Would you like to read some of the chapters from each book in my Fiction Lover’s Devotionals—for free? Now you can! Just text FICTIONDEVO to 54900. You will be prompted to respond with your e-mail address to get the sample chapters. (Not just partials, but full chapters from each book!) The download only works with […]
full scholarship to a conference. This year, for the 5th annual Promising Beginnings contest, I offered a choice between two options: Full scholarship to the 2017 Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, including meals and economy lodging or Full scholarship to the 2017 SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference, including meals and dorm lodging plus reimbursement of travel […]
Discouragement is a common problem in the world of writing for publication. You get a great idea for a book, but when you tell your family and friends about it, they’re not as enthusiastic as you’d hoped. You start working on it anyway, but you keep running into problems like distractions, writers’ block, a too-busy […]
An editing client of mine recently asked me to explain the difference between indie publishing, subsidy publishing, and self-publishing. In my reply, I acknowledged that these terms can be very confusing—especially since the definitions have morphed over time. Several years ago, the term indie meant going with a publishing house that was independent from […]
Have you ever participated in an author scavenger hunt? The Christian Authors Network is having an online scavenger hunt that starts next Sunday, July 17, and I will be one of the participating authors. This is my first online scavenger hunt, and it sounds really exciting! Here’s how it’s going to work: On July 17, […]
This week, I have the honor of having Lori Hatcher as my guest blogger. Lori is the editor of Reach Out, Columbia magazine and the author of two devotional books. Her second, Hungry for God…Starving for Time, 5-Minute Devotions for Busy Women, released in December. Lori graciously agreed to share with you three things that […]
The first book in the new series of devotionals for fiction lovers, 21 Days of Grace: Stories that Celebrate God’s Unconditional Love, released this month. I thought my readers might like to know more about the authors who contributed short stories to the book. This week’s guest is Lori Freeland.
A few weeks ago, the Seed Company (a Bible translation company associated with Wycliffe) invited me to come to Arlington, Texas, to speak to their writers and editors at their annual convention. Since my son, daughter-in-law, and grandbaby live near Austin, I’m always thrilled to have an excuse to visit Texas (and get a […]