I just finished reading Patti Lacy’s newest novel The Rhythm of Secrets. What a complex melody of words & plot. Here’s a bit from the back of the book: Sheila Franklin has masqueraded as the precocious daughter of avant-garde parents in colorful 1940s New Orleans, a teen desperate for love and acceptance, and an unwed… Continue reading The Rhythm of Secrets by Patti Lacy
Ever had one of those moments where you met someone and there was an immediate connection? Unexpected. Surprising. Well, I had that wonderful experience when I met author Audra Harders at ACFW last year. I'd not had an opportunity to connect with her alot before ACFW, but once I met her...it was love at first… Continue reading Love at First Thought with Audra Harders
Oh boy, a new week of wonderful guests. Wanna know who’s stopping by? Well, Wednesday, the lovely Patti Lacy is my guest. Friday, we get to enjoy the sweetness of Audra Harders. But today… Get ready for the fabulous Siri Mitchell. I just received Siri’s newest novel in the mail. A Heart Most Worthy. I… Continue reading Love at First Thought with Siri Mitchell
Okay, so I've been a bad blogger. And I have a loooong list of great excuses, but I'm sure you'd much rather hear my other news 😉 Starting next week, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I'll start a series entitled: Love At First Thought Stories start from somewhere and sometimes in the most unexpected places -… Continue reading New Blog Series on the way….
I’m reading Self-Editing For Fiction Writers, recommended by Patti Lacy. It’s very good. And is causing me to go back through my pages to see where I can make things tighter. Show more than tell, use more action verbs. Those sorts of things. But one thing I hadn’t really considered was working each of my… Continue reading Self-Editing and Scene Goals
I’m feeling sorry for Anne Shirley. Or I’m feeling LIKE Anne Shirley when she dyed her hair green. Almost. I’m borderline ‘depths of despair’ with my writing, so I’m taking a moment to sympathize with Anne and bellyache to cyberspace. Ever been there. Life takes over and writing…well, it drops into the depths. Gone. Nonexistent until… Continue reading Encouragement From Green Gables
Well, well - it's another wonderful week of authors and excerpts and moments of revelation. I took this picture last weekend, just as the leaves are starting to change. What a view! What a GOD! So - before we get to the weekly lineup - let's announce some winners. Winner of Mary Connealy's new release… Continue reading Seasons Change and WINNERS!
Oh boy, another day of 'excerpts'. Who else thinks this is fun?!? And I have a fun lady for you today. Patti Lacy. I met her at ACFW last month and she was wonderful. Generous, excited, with a dry wit I happen to like a lot. Here is a pic of me and Patti at… Continue reading Seasons Change – Fall Into Love with Patti Lacy
Get ready for a new blog series on Words Seasoned With Salt. Seasons Change - Fall Into Love, is a blog series to celebrate the moment one person recognizes their love for the other. It might be a look, a feeling, a kiss - all sorts of possibilities tickle the romantic spot, but that's what it's… Continue reading Seasons Change – Fall Into Love
Okay, I'm going to get back to blogging after today, but I wanted to post a few more pics from my time in Indianapolis. It barely feels real now - especially since I returned back to my nonfiction world at full throttle. Got home at 8pm Monday night and back up at 6am for kids' school and… Continue reading Last ACFW pics – I promise (mostly)