As a reader of romance, both contemporary and historical, I am completely okay with the use of tropes. What's a trope? It's a commonly used literary theme or motif like 'city girl moves to the country and falls for its native son.' As Ecclesiastes says "There is no new thing under the sun." You could … Continue reading The Trouble With Tropes
Do you folks know I have a book coming out? I do! But you'd think it was a secret since I've been too busy to let anyone know. Ah, life. You know how it is. The Redemption Road is coming out in August, just days away! This is the third and final book in the … Continue reading Almost Here – The Third and Final Book!
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Last night was my very first book signing/book talk. Other than me speaking far too fast, forgetting to take out my gum, and accidentally wearing my sneakers instead of the pair of strappy sandals I had picked out, it went well. One of the things I had talked about was how I often cut scenes … Continue reading Here’s A Little Something For You
As regular readers know, I have a book coming out shortly - The Broken Trail. It's a contemporary Christian romance in which a smart, successful education consultant travels to a rural Maine town to help turn around the local private school and ends up locking horns with the town's police captain. I write fiction that reflects … Continue reading The Truth Beneath Our Surfaces
The Broken Trail will be out on October 1st! Right now you can pre-order the digital version for a ridiculously low price. Click here for the linky-thing: The Broken Trail If this is the first you're hearing about it, there's lots more places to go to get extra content, book teasers, my deepest thoughts etc My Twitter … Continue reading Book News!
In the business world as well as the creative industries there's something called the 'elevator pitch'. It's a way to summarize your project for a prospective customer/agent/publisher/producer. The idea is to make the pitch concise enough to fit the length of a ride in an elevator from one floor to the next. It's something that writers have to develop … Continue reading A Pitch for Forgiveness
As an ardent citizen of the United States of America I enjoy politics and debate, but the current climate is so very noxious that no true discourse seems possible. We're all at our keyboards in our little offices, caves, couches, and rumpus rooms tweeting, FaceBooking, and commenting, and it's all filled with...Hate. The four-letter word that poisons our happiness, … Continue reading Christianity and Culture: One Woman’s Worldview