Writing Roseanna

Word of the Week

Thoughtful Thursdays

History's Story

Books, Books, Books!

Update on Roseanna
Well, here I am, 10 days after my first infusion of chemotherapy. So many of you have reached out privately to say you're praying and ask how I'm doing--and many just say you're praying and don't want to be a bother so say I don't have to reply, LOL. So I thought I'd...
Word of the Week – Meme
Did you know that meme was coined as a scientific word in the 1970s? Yep. Richard Dawkins, a British evolutionary biologist, wanted a word to describe ideas or behaviors that quickly spread from person to person within a culture, so he came up with meme, from the...
These Bodies
Crucifixes used to creep me out. I admit it. Probably because I grew up in a faith tradition that put a lot of emphasis on "He's not on the cross anymore!" as a way of deliberately frowning upon any cross that had a representation of Christ on it. That's wrong was...
Word of the Week – Prestigious
I imagine that, like me, you think prestigious means "honored." And it does...today. But it started life in a very different place! Prestigious actually comes from the Latin praestigious, meaning "full of tricks." Think magician shows and jugglers and...

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.

These Bodies

These Bodies

Sometimes we fall into the trap of thinking are bodies are less important than our souls. But Christ defies that reasoning.

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The Passover Seder

The Passover Seder

We read about the Last Supper, but until we understand what the Jewish Passover Seder was like in the time of Christ, we can’t really grasp what He was doing when He instituted communion.

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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.

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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