Christ will have perfect lives. One thing I remember in particular was when Esther pondered over the fact that her life of ease prior to cancer might be because Satan didn't perceive her as a threat. As Christians, we want the devil to… Continue reading Grace in Strange Disguise
I've had people ask me why I chose to give my main character the dark and troubled history that she has. The adage "write what you know" very much applies to The Holly Novels. I have worked with children who have been abused, and some of their stories are so horrifying that they left me sick… Continue reading Holly Novels (why is Holly’s past so troubled?)
They say the best way to defeat an army is to divide and conquer. As Christians, we don’t often think of ourselves as an army, but we are God's army—ordered to march into a fallen world, spreading His message and His love. This world is a… Continue reading On All Fronts (how the armies fall)
I'm offering a free short story (less than 10,000 words) to my newsletter subscribers. This story features the characters from the Holly Novels, and it takes place between Criss Cross & Cross Fire. It will be arriving in my February 1st newsletter. To subscribe to my newsletter If you haven't read Criss Cross, I would… Continue reading Winter Memorial
Do you ever feel like one thing after another goes wrong? For my husband and I, that started two days ago. We decided to make meatloaf. I noticed a lot of smoke coming from the oven, so I popped it open to find a fire in the bottom of the oven...(Meatloaf turned out great by… Continue reading A series of unfortunate events…
Every writer develops their own pattern when writing, and we hit highs and lows in every manuscript we write. I love the beginning of every book I write, riveted by the possibilities and the exciting road ahead. I never know the little details of each chapter until I imagine myself in the character's shoes, surrounded… Continue reading The hills and valleys of writing.
Christmas time can be a time of stress for many families. There are so many desires and not enough funds. A local cop I know actually told me that Christmas day is the worst day for them, because they get so many domestic dispute calls. Isn't that sad? Christmas should be about thankfulness, celebration, and… Continue reading Recycled gifts for Christmas?
You know those days when you wake up before your alarm and you don't feel like the Sandman hit you with a truck? That's a good morning. I even had a little time to relax before going to work. Time I of course spent editing... I never make a ton of money at work, but… Continue reading An amazing day
It's a Monday morning...we all know what that means. IV caffeine drip, please. It's very easy to be grouchy on a Monday morning if you have the weekends off. It's the beginning of a long week, and who knows what it will bring! Try to find little things to appreciate on the harder mornings. Me,… Continue reading Enjoy the little things