If you follow this blog, I’m guessing you’re probably interested in writing, editing, or both. And I’m sure you’ve figured out how much I value conferences. After all, I recently ran a contest for a full scholarship to next March’s Mount Hermon Christian Writers’ Conference. And The Christian PEN, which I’m the founder and director […]
I just signed a four-book contract for a fiction-lover’s devotional. It’s a collection of short fictional stories followed by brief Life Applications, suggesting how the lessons inherent in the stories can be applied to the reader’s daily life. Bios of contributing authors will be featured at the end of each chapter, so readers can get […]
I connected with friend/colleague Bill Myers at the Write to Inspire conference a few weeks ago. Bill is a best-selling author and an award-winning filmmaker. His children’s DVD and book series, McGee and Me, has sold 4.5 million copies and has been aired on ABC as well as in 80 countries. He has written, directed, and done […]
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 […]
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!” […]
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 […]