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Word of the Week

Thoughtful Thursdays

History's Story

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Faith Is a Verb
When I consider the word faith, I have a major beef with the English language. In English, faith is just a noun. A thing we have. In Greek, faith has a noun form...made from a VERB form. Just pause and ponder that for a moment. I know I had to the first time I heard...
Word of the Week – Anniversary
Today, David and I are celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary! So, of course, I thought we'd take a look at the word anniversary. That ann- prefix gives us a good idea where it comes from, sharing a root as it does with annual, from the Latin annus, for year. Latin...
Poor Marmalade
Yesterday was my husband David's birthday, Monday is our 23rd wedding anniversary, and so I thought it would be fun today to just share some of our silliness. These are a few of the inside jokes that we laugh endlessly over. And just something fun for the occasions....
Word of the Week – Camp
Do you like to go camping? If so, do you prefer tents or campers? These days, much of our camping is for recreation and leisure, but I daresay none of us will be surprised to learn that it wasn't always so. We're aware of travelers and military making camp when they...

Word of the Week

Since 2011, readers have been enjoying my “Word of the Week” posts, which look not just at the definition of a word, but at its history and etymology. These quick little peeks into words we use every day (or…don’t), are a fun way to learn something new in just a minute or two! Word Nerds, unite!

Thoughtful Thursdays

Though a novelist by trade, one of the trademarks of my books is the spiritual depth and exploration I includes as my characters work through what it really means to walk out their faith. Faith, in fact, is one of the things I like to ponder most. In these once-a-week articles, I gets thoughtful at the crossroads of faith, family, and fiction.

History’s Story

Nearly all of my books are historicals, which means I do A LOT of research. Check out History’s Story for this novelist’s take on some of the historical tidbits I’ve learned through my research, especially on topics that end up in my novels.

Books, Books, Books!

It goes without saying that with a novelist, it always comes down to BOOKS. These posts are your go-to for book news, cover reveals, book releases, Scavenger Hunts, giveaways, and bookish merch!

Spring 2024 Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #16

Spring 2024 Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #16

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes! The hunt BEGINS on 3/14 at noon MST with...

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