Hello again! A few weeks ago, I posted a contest to name the captain in Darby Shaw's world. And I was thrilled with the response! I had a lot of great entries, and I think these are my favorites. Our entries are: Stanley Moustakas (submitted by Paula Askren and Steve Mathisen.) Samuel Kimsey (submitted by … Continue reading ROUND 2! Name the Character Contest
Thirteen years ago later this week, my husband and I said "I do" on a beach less than two miles from where he works today. It was a hot day in August, and both of us were young, and I particularly, fairly naïve. We've been through a lot together in the last thirteen years. We've … Continue reading Why My Husband is My Best Friend (And I Hope He Always Will Be)
This past weekend, I attended the Realm Makers conference in St. Louis. For those of you who are not writers, this is a conference for Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy writers. This was the third annual convention, and it rotates between Philadelphia and St. Louis. It's weird for me because I've never been to a … Continue reading New Friends, New Experiences
If you've been reading my series, The Darby Shaw Chronicles, you may have noticed something missing in the first three books. One of my characters doesn't have a name! Uh-oh, how'd I do that? Well, truth be told, it was intentional. Because I wanted YOU to give him a name! If you haven't been reading, … Continue reading Help Me Name a Character Contest!
Today, I'm pleased to help my friend, H.A. Titus, in the reveal of her debut book cover! Downtown. Coffee shop. 2 AM. One minute, Josh is firing off sarcastic remarks at his best friend Marc – the next, they’re running from shape-shifters. Apparently, even best friends don’t share all their secrets. Now Josh is in … Continue reading Introducing…Forged Steel by H.A. Titus!
I have a big problem with what I watch on TV or Netflix: it's almost exclusively dramas. It's not that I don't like comedies. But far too often, comedies are difficult for me to watch. I identify a little too much with a character, or maybe I don't, but when I watch, and a character … Continue reading The Last Laugh
Hey, readers! Just a quick update to let you know that if you're a Goodreads member, you can enter a giveaway to win an ARC of The Darby Shaw Chronicles Box Set! I'm giving away 5 copies now through July 10th. I have a few more copies that I'll be giving away later this summer … Continue reading GIVEAWAY!
As I alluded to yesterday on my Facebook page, I'm feeling a huge sense of relief now that the Darby Shaw Chronicles box set is out. It really feels as though since Emergence was published last July, I've been working my keister off. Publish Emergence, only to jump into finishing Retaliation and publishing it, only … Continue reading Taking a Deep Breath
Last week, I boxed up about 20-odd books, slapped a shipping label on them, and sent them on their merry way to the southeastern U.S. All the books in the box were books I was supposed to read and review for Christian Children's Book Review. Many of them I've had for two years. Sitting. Collecting … Continue reading Goodbye to a Season
I'm SOOOO glad I didn't have to spend the evening at the emergency vet clinic last night. We thought Tucker, my (practically miniature) chocolate Labrador, was sick for quite a while yesterday evening after we got back from dinner. My daughter came to us and told us he was in her room, shaking, and I … Continue reading The Perils of a Pet Mom