The Orange County Christian Writers’ Conference in Southern California has a new director: me! I’ve been part of this conference since it started almost thirty years ago. I’ve been on the faculty every year, and I’ve been on the board of directors since its inception a couple of years ago, when Antonio Crawford took over […]
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Ever wonder how authors and publishers come up with titles for their books? Well, I can’t take credit for mine. A colleague thought of it for me … and then threatened to steal it if I didn’t use it immediately.
The 2005 film titled “Are We There Yet?” was supposed to be a comedy, but as a parent and grandparent who has heard that infamous “Are we there yet?” question a gazillion times, I can easily relate to the frustrated adult who is driving those squabbling, pint-sized terrorists across the country. “He touched me!” […]
When a man kisses a woman—and the two care about each other in an amorous way—well, we’re most likely guaranteed some sweet magic. Maybe even some bolts of lightning. And we women never tire of experiencing or watching or reading about those dreamy moments when a man and woman feel those first stirrings of attraction, […]
Since a significant portion of my Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors has to do with punctuation, I am hosting a contest in honor of National Punctuation Day, which is on September 24. The prize will be one item (up to $25) from http://www.cafepress.com/+punctuation or http://www.cafepress.com/+punctuation+jewelry. Two winners will be chosen at random from all the […]
Have you ever read a tweet or seen a Facebook update from an author who is literally begging for people to buy his or her book? Screaming “BUY MY BOOK!” on social media doesn’t help sell books. In fact, that tactic may not only get you unfollowed and unfriended, it can hurt your credibility. So […]
Last May, I celebrated the release of my new book, Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors, with a cyber party. Some of the multi-published authors featured in the book were online for the event. During the party, I debuted my new website, Secrets of Best-Selling Authors. Let me give you a “tour” of this new site.
Because I believe in the power, impact, and influence of Christian writers’ conferences, and the Mount Hermon conference in particular, I am holding a contest again this year in which the prize is a full scholarship to the 2015 Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference (an $897 value!). There is NO FEE to enter this […]