As a Christian writer, I want to make a positive spiritual impact on my readers. Some insist the best way to do this is to hide my beliefs while trying to subtly influence the reader’s beliefs. As I understand the Bible, a faith that is hidden can’t touch anyone in a way that will draw them closer to God. What can touch people is a plain-spoken, humble faith that is neither fake nor forced but lived out naturally. When we do that in any setting, the only non-Christians we’ll offend are folks too hardened for the Holy Spirit to draw them by any means. InRead More →

I’ve been a very bad blogger. Most of the advice I get asked is private, and well, consistency has never been a strong suit when, as my husband put it once, “if ADD exists, you have it.” Probably a “duh” to anyone who has tried to read my rambling columns. Editing is my friend. My thoughts tend to be scrambled and rather disoraganized–and the internal disorganization has a frustrating tendency to leak out into my house. Grr. But that’s another story. One thing I’ve learned in life is external structure–rigid scheduling and daily routines are sanity savers for me, which neither the book reviews norRead More →

Dear Gentle Reader, Since you’ve been so kind to put up with me while I disappeared into my writer’s closet, I’m offering you the chance to beta-read the reason for my recent absence: my 75,000 word romantic science fantasy, Daughter of Eve. In the novel, a top-secret wormhole experiment strands a vegan feminist air force captain on a matriarchal alt-earth. Critically wounded in body and spirit, Captain Veritas Callaghan struggles to keep her heart safe from the men’s libber who shares her sanctuary in the house of a deposed queen. Unfortunately, she’ll need Havan’s help if there’s any hope of making it home alive. IRead More →

Hello, we’ve been tagged by Fantasy Thyme (ack! Pun! Run away! Run away!) in a game of blogger tag (otherwise known as a blog meme) Here are the rules: Check the list after my 6 THINGS to see if you’re it then 1. Link to the person who tagged you. 2. Post the rules on your blog. 3. Write six random things about yourself. 4. Tag people at the end of your post. 5. Let each person know he or she has been tagged. 6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up. Some random things about me: 1. I edit my husband’s onlineRead More →

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