Does This Mean War?


My daughter is studying the Civil War for history. As I’ve prepared her lessons, read books, directed her projects and watched Gone with the Wind and Shenandoah, I’ve been struck by the analogy to the current trend in publishing. Not to make light of the tragedy of our American Civil War, nor to imply that … More Does This Mean War?

Time for a Makeover


Yes, I’m in the middle of a rewrite. Again. But that’s not the makeover I’m talking about. The makeover to which I refer is the one the girls in your life can experience upon reading Sherry Kyle’s new book, The Girl’s Guide to your Dream Room. A timeless treasure chest of stories, ideas, quizzes, and … More Time for a Makeover

Are You Ready?


It’s almost here. The best of the best Christian writing conferences will educate and encourage writers in only two weeks; and it’s practically in my backyard! There’s still time to register for Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference, but you have to act now. Watch the video and you’ll see what writers are saying about this … More Are You Ready?

Writing a Novel


I wrote my first novel in high school. Well, okay, so I didn’t exactly write an entire novel; it was more like twenty pages and a little character development. The idea, birthed from my addiction to romantic fiction, sprang from my pencil (yes, pencil) onto the lined pages of my spiral bound notebook (my writing … More Writing a Novel