Respite

We had two nights at the Oregon coast. My first (more than a Sabbath) break from writing/editing in 2014. No work. No internet. No computers. I walked in the sand. I watched the sun set. I watched my dog watch the sun set. I took pictures of rocks. And of my husband....

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The Secret Thread

This morning I received an email from a dear friend who shared this quote with me. It's so deep and profound (and long) that I'm not going to comment on it. Soak it in with me....“You may have noticed that the books you really love are bound together by a secret...

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Cover Journey: a chat with artist Kristopher Orr

...on the creation of the cover for The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn. I’m a blessed writer to have Kristopher Orr designing the covers for my novels, and can attest that readers agree. Kristopher takes my thousands (and thousands) of words and distills them into one...

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Everybody know what time it is?

It's content edit time! I received the first round of editorial notes for my next 18th century novel, The Wood's Edge, yesterday evening. I've just completed the preliminary step I've always taken in tackling a content edit. That's a whole book there on my kitchen...

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Relz Reviews’ Christy Award Winners Giveaway!

I'm still stunned by the news that Burning Sky has won two Christy Awards, and the Book of the Year 2014 Award.  Let's CELEBRATE! Relz Reviews has one more giveaway to offer, a signed copy of each of the 7 winning books, plus a $100 Visa Gift Card. This drawing...

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2014 Christys Celebration Giveaway at Relz Reviews

Rel Mollet, of Relz Reviews, has a huge giveaway of all the novels nominated for a Christy Award this year, in all the categories, running through the month of June, starting tomorrow, the 4th. If you enjoy reading Christian fiction, you won't want to miss out on...

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Burning Sky wins a Grace Award

I shared on Facebook* earlier this week that Burning Sky won the Grace Award** in the Action-Adventure/Western/Historic Epic category. And I can't say enough how much I love it that Burning Sky was included in that awesome category. Action Adventure, History, Epic...

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Come into my writing cave….

Inspired by author Rebecca DeMarino's Facebook photo of her very messy (but no doubt productive) desk, I present to you what happens when even a neat freak author is smack in the middle of writing her current work in progress. Under the book and notebook are layer...

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