Posts Categorized: Writing Life

Just the Facts—A Bible Story Quiz

While I was deep in finishing up a new preschool devotional, my editor and I were also going over the final proofs of a Bible storybook for toddlers. On the third time through the proofs, she discovered a simple factual error that we had all missed previously, a question of who made a particular statement….

4 Easy Ways to Show an Author Some Love

I wouldn’t want to be “lost” in a corn maze. That feeling that your friends are somewhere, but at the moment you’re alone. Being an author can feel like that. Writing a book is solitary to begin with. You know your readers are out there, but where? How do you find them? Authors reach out…

Praying for California

The devastation of the California fires this week shocks me. Have you seen the images and listened to peoples’ stories in the news and social media? I grew up in Anaheim, ten minutes from Disneyland, where eerie orange glowing skies and falling ash taunt the theme park’s “Happiest Place on Earth” slogan. Two agents and…

Lizzie’s Prayer—This Is Why I Write

I’ve shared this story over on the Christian Children’s Author’s blog, but I don’t want anyone to miss it so I’m posting it again here. Sometimes an author gets to hear how a book she wrote impacted a child’s life. This is one of those stories! Tim and Amy Dunn serve the church I’m part…

5 Takeaways from a Book Launch

Yesterday I celebrated the launch of my new book, Words to Dream On, with a party and book signing. Despite my years in the publishing world and my other published books, this is the first time I’ve been very involved in helping a new book get out there and fly. As I’ve been reflecting on…

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You CAN Read the Bible in a Year … Here’s How!