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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 editing (Bathsheba)

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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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BOM: The Research (Bathsheba)

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Once you’ve written one historical novel about a biblical character, a great deal of the research is done–after that, it’s just a matter of refreshing your memory and digging into story particulars.  Because I’ve written biblical historical fiction before (Dreamers, Brothers, Journey, The Shadow Women, The Nativity Story, Magdalene, Esther, and Delilah), the “big picture”…

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The book bundle is back!

The book bundle is back!

     You may remember this book bundle from back in January–if you didn’t have a chance to get it then, you have TWO DAYS to get this collection of home improvement books.  (I have decided to paint my bedroom furniture–and now I know how to do it right!)   March 31 and April first…

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Have you discovered bookfun.org?

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Some friends of mine, Fred and Nora St. Laurent, have established bookfun.org, or bookclubnetwork.com.  These sites are for people who love to read Christian fiction, and boy, do they have an enthusiastic following!  I’ve popped into their monthly chat room a few times, and it’s a crazy, fun time with lots of people talking, lots…

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