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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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Welcome Kelli Hughett to IC Today

I always love it when I find a new author to follow. So, I was grateful to discover Kelli Hughett this past month and would like to share her with you, my dear reader. Kelli, like me, writes Christian Romantic Suspense. Her characters are lively and relatable—just the way I like them. She agreed to … 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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Why I Created the Character “Preacher”

  One of the interesting things I’ve found since the release of One Among Men, is the almost universal regard of the 6’8” muscle-bound African-American dude-from-the-hood character nick-named Preacher. Many reviews state how they loved Chris and Samantha, the main characters … but they really loved Preacher. My sister, after having read the manuscript some … 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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Heather Day Gilbert Interviews the Character Thomas Spencer from Her New Novel MIRANDA WARNING

Today, I’m interviewing Thomas Spencer, a lawyer at Meredith and Jenkins, LLP. He and his wife, Tess, have been married for just about two years now and live in the small town of Buckneck, West Virginia. Tess is spending a lot of time sleuthing these days, and I wanted to check in with Thomas about … Continue reading »

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Camy Tang on Writing, Independent Publishing and Knitting

It’s always so wonderful to have an author back on IC for a second visit. Mostly because it means I haven’t offended her yet ;o). Which is why I am excited to have Camy Tang here today to add some insight to the worlds of writing, independent publishing and, yes, knitting. Camy, thank you for … Continue reading »

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Denise Hunter on “Dancing with Fireflies”

Today, I am super-excited to be interviewing one of my favorite authors, Denise Hunter. She’s been a favorite since I read the book Seaside Letters a few years ago. If you haven’t read her novels, I suggest you check them out right now. We’ll wait … <Connie hums a tune. Denise taps her fingers on … Continue reading »

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