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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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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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Fiction Short: Latte Love

July 2, 2013

By request, here is another free flash fiction romance. You can read more samples in my Short Fiction section. Enjoy!   As Sara focused on writing another email rant, she was oblivious to the other coffee connoisseurs. She copied and pasted, “Please pay the remaining balance within 14 days so no further action is necessary.” […]

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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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Character building

May 24, 2013
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I am often asked where I get the ideas for my stories. I’m a visual person. When I’m working on a novel or short story, I like to make a collage to keep me connected. I need to see the story before I can write it. For me, that means keeping an ongoing world of […]

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A new direction?

November 30, 2012
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A friend emailed me recently asking if I had read the book Wisdom Hunter. He said it was the kind of book he could see me writing one day. Intrigued, I borrowed it from him the next day. I have been reading it every free minute (which isn’t as much as you’d think since I have […]

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