Culturally Different

In the last couple of weeks, I read Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman. For those of you not in the know, this is a memoir of sorts that Ms. Druckerman wrote about her experiences as an American mother raising children in France. I found myself laughing and learning frequently in this book. I rarely … Continue reading Culturally Different

Structuring Your Novel: A Review

As a "pantser" writer, me and structure/outlining don't necessarily go together naturally. Oil and water, we are.However, every writer should continue to learn about her craft, and that's where K.M. Weiland's new book, Structuring Your Novel, comes into play. I was absolutely delighted, I must say, when K.M. asked me to be an early reader, … Continue reading Structuring Your Novel: A Review

Deliver Me From Evil

Recently, I "met" on Facebook with an author who was releasing a book that ran parallel in theme to one of my current projects. While my project is set in the year 2117 and mostly in space, and hers is set in present-day San Diego, they share the same topic: human trafficking for sexual slavery.That … Continue reading Deliver Me From Evil

The Women in Jesus’ Life

I was honored recently to receive a request to review a new Bible study: The Women in Jesus' Life by Mindy Ferguson. Mindy was gracious enough to agree to an interview in tandem with my review.Liberty Speidel: Why did you decide to write “The Women in Jesus’ Life”?Mindy Ferguson: I taught an evening women’s Bible … Continue reading The Women in Jesus’ Life

‘The Fire in Fiction’

Hello, my dear readers!Today, I'd like to share with you my thoughts on Donald Maass' book, The Fire in Fiction: Passion, Purpose, and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great.First, I'd like to thank the ladies over at AuthorCulture, since it was they who I received the book from back in August (see this blog entry, … Continue reading ‘The Fire in Fiction’

Seven Steps on the Writer’s Path

For my debut book review, I thought I'd go off the beaten path and review a book by a fellow Kansan. The book is: 'Seven Steps on the Writer's Path' by Nancy Pickard (as well as Lynn Lott).I first met Nancy Pickard (and she graciously autographed this book for me at that time) October 11, … Continue reading Seven Steps on the Writer’s Path