We Need Each Other — Where Faith and Fiction Collide

I’ve been trying to revamp my blog for a while now. My tagline or “theme” is Where Faith and Fiction Collide, but up until this point, I haven’t really tied the two together too well. I’ve been chewing on some ideas for the last few weeks, and it finally dawned on me — I’ll talkContinue reading “We Need Each Other — Where Faith and Fiction Collide”

Working For Yourself

I’m a writer, virtual assistant, and a speaker. And sometimes, I’m a coach/cheerleader/counselor. As a writer, I’ve written five Inspirational novels and am writing my sixth now. I also have a few resources for homeschoolers. As a virtual assistant, I have nine clients who use me on a daily or weekly basis and seven who useContinue reading “Working For Yourself”

My Experience at #ACFW2016!

A little over two weeks ago, I started my first ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) conference experience. I’d decided to fly from Atlanta to Nashville instead of driving because I had a ticket that needed to be used and because hotel parking was so expensive. So off I went. This was my first time flyingContinue reading “My Experience at #ACFW2016!”

Starting My Next Novel and Preparing for #ACFW Conference

The ACFW Conference is approaching rather quickly. August 24th will be here before I know it, and I’ll be packing my bags and heading off to the airport to fly to Nashville. This trip signifies many firsts for me. My first flight by myself. My first conference by myself. And my first ever ACFW Conference. I reallyContinue reading “Starting My Next Novel and Preparing for #ACFW Conference”

Dreams Interrupted By @KathyIde

Dreams Interrupted By Guest Kathy Ide We all have cherished dreams and goals. We make detailed plans and then put in the time, effort, and sometimes money to make them happen, with the expectation that our plans will enable us to achieve our goals and realize our dreams. And then life happens. Twenty years ago, IContinue reading “Dreams Interrupted By @KathyIde”

Detours and Rejections – When Our Paths Aren’t Smooth

Have you ever had one of those moments when you’re standing in line at the ticket box office and it’s almost your turn and the attendant lights up the “Sold Out” sign and shuts her window? Or you go to the hospital positive you’re in labor and they send you home? Or you’ve found theContinue reading “Detours and Rejections – When Our Paths Aren’t Smooth”

It’s Been a Year Since I Became an #Indie Author! #ChristIndie #amwriting #amreading

Today is my one year anniversary as an indie author. I can’t believe it’s been a year already since I stepped out into the self-publishing waters. Talk about stepping out of the boat and into faith! September 8th is my deceased mother’s birthday, so I decided last year to let my first Indie release beContinue reading “It’s Been a Year Since I Became an #Indie Author! #ChristIndie #amwriting #amreading”

The Spiritual Side of Creating a Novel by Janet Chester Bly #amwriting

My special guest today is author Janet Chester Bly. She is a city girl with a country heart. She doesn’t corral horses or mow her own lawn. “I’m no womba woman,” she says. But she followed her late husband award-winning western author Stephen Bly to the Idaho mountain top village of Winchester to write booksContinue reading “The Spiritual Side of Creating a Novel by Janet Chester Bly #amwriting”

12 Self-editing Tips Before You Hit Publish #amediting #Indie #selfpublishing

12 Self-editing Tips Before You Hit Publish After you write the first draft of your novel, you’ll begin the editing process. I usually wait a month or so after I’ve written the first draft before I begin editing it. I call that stage the crockpot stage. I let the novel sit in my computer andContinue reading “12 Self-editing Tips Before You Hit Publish #amediting #Indie #selfpublishing”