How I Found My Tribe and a Book Give-away

Nobody operates in a vacuum. Whatever you do in life, you probably have fellow travelers who share your passion — whether it’s cooking, parenting, building houses or writing. I have friends and acquaintances in all walks of life, but fellow writers are my “people”. I’m writing today for the blog at Breathe Christian Writers’ Conference about …

The Courage To Write Endings and Beginnings: Write for 31 Days

I don’t like endings, especially when the thing that’s ending has been so good. The closing lines of a book that’s stirred my soul, the final scene of a movie that has held me captive, the final days of a loved one’s visit, the good-byes at the end of a much-needed phone conversation, the last …

Reflecting on the “How and Where” of God’s Reflection in Our Little World

When I’m tuned in — spending time in Scripture, lifting my heart to hear God’s whispers — I see more of the touch of God in this crazy world. The wonderful thing about our God is that He shows up even when we’re NOT paying attention. He just does that. Because He loves us. In …

I’ve Got My Bags Packed for a Blog Tour

I stole a day out of last week to focus on this craft of writing. Along with several hundred scribes, I turned from other responsibilities to consider the very questions I’m answering here today: what do I write and why? The workshop I attended zeroed in on the art of novel writing and my head …