Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #10


Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all 33 stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 3 grand prizes! The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site. The hunt…

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Welcome to the Party OR Starting a New Novel


Starting a new novel is like going to a party where you don’t know anyone, no one wants to talk to you, and you’re not really sure what you’re doing there. There are people–characters–who look at you and dare you to shake them up. You don’t really know them, so you approach hesitantly, if at…

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A Labor of Love: Tampa Bay Dog


Years ago when I began to take pictures of dogs at the SPCA, my world changed in many ways. First, I became keenly interested in photography, to the point that I am now a professional photographer (when I’m not writing books). Second, I became aware that there is a community of “dog people” in my…

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Bathsheba and Ahithophel


I’ve been tickled pink with most of the reviews of BATHSHEBA as they trickle in, but I’m always a little chagrinned when someone takes issue with something I wrote in the book.   For instance, I read a review last night where a woman said that “nowhere in the Bible does it say that Ahithophel was…

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Are you into healthy living? Essential oils? Eating well? Here’s an offer for you

Are you into healthy living? Essential oils? Eating well? Here's an offer for you
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BOM: The editing (Bathsheba)


David Long, my editor at Bethany, did the substantive edit on this book, and my agent offered input, too.  My biggest problem (and have I ever mentioned how important it is to have other people give you their perspective?) was that Bathsheba’s story spanned at least 20 years, but all the action happened at the…

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