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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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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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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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Fiction Short: Up, Up, and Away

September 24, 2012
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In honor of this weekend’s local balloon festival, here’s a short romance for all that have oversized, helium-filled dreams. Shifting her glasses up the bridge of her nose, Cathy huffed her disappointment. She slipped her phone back into her purse and considered making a U-turn. Today’s hot air balloon ride was her birthday present from […]

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Fiction Short: Training Day

September 17, 2012
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“The biggest mistake newbies make is not stretching,” the lady in the hot pink jogging suit said. Her ponytail bobbed as she reached for her toes, did jumping jacks, and did countless other stances that Jackie was certain her body was not created to do.   As she looked across the crowd, she realized she […]

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Fiction Short: Love is in the Air

September 10, 2012
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  “Excuse me. I’m sorry,” Jackie mumbled under her breath as she knocked fellow passengers in the head with her 2-ounces-over-the-limit carry-on. She was glad the checker had let it pass. It would have been a miserable day without anything to entertain her after the early morning flight cancelation. Jackie finally found 27 B. The […]

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