On My Mind

No One Cares

Emma stepped out her back door and hoisted the sack of trash into the garbage bin. Sometimes she felt so alone. One day blended into the next with no one to care about her. She never went anywhere. Had even stopped going to church. What was the use? No one missed her or cared now … Continue reading »

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Take Time for God

“Spend fifteen minutes each day with God this coming week.” The Sunday school teacher challenged her students. “When you first wake up, maybe even before you get dressed, take a few minutes reading Bible verses, listening to your favorite gospel or worship songs while you meditate on your Heavenly Father’s love, or turn to Him … Continue reading »

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I’ve Been There

“I’m here to listen, but if you don’t feel the need to talk, I understand.” Melanie set a cup of coffee on the table in front of her younger friend from church. She’d invited Stephanie to her house as an expression of friendship because she recognized the intense grief the other woman was going through … 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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Widows and Orphans

Ashley set the box of files on the table. Why did every project she tackled take so long? Maybe because you put things off until they grow out of proportion. Her inner voice mocked, but she had to agree. Her life was entirely too busy. With a sigh, she pulled out the first folder and … Continue reading »

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What to Do about the “Us vs. Them” in Publishing!

Over the past few weeks I’ve seen some interesting articles talking about the “Us vs. Them” battle lines being drawn between indie authors and traditional publishing. Though I have recently been known to tout the benefits of indie (both as author and as reader) I do not believe one is better than the other—just different. … Continue reading »

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A Special Note to My Readers

Searching for Treasure is the third book in my Second Chance Love series. I had originally planned to have it published in late fall 2014, which is passing much too quickly for my liking. As I work on this book, I’m finding many wrinkles that need to be ironed out before it will be ready for publication. Such … Continue reading »

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Like My Mother?

Loni arranged the desserts on the table in the church basement to make room for more then stepped back when Sue stopped beside her and added a pie to the offerings. “I didn’t expect to see you here tonight.” Loni gave her a sharp look. “Why not? I couldn’t miss one of our church suppers. … Continue reading »

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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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