• Jul. 14th, 2016 My Rules for the Rest of my Summer Vacation

    As a kid the main advantage I could see to summer vacation was the virtually unlimited reading time it provided. But by July, I was ready for routines, new textbooks, and bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils. Fast forward a few years, and I’m still not the biggest fan of summer vacation. I appreciate the break [ read more ]

  • Jul. 7th, 2016 When You Want to be Somewhere Else with your Writing

    Not my son, but an accurate representation of his gloominess! I felt so sorry for him. My youngest son was surveying the scene on his first morning of day camp—and he was not impressed. Kids were running around playing with hula hoops, bouncy balls, Legos, Crayons, and board games. It was a kids’ paradise in [ read more ]

  • Jun. 30th, 2016 What I Learned in June

    I really enjoy taking a few minutes to think back over my month and share a few of the things I’ve learned. (This idea is from both Emily P. Freeman and Modern Mrs. Darcy ).  Here goes: 1. I am incapable of being calm when surprised with good news. (Or . . . I *will* make a goober out of myself [ read more ]

  • Jun. 24th, 2016 Interview on Blog Talk Radio with Christian Communicators Live!

    I hope you are all enjoying your summer! I am up to my eye balls in summer camps and a new romantic suspense story. To be honest, it’s been a challenging writing week. I had hit a wall – hard – when a friend of mine shot me an encouraging word about an interview I [ read more ]

  • Jun. 18th, 2016 A Few Thoughts….The Selah Awards – Part 2 edition

    A month ago I shared a few thoughts on being a finalist for the Selah Awards in the Mystery and Suspense category. (You can read that post here). In that post, I made the following statement…“I am not going to win.” Well… I was wrong. To my absolute and complete shock, Covert Justice won the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery/Suspense!  I’ve had [ read more ]