Having just completed my next book, Dangerous Ground, I’m extremely aware of what goes into writing a novel. Usually the beginning is the easiest. An idea grabs me, and my creative instincts take over, spinning a new tale with ever-evolving characters. It’s fun to get to know the players and see what they will do … More My Story’s Not Finished Yet
It’s been nearly three years since the idea for my next book, Dangerous Ground, began rattling around in my head. Bits and pieces flew at me on the road, in my sleep, in the shower and, well, just about everywhere. It’s quite a journey to write a book. Surprisingly, the idea originated with a writer’s … More The Writing Journey
Sometimes moving our life forward means taking care of the past. It all started with a silly poem I made up for my daughter, Ashley, when she was little. The poem traveled around with me, visited various illustrator possibilities and spent months pinned up on my double, sliding closet door. In between, the being-refined poem … More Nearly 20 Years Later…
This week’s post is featuring author, Sara Jane Jacobs, and her new book, Season of Hope. The Bible has a lot to say about hope. Our hope is in Jesus. When we hope in him, we won’t be disappointed. God gives us hope and has a future hope for us. When our character is built … More Are You in a Season of Hope?
Yesterday, I opened an email from a follower of this blog and a reader of my new book, The Miracle of Us: Confessions of an Online Dater. My tears of joy could not be contained as I read how this person’s life was being challenged and changed by God. In part, as a result of … More Why Do You Write?
Author, Sherry Kyle, has written a delightful novel that weaves a thread of forgiveness and redemption throughout the lives of four very real and loveable characters. “When the alcoholic father of Jessica MacAllister’s son reappers in their lives, Jessica and her son go to her Uncle George for advice and refuge. Following a year of grief, … More Ready for an Enjoyable Read?