Recently I had the privilege of interviewing John Mark Miller, a musician and writer who leads worship at First Baptist Church of Sunset, Texas. John Mark inspires and encourages other Christian artists with his blog and has recently been showcasing various artists. I was blessed to be on his list. What I admire most about … More John Mark Miller: The Real Deal
I finished my first novel yesterday. I confess I cried. Yes, near the end it brought tears both for the characters and me. Finishing a project is like wondering what to do on the day after Christmas. Content, but sad. Joyful, but empty. The idea for this story began thirty plus years ago. Yet it … More Saying Goodbye
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?
Yesterday, Brendan tiptoed into our bedroom(home of my office) with the grin of a Cheshire cat. “Darling, guess what?” He held a small package in his hand. “It’s here?” He nodded and held it out as if on a silver platter for me to open. My book proof had come. I pulled the tab and … More Confessions from an Author
A few weeks ago, I had a wonderful conversation with my eldest son. During the course of our discussion, he made two comments in relation to life and career: If you are unwilling to experience discomfort, you will not experience success. and It’s okay if I keep failing as a result of trying to grow. … More Failing to Grow
Who do I write for? An agent, publisher, myself, my reader? The general masses or a specific few? Maybe we write for profit, maybe we write for fun, or perhaps to heal by telling our story. Yet again. It could be, the telling encourages others, or lifts our spirits and soothes our souls. It may … More What Does the Reader Want?
I began getting sick more easily last November. And it seemed to take longer than usual to shake it off. By January, I had been sick two more times and still felt under the weather. An unexplained rash began taking over my body with painful itching. At first, I didn’t make any connections. Stress governed … More What I’m Learning From My Illness
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?
Or, an attempt to encapsulate infinite amounts of wisdom in less than 800 words. Mc Nair Wilson, our keynote speaker, inspired us as creative people to: Be yourself. What do you do best? Who are you, really? Take risks. Just start something. Everyone fails. You have before, you will again. Don’t fear it. Challenge assumptions. … More What I Learned at Mount Hermon
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?