Building a world for your story isn't always filled with spacecraft and foreign planets. I love creating the place where my characters can thrive, grow, love, and heal. What storyworld do YOU like to get lost in? Original Post published 8/19/2015 Currently, I've been reading about creating a 'story world' and what's involved in the… Continue reading World Building
This week fellow author Melissa Tagg shared some wonderful news about her brother-in-law and nephew, Chip and Ollie Reece. Chip, dad to Ollie, wrote a book for his son with Down syndrome about a super hero with…you guessed it, Down syndrome. Evidently, Ollie LOVES superheroes and I bet Ollie already knows he’s living with one… Continue reading To the Unassuming Superheroes
I am excited to be participating in a multi-author giveaway just for you! HUGE "Thank you!" to the team at Celebrate Lit for organizing this fabulous giveaway! Enter for your chance to win the grand prize of a $50 Amazon Gift Card or the 1st place prize of 20 books. Don't miss your chance to… Continue reading Huge Multi-Author Giveaway!!!
On March 6, my first novella is released in a fun compilation entitled Love at First Laugh. Seriously, people, it's 8 stories, to tickle your funny bones and tie up your heartstrings, for only .99!! WOW! You certainly want to purchase those now. Right here 🙂 But in the celebration of my novella, Second Impressions, I've… Continue reading Book Journeys – Bath UK Part 2
Just the Way You Are is the book equivalent of my FAVORITE dessert!
Of one thing I am certain, Laura Frantz's writing holds as spellbinding a quality as the stories she weaves with such intricate detail. A Moonbow Night is no different. Steeping in imagery thick with the mountains and hollows of frontier Appalachia, Laura introduces us, not only to riveting characters as alive to history as the famous… Continue reading A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz
It's true. The past two days I've been on the verge of tears from the absolutely BEAUTIFUL reviews that have come in about The Thorn Healer. Why? Well, because this story has been the hardest one to write to date (just as Julie Gwinn or Carrie Schmidt). Writing the hero wasn't difficult, but 'finding' my… Continue reading Overwhelmed by Reader’s Responses!
Today is the release of my second novel, The Thorn Keeper, and I'm so thankful for the reviews that have come out so far. Here's why. The main focus for most of the reviews is not the history or the beautiful romance, but the amazing love of a rescuing God. Catherine Dougall made choices that… Continue reading God’s Story in The Thorn Keeper
With my upcoming release in April with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, I've had the opportunity to get to know some new authors who are sharing the writing journey with me in that house. It's my pleasure to introduce Linda Glaz and her new release, Fear is Louder than Words. Check out that cover! Doesn't… Continue reading Welcome Linda Glaz, LPC author
I was at a writer’s conference once and started chatting with the person in line behind me. No surprise there. My dad says I could carry on a conversation with a block wall. It’s a family trait 🙂 Anyway, this lady and I had a pleasant conversation about life, family, her writing, my writing. Nothing… Continue reading Knowing Changes Things