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...
A Musical Dream

A Musical Dream

Years ago, I felt led to write a play. I called it “Glorious” and it was the Passion Week as seen through the eyes of the disciple, Andrew, and his wife, Rebecca. I wrote the words to 13 songs but then I was stymied. I heard the songs in my head, but since I neither...
Another Writing Project

Another Writing Project

It’s exciting to finally start on another book, this time on Esther. There have been other books about her, so consider how I want to portray her and what voice I’ll give her. As I did with “Mary” I felt it had to be through her own eyes. I’m deep into the Persian...
Critique Groups

Critique Groups

What is a critique group and what do they critique? Many new or aspiring writers are wary of the title, as they fear someone is going to tear into their “word child” and find all the things wrong with the story. This has been the experience of some. In the San Diego...