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Word of the Week

Thoughtful Thursdays

History's Story

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Word of the Week – Silly
If you look up silly in the dictionary today, you come across a couple definitions. 1 a: exhibiting or indicative of a lack of common sense or sound judgment    b: weak in intellect    c: playfully lighthearted and amusing    d: trifling, frivolous 2: being stunned or...
Why Do I Love You?
There's a famous poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning called "How Do I Love Thee?" You've probably read it. But if it's been a while, here's a quick refresher of this beautiful, short poem (which is in the public domain): How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.I love...
Word of the Week – Flirt
With Valentine's Day upon us, I thought it would be fun to pick a "romantic" word to examine today...and flirt wins because it's a rather hilarious evolution. Because it didn't always mean what it does now! In fact, flirt began life in English around 1550 as the very...
Not Inspired
I'll be honest. Though 100% of my income comes from creative endeavors...I don't always feel inspired. I don't always want to write. I don't always want to design book covers. I don't always want to typeset a book. I don't even always want to work on sprayed edges or...

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.

Not Inspired

Not Inspired

Let me tell you a secret. I’m not always INSPIRED when I sit down to create. But I do it anyway…and the inspiration follows.

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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.

Advent – The Savior Will Come

Advent – The Savior Will Come

Though Christ has already been born in that stable, in this season, we dwell on yearning for Him, longing for Him like the world did leading up to that miracle.

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The Codebreakers of Room 40

The Codebreakers of Room 40

North American has only one native plant with caffeine: yaupon. And thanks to its stimulants and antioxidants, it’s been loved for centuries!

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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!