Finishing a Book

Finishing a Book

Taking on a contract means a deadline, a date by which that manuscript has to be to the publisher. Along with the excitement of starting a new book and creating my characters, is the idea that I must get so many words done by such and such a date. Most of my books are...
When to Retire

When to Retire

I’ve been writing since I was about 12 years old and had my first poem published in a church newspaper. I’ve written magazine articles, newspaper stories, poetry, and short stories, but never considered books. God had other plans and my first Biblical Fiction novel,...
Historical Accuracy

Historical Accuracy

Working on any historical book requires research. Lots of Research! What foods did they eat, religious customs, clothing, housing, holidays? How did they talk to each other (you don’t want your characters using slang speech in a historical novel)? Then there is the...
Book Awards

Book Awards

It still amazes me that I have as many books under my belt as I have. I’m on my 8th Biblical Fiction book, this time again for Whitaker House. It seems a long time since I haunted every editor I could waylay at conferences to promote my first book, Journey to the Well...
Back to School, When?

Back to School, When?

I am at times, an impulse person. To make good decisions, one should think things through, pray, and see God’s guidance. However, at the age of 63, I decided to go back to college. Bethel Seminary to be specific. I thought I wanted to learn more about the Bible and...
Finishing a Book!

Finishing a Book!

I’m working on a book on Hadassah, the Jewish girl who became Queen of Persia. The research is very interesting, but many of the accounts differ from one another. One says Queen Vashti was banished, one said she was beheaded, one said she was sent to another part of...