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BOM: Delilah Q&A

I believe

Thanks for the questions!  Photo:  We’re in the middle of a tropical storm right now, so I AM praying for flowers . . . June 7th:  Delilah’s official release date!   Sioux asked: My question is, as a fledgling author myself, I often find myself researching unusual topics. What was the strangest thing you had…

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BOM: Delilah, Reaction and Reviews


As I write this, Delilah hasn’t been officially released, though reader review copies have gone out. And so I’m happy to report that so far, the reviews for Delilah have made me very happy. I read reviews, not to feel pumped up, but to see if I’m reaching my goals–if readers are catching the theme…

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Book of the month: Delilah!


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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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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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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BOM: The Research (Bathsheba)


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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