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I’ve been taught the Fruits of the Spirit most of my life. I learned as a child that they aren’t like coconuts, they are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I can list them and name them and pray about them, but in my Bible study this week, I was challenged that these “fruits” are way more than just words.

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(re)defining me

August 30, 2013

When the youngest of my three kids started school this week, I realized just how much free time I had on my hands. As a stay-at-home mom, I finally have time to pursue my writing passion! Halfway through a romance novel, I was excited to knock it out and see where I wanted to go […]

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The lost art of love letters

August 27, 2013

I have been researching love letters from WWII for the novel that I’m writing. Reading some of letters has almost brought me to tears. There is just something about a handwritten love note that can make even this unemotional chick swoon. Tweet

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Six months, twenty titles: The couple that became a legend

August 20, 2013

I have had so many people ask me if I saw the news story about the couple that knocked out 20 romance novels in 6 months to save their home from foreclosure that I wanted to share it with my readers. After watching it, I must admit, I downloaded a free sample. First, check out […]

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Put a pin in it: Whine and Wine

May 31, 2013
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The bad news: The ladies of Whine and Wine are being shelved for awhile. The good news: I have three agents interested in the project in about three years. Of all the scenarios I had envisioned and read about, this is not one that had ever crossed my mind. Tweet

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My journey to publication

April 10, 2013
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In the first month of seeking publication for my debut novel, Whine and Wine, I have been blown away by the response. I’m submitting queries, synopses, chapters, and full manuscripts and just waiting for that magic spark between me and my publishing hero. My gut has me leaning very strongly in one direction, but I’m […]

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What my blessing means to me, 5 years later

February 22, 2013

Today is my youngest’s 5th birthday. While this may not seem like a big deal to most, it is a huge deal for this writing momma because it marks a milestone… for both of us. Much of the parenting aspect of this milestone can be read in today’s HuffPost blog, but there is also a […]

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