Book Launch

What Inspired The Novel “Flee from Evil” by Connie Almony

What inspired the novel Flee from Evil, you ask? Though it is not actually a long story, it was long in the making. Let me tell you about it … Around 20 years ago I watched Mel Gibson play a character who rescued his son from kidnappers when law enforcement could no longer help him. … Continue reading »

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Meet Cody James of Tammy L. Gray’s Latest Novel—Sell Out

As an author, I sometimes write about college life for Christians. That time and place can be a rough one for many believers. However, the years before college have their own special challenges. In fact, I often tell my high-school-age daughter that if anyone ever wanted to torture me, they should just put me back … Continue reading »

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Rachel Trautmiller Tells IC about Her Latest Novel, “Disconnect”

Several weeks ago I had the great pleasure to e-hang-out with Rachel Trautmiller during a Facebook Book party. I had so much fun getting to know her I finally decided to try one of her novels, Disconnect, the second in The Bening Files series. Um … what a great ride!!! Now I have to read … Continue reading »

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I Remembered You Oh God and I Groaned

I remembered You, O God and I groaned (Psalm 77:3, NIV) This is the favorite verse of the main character, Samantha Hart, in my latest novel, One Among Men. She got this verse from me. It was my first favorite and the very first I’d ever memorized when I began studying the Good Book in … Continue reading »

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Interview of Samantha Hart, from “One Among Men”

  Today I’m going to do something every writer should love. I’m going to interview a character from my newest novel, One Among Men. Why should every novelist love this? Because it’s the best way to get to know your character as you write the book. The crazy thing is, I’ve already published One Among … Continue reading »

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Please Welcome Debbie Lynne Costello

When I asked Debbie Lynne Costello to write a post about her new Guideposts story, she graciously consented to write the post AND to give away one copy of her book. Please comment below to be considered for the giveaway. After reading about her story, my interest was stirred, and now not only this year’s … Continue reading »

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Introducing “Jo” Christy from Carrie Fancett Pagels’ “The Fruitcake Challenge”

Today, my very good friend, Carrie Pagels, came by and brought the main character of her latest release, The Fruitcake Challenge. I can’t wait to get to know her. Carrie is also giving away one copy of this novel (ebook or paperback) to a lucky commenter. The winner will be picked after Saturday December 27th. … Continue reading »

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Perdita! From MaryLu Tyndall’s Newest Novel, “Tears of the Sea”

MaryLu Tyndall’s imagination has taken her to many exotic locales to meet many extraordinary beings. Today, she has someone special to introduce to us—the heroine of her latest novel, Tears of the Sea—Perdita. MaryLu is also giving away one copy of Tears of the Sea to a lucky commenter—ebook, or paperback (within the US). Just … Continue reading »

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Nadine Brandes Talks about “A Time to Die”

I e-met my next guest, Nadine Brandes, as a newbie writer on the ACFW Critique Loop. I loved her writing so much, not to mention the suggestions she had for mine, I begged her to join my first critique group. She’s been on this blog before, telling us about her editorial services—which I’ve gratefully used—but … Continue reading »

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Randy Ingermanson on The Snowflake Method, Independent Publishing and ACFW

What a thrill to host the inimitable Randy Ingermanson on IC today. It was learning Randy’s Snowflake Method of story development that made the process of novel creation a reality for me so many years ago. So when I found out Randy had decided to publish a “How To” book on writing using the Snowflake … Continue reading »

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