Watching TV or Not

Watching TV or Not

I have a communications system that gives me 140+ channels. Wonderful! I watch two of them! There are so many other things to do. I have two neighbors who don’t even have a TV set. As to mine, it is there so in the evenings, I watch TV. Some nights I feel like I am...
Another Book

Another Book

What a delight! I am now looking at a contract to write another book; another woman in the Old Testament. I plan on portraying her quite differently than she has been in the Bible. Many times in translations, words are misinterpreted and, like Mary Magdalene, from...
The Publishing Market

The Publishing Market

When back in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania visiting my agent, Joyce Hart, we took a trip to my publisher, Whitaker House, about 15 miles away. Christine Whitaker was gracious to spend almost two and a half hours, not only with a tour of the facility to meet staff, but a...
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...