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New Release Short Story Collection – Out of the Storm

New Release Short Story Collection – Out of the Storm

Once again, I’m shamelessly promoting my latest release. This time it’s for a good cause. Out of the Storm is a re-release of a short story anthology. The anthology was part of a contest sponsored by Writers on the Storm, The Wooodlands chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers and proceeds for the anthology go towards the […]

Armor of Alethia: Behind the Scenes

Armor of Alethia: Behind the Scenes

Sometimes those one-on-one appointments at conferences really do pay off. Like with the querying process, though, you often go through several rejections before you find the right one. In fact, it took me seven years and three different manuscripts before I found both an agent and a publisher. The Early Years My very first manuscript […]

So This Happened

So This Happened

In June, I found out I was a finalist in the ACFW Genesis contest. I was already attending Realm Makers, but my husband agreed I could also go to Nashville for the ACFW conference since it would give me an additional opportunity to pitch to agents, talk to editors, and network with others in the […]

Why I Stopped Using Perfume

Why I Stopped Using Perfume

Truth is, I can’t say why I ever started using perfume. I suppose at some point there came an expectation that a girl can’t smell like herself, she’s got to smell like flowers or something. That must have been around junior high or so. The point I stopped wearing perfume was after I attended my […]

The Great Christian Spec-Fic Debate

The Great Christian Spec-Fic Debate

There has been a lot of debate lately among Christian Spec-Fic authors about the Christian Spec-Fic market, how it relates to the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), the secular market, and the market in general, and how the genre as a whole is failing. There are those who, as Ben Wolf detailed in this post, […]

ACFW Top 10 Recap

ACFW Top 10 Recap

First, I want to apologize for forgetting to post last Monday. I had planned to write up a “What Going on at ACFW” post on Saturday or Sunday night, but it didn’t happen. If you’ve ever been to one of these large conferences, you already know how mentally and physically draining they can be. By […]

Conference Appointment Jitters

Conference Appointment Jitters

Did you realize that the Realm Makers 2013 conference is less than a month away. In fact, just over TWO weeks away? This is about the time my nerves start hitting overdrive. Seriously. I’m particularly nervous and excited about this conference because it will be all writers in the speculative fiction genre. People who write […]