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The Dissection of Ezekiel

I found David Ryan Long’s debut novel, Ezekiel’s Shadow, in the library about a year ago. It’s the story of a horror writer who becomes a Christian and how that decision wreaks havoc with his writing career. As a writer myself, I enjoyed getting into the character’s head and seeing similarities and differences in work habits and thought processes. But…

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ACFW conference

I’ve been procrastinating about this post because I don’t know where to start. Also because I’ve been busy polishing a manuscript and rewriting the ending three times. (Yes, I’ve just about got it now, thanks for asking.) I went to the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in Nashville with two of my Atlanta-area friends (waving here to Missy and Amy)….

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Good books I’ve been reading

I learned this morning that Deeanne Gist has hit Number 10 on the list of best-selling Christian fiction with A Bride Most Begrudging, published by Bethany House. (You can read a bit about the book in my first post, listed in the sidebar.) I’m happy for her, and I’m happy for the readers who have picked up her book. I…

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Good magic

Do you remember the day you learned to read? I do. I even remember the first word I read for myself, the one that woke me up to the wild idea that I had the keys to deciphering all the marks on all the pages of all the books in the whole world. Well, the books written in English, anyway….

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Bikes, Books, and a Bride Most Begrudging

“Ride your own ride.” That advice comes from my friend Gloria, a Harley rider. We love riding in the mountains, Gloria and her husband each on their own bikes while I enjoy passenger status behind my husband. Each rider is responsible for his or her own safety. If Gloria were following her husband and he made a maneuver that wouldn’t…

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