Meeting Deadlines

Meeting Deadlines

Sometimes I think I write better when I am facing a deadline. When Whitaker House told me they had agreed to my latest idea, a book on Lydia, they had to give me a shorter time to write in order to fit it into their schedule. Back in October it didn’t seem like a...
Digging into History

Digging into History

My latest book, courtesy of Whitaker House, is called “Lydia, Woman of Philippi.”  She’s only mentioned in Chapter 16 of The Book of Acts, but like Claudia in a previous book, who appears only in one line in the New Testament, there is more to her.  Lydia was a...
My Fisherman

My Fisherman

Putting on the whole armor of God each day can give us wisdom in situations we come across each day.  A couple of weeks ago I was taking a nap when I was awakened by a sound, a groan.  I went into the living room to find my husband on the floor between the coffee...
Fodder for a Story

Fodder for a Story

In all my books I have been able to incorporate real life people and situations I’ve come across. A friend’s mother was in a wheelchair many years ago, paralyzed on one side due to a stroke and having to speak with difficulty out of the side of her mouth.  In one of...
A Friend is Moving

A Friend is Moving

I’ve lost two high school era friends to cancer, three ladies in my book club are gone, two to Alzheimer’s, and one to cancer.  Another long time friend is also dealing with Alzheimer’s.  Now my best friend tells me she is moving out of state to be near her son and...
Another Book

Another Book

At my age, you’d think I’d rest on the laurels of the books I’ve already written, yet here I am with another deadline and deep in research. Writing is a joy and an occupation not confined to an age group. To see the words spring into being on the pages and trusting...
Self Published Authors and Your Local Bookseller

Self Published Authors and Your Local Bookseller

Recently I was able to attend the annual San Diego Public Library Annual Local Author Event. It was good to talk to other authors, see our latest book displayed, (In my case it was: Mary, Chosen of God. Of the many events planned, I found one session enlightening....
A Good Lesson

A Good Lesson

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus said, “ Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift at the altar. First go and be reconciled to them, then come and offer your gift.” I...

Hyper Piper

We hadn’t planned on getting a puppy. Her picture on our neighborhood thread looked so much like our older dog, Chessie, when she was young, that we thought she’d be a good companion and give Chessie a little more energy!. The owner was going in for chemo and...

The Story in the Stars

The Story in the Stars By Diana Wallis Taylor    12/16 The heaven’s declare the glory of God For it’s written in the Word. God showed the redemption story, Before ever voice was heard. In the constellation VIRGO We are shown the promised seed. A virgin shall conceive...