Category Archives: character’s occupations

RESEARCH BOOKS–oh my!

In my last post I offered some suggestions for research sources, so in keeping with the research theme, I’d like to focus the spotlight a little tighter. While some of the best information can be gleaned from speaking directly with … Continue reading

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NAVIGATING THE RESEARCH JOURNEY

When you’re a writer, research is part of the job. But here is the thing: some writers would rather have root canal surgery than endure what they consider the drudgery of research. I, on the other hand, am one of … Continue reading

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CELEBRATING The Most Eligible Bachelor

I am tickled to announce the release of The MOST ELIGIBLE BACHELOR Romance Collection from Barbour Publishing. I am blessed to join eight other wonderful authors—Erica Vetsch, Kathleen Y’Barbo, Amanda Barratt, Cynthia Hickey, Shannon McNear, Gabrielle Meyer, and Gina Wellborn—in … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH LILLIAN DUNCAN

I’m delighted today to welcome American Christian Fiction Writer author Lillian Duncan to my blog. Lillian writes those kinds of stories that send chills down your spine and make you hear footsteps in the dark. Her e-book, The Christmas Stalking, … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH BECKY LYLES

With 2013 in full swing, I get to do one of my favorite things: chat with other writers! I’m looking forward to many more authors visiting with me on these pages. Today, I’m delighted to welcome Becky Lyles to my … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH MARGIE VAWTER

I am delighted today to welcome one of my critique partners and dear friend, Margie Vawter, to my blog. Margie and I go way back. She’s been an influence on my writing, and since she also works as a freelance … Continue reading

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RESEARCH CAN BE FUN!

Today I am happy to welcome Pamela S. Meyers to my blog. Pam is a long-time friend, and fellow ACFW author. Her book, Thyme for Love, was a delightful read, and I’m anxiously awaiting the release of the follow-up book, … Continue reading

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DIGGING DEEPER–WHAT MAKES CHARACTERS TICK?

I came home from the ACFW conference, anxious to dive back into my current project, but knew I had to take some down time to digest some of the nuggets I’d ingested during the workshops. One class on characterization really … Continue reading

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