BOM: The Editing of Delilah

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Every book needs to be edited–no exceptions.  Dave Long is my most excellent editor on this series, and honestly, the thing I remember most is this:  When Delilah is feeling threatened by an enemy from her past, Dave wrote, “Why doesn’t she just send Samson to kill him?” LOL!  Sometimes the most obvious things .…

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BOM: The Writing of DELILAH

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I keep a ten-year journal–I’ve done it for 18 years.  I can only write a few lines on each page, but it’s enough to remind me of where I was at that point in each year. The other day–May 11, to be exact–I read the entry from May 11, 2015: Worked VERY hard to finish…

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BOM: The Research

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When writing about ancient times, a writer must do a lot of research on daily life–how did people travel? Cook? Make clothing? Work?  What were the social circumstances? What was the status of women? What gods were worshipped, and by whom? In writing DELILAH, I faced one unique challenge–from the Scriptures, we know she existed.…

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Book of the month: Delilah!

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As you may know, whenever I have a new book releasing, I like to do a “book of the month” feature to answer any questions about the new book.  So it begins today and will continue for the next week or so. This month’s book is DELILAH, the third and last book in the DANGEROUS…

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Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #10

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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

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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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