Changing Churches

Changing Churches

Ever found yourself in the dilemma of having to find a new church?  It’s not like you just pick a nearby church and that’s it.  When we moved back to San Diego after seven years in Northern California, I attempted to return to my old church where I’d spent over 20...
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...
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...

Hey, I’m an Author!

At workshops I often tell the story of how my first book got published. It was the result of many years of trial and error and chasing down editors at conferences.  It was Journey to the Well and no one was doing Biblical Fiction.  It was finally suggested to me that...

Why Biblical Fiction?

I did a couple of Christian Fiction books, House of the Forest, Smoke Before the Wind,  and Shadows on the Mountain,  but have had the best success with Biblical  Fiction. I have learned so much about that era, Jewish customs and the people, and the research has been...