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Book signing

Please join me at my next book signing.  I always love to see old friends and meet new ones!   SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Books for Less (Lawrenceville/Buford location) 2815 Buford Drive, Buford, GA 30519 Store phone: 770-945-9288  

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It’s release day for “A Stillness of Chimes”

Writing a novel can take a writer down a long road complete with twisty turns and bone-jarring pot holes, but sometimes it leads to a place that feels like home. That’s where the writing of A Stillness of Chimes took me. Prospect, Georgia, is a small town where children trust adults to keep them safe from scary strangers. Where childhood sweethearts make…

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The Swap of the Magi – a short story for Christmas

For your reading enjoyment and a laugh or two, here’s my short story that took second place in a contest sponsored by Infuze Magazine and editor Dave Long of Bethany House, way back in 2004. My characters, Delle and Jimmy, are my tongue-in-cheek tribute to O. Henry’s characters, Della and Jim, in his classic Christmas story, The Gift of the…

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Thank you, Barnes and Noble

I’m bad at dates, but I think it was around 1998.  Every Tuesday night, around a dozen aspiring novelists showed up at the local Barnes and Noble for a critique group.  We had a fairly strict schedule, taking turns to distribute our chapters one week and then to sit in the hot seat the next week while everyone else dissected…

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Three Matts: Redman, Redmond, and Saint

It’s another rainy day in North Georgia, but I’ve accomplished a couple of outdoor chores like feeding the cats (again) and picking the zucchini. While I was outside, I saw…  —A volunteer sunflower blooming among the peppers and tomatoes. A bird must have dropped a sunflower seed after he’d grabbed it from the feeder.       —Two honey bees buzzing around the…

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I love book groups!

Ever been part of a book group? I have, and even when I didn’t especially like our monthly picks, they expanded my horizons and made me explore genres I wouldn’t have chosen on my own. I saw some of my old favorites differently too, after discussing them with people who didn’t necessarily like my taste in books. It can be…

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Juanita Nobles on hobbies…and a giveaway

I think you’ll enjoy this conversational guest post from my new friend Juanita Nobles, whose musings about hobbies make me want to run to the nearest fabric store and buy, buy, buy! She’s giving away a copy of her book, A Heritage of Faith. Read to the end for details of the drawing. Now, here is Juanita: Hobbies, I’ve had more…

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The Road to Mercy – Q & A with author Kathy Harris

I met author Kathy Harris at a seminar in Nashville a few years ago. She’s a warm and lovely person, and I think you’ll enjoy this brief Q & A about her love of books and her journey to publication. Her debut novel, The Road to Mercy, came out in September 2012 from Abingdon Press. MM: Kathy, what is your…

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Books-a-Million signing today

Here in Lawrenceville, it’s one of those gorgeous days when I should be outside even if it’s only to pull weeds in the garden. But here I am, indoors, encouraging you (if you’re local) to join me, indoors, at Books-a-Million where I’ll be signing Gone South from 2-4 p.m. The store is located in Discover Mills at 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway…

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God bless the helpers

Yesterday morning I walked to the edge of our yard to see the fog stretching across the vacant land behind our house. We’d had a whopper of a thunderstorm that dumped several inches of rain overnight. Usually a storm will clear the air, but this one didn’t. The air was still thick with humidity, as if another storm waited in…

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