My First Live Interview!

Yesterday evening around 5 p.m. I received a text from my sweet author friend Cara Grandle. “Do you want to be spontaneous?” Um, clearly she doesn’t know me too well, yet. Spontaneous, to me, means having any less than a week’s notice. Ha! But something pushed me to say “yes,” and before I knew itContinue reading “My First Live Interview!”

Casting for the Movies…

Do you ever imagine who would play your favorite book characters in the movie adaptation? Me, too! Now, I realize there’s a split camp between those who don’t mind seeing what the author imagines her characters to look like and those who want to be left to their own imaginations. I’m stepping out on aContinue reading “Casting for the Movies…”

Big Announcement: Blue Ridge University Series Releases November 1!

Friends, I have bee busy! I’m so excited to announce that my first short story, After All These Years, will release on November 1 as the first in the Blue Ridge University Short Story Series. 

Help Me Name My Newsletter

So, that ACFW Conference report I promised you? Yeah, that didn’t happen. You may have also noticed that September’s newsletter, which should have gone out yesterday, is MIA. Strike two. Since we’re friends, I’m going to pull the excuse card. I’ve spent my week recovering from a colonoscopy on Tuesday. (How long does anesthesia lingerContinue reading “Help Me Name My Newsletter”

Authors’ Open House: Laurie Tomlinson

Well, here we are again, friends. Are you enjoying the Authors’ Open House so far? Me, too! In case you missed them you can go back and check out posts from Rachel McMillan, Meghan Gorecki, Jaime Jo Wright, and Mikal Dawn (see remaining line-up here). I’m up to my ears in preparing for the ACFWContinue reading “Authors’ Open House: Laurie Tomlinson”

Authors’ Open House: Meghan Gorecki

Tuesday we kicked off the Author’s Open House with Rachel McMillan sharing about being a “real writer.” I don’t know about you, but I really loved what she had to say–great encouragement. Today we continue the month of Christian authors stopping by to share some thoughts on writing, reading, books, and more with Meghan Gorecki. (See the full line-upContinue reading “Authors’ Open House: Meghan Gorecki”

Introducing August’s “Author Open House”

Can you believe August if officially here? For me, it’ll be a super busy month preparing for the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Conference, as well as all the end-of-summer and back-to-school shenanigans.

What’s In a Genre? Choosing Your Genre Niche

gen·re /ZHänrə/ noun | a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter. (via Google) There are many levels of genre within writing. Fiction and non-fiction. Within fiction there’s romance, suspense, epic, tragedy, fantasy, etc. Within romance (for instance) there are subgenres such as Christian romance,Continue reading “What’s In a Genre? Choosing Your Genre Niche”