Fiction

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 »

Categories: Author Interviews, Book Launch, Current Books, Dystopian, Fiction, Guest Author, Heroine, Speculative, Suspense, Teen, Writing Tips, Young Adult | Comments Off

But I Can’t Speak!

“Tom, you shouldn’t be here. This isn’t right.” Jack perched on the stool next to his friend. “I don’t care. What do I have to live for?” Tom took a swallow of his drink, turning a shoulder toward Jack. Jack felt the subtle hint. He probably shouldn’t have followed Tom into the bar. It’d been … Continue reading »

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Peace, Be Still!

“Daddy!” Katie squealed as John walked into the house. He caught his little daughter and lifted her toward the ceiling before holding her, giggling and squirming in a warm hug. Katie brought a smile to his lips, but she couldn’t take the worry from his heart. As Katie ran off, he moved into the kitchen … Continue reading »

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Already Forgiven

“My brother’s in the hospital and needs prayer.” Julie called the prayer hotline at her church while tears poured from her broken heart. “His car rolled, and he’s in a coma. The doctors don’t give him much hope, but he’s only nineteen years old, and he doesn’t know the Lord.” A sob cut off anything … Continue reading »

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A New Website for Readers Looking for Great Christian Fiction

Today, I’d like to tell you about a new website for readers of Christian fiction looking for a reasonably priced ebook read on an ever-broadening range of storylines—IndieChristianFictionSearch.Blogspot.com. “Ickfuss” (ICFS) to its friends. What is Indie Christian Fiction Search? It is THE site to find the latest releases of Christian fiction, written from the heart. … Continue reading »

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My Secret Room

Anna ushered her best friend through the new house. “We closed last Friday. It’s all ours now.” “Congratulations. It’s beautiful, Anna. So clean and neat.” Janie laughed. “I’ll bet you scrubbed every inch before you let me in the door.” Anna grinned at how close to the truth her friend was. She brushed her fingers … 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 »

Categories: Agent/Publisher Info, Author Interviews, Book Launch, Current Books, Fiction, General Writing Tips, Guest Blogs, Independent Publishing, Self Publising, Writing Resources, Writing Tips, Writing Tips | 7 Comments

What Do You See?

Julia skirted a mud puddle while a memory from her childhood danced through her mind. Outside the church, her older cousin, Sue, hurried across the country road to the church. Julia, at the age of seven, loved stomping in puddles after a rain, and the one beside her cousin looked far too inviting.  “Julia Brown!” … 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 »

Categories: Author Interviews, Book Launch, Character Interview, Contemporary, Current Books, Fiction, Guest Author, Guest Blogs, Independent Publishing, Self Publising, Suspense | 2 Comments

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 »

Categories: Author Interviews, Book Launch, Contemporary, Current Books, Fiction, General Writing Tips, Guest Author, Guest Blogs, Historical, Independent Publishing, Regency, Romance, Suspense, Writing Tips, Writing Tips | 4 Comments