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Lindi’s book launch and more

This afternoon my husband and I went to hear our good friend Lindi Peterson speak at the launch of her second novel, “Summer’s Song,” at Yawn’s Books in Canton, Georgia.  I met Lindi years ago in the first writers’ group I ever joined, and I’ve loved her and her writing ever since.  “Summer’s Song” is a gently funny story with…

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Scienda Quarterly is on its way

I took this shot a couple of days ago from our back window, looking across our neighbors’ property.  See the coyote between the tree trunks? We watched him for five or ten minutes.  He was very dog-like as he bounced around in the cold, trying to dig some unlucky little critters out of their holes in the ground.  But he…

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Thanksgiving in the “new” house

We’ve moved.  We’re still not entirely settled, but we’re close.  The new place feels like home already, even with the piles of boxes here and there.  Now that we have internet again after three weeks without it, I feel connected to the outside world.  I should really get more faithful about this blogging business. Speaking of blogging, Dawn Kinzer has…

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Update on the lost month

Yes, that reads “lost” month, not “last” month. Ever have one of those days where you feel scattered?  Or torn in three directions?  Ever have a whole month like that? Me too.  August flew by in a whirl of work and travel.  I kept working on the edits of my next novel even when we were on the road to…

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A visit with Linda S. Clare

Today I’m happy to post a Q & A with Linda Clare.  She’s the author of The Fence My Father Built, a beautiful story of faith, family, and Native American heritage.  I enjoyed the book very much and I look forward to reading more from Linda.        How did you become a believer? By the hair of my chinny-chin-chin. I…

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Road trip

Lately I’ve spent a lot of hours watching mountains, deserts, trucks, and fence posts go by, like in this mirror-shot from somewhere near the California-Nevada border. Jon and I drove from Georgia to California a few weeks ago to help my siblings deal with the stuff our late mom left to us.  It was a bittersweet time as we sorted…

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Jim LePage and Word

I ran across a unique artistic project today on the Pangea Blog.  A graphic artist named Jim LePage shares some thoughts about combining Bible reading with his passion for artistic design, a combination that produced a project he calls Word. He’s designing at least one print for each book of the Bible, but some books have more.  He spent seven…

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Of courtship, novel-writing, and ghosts

It’s funny, this novel-writing business.  For me, a story always starts with characters, not with issues or an agenda, but the characters’ issues become the story’s issues in a messy, organic process that takes months.  I’m often still figuring out my opinions about things as I do my research and as I do the actual writing.  The writing shapes me…

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Christianity Today reviews Quivering Daughters

If I ever forget why I wrote When Sparrows Fall, I’ll only need to go back and read Christianity Today’s review of Quivering Daughters by Hillary McFarland. An excerpt from the review by Gina Dalfonzo:  “There seems to be a lack of understanding within the larger Christian community as to the actual nature of patriarchy. Sometimes the patriarchal lifestyle is…

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Goodreads and RomCon and LifeWay, oh my!

I’m home from California.  My mom’s memorial service was beautiful, and I enjoyed catching up with the friends and relatives who came to honor her memory.  There’s nothing quite like the warmth and caring of a small town.  I wish I could have stayed longer. Now I’m back to work, and I have some good stuff to share.  First, I…

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