How Jane Jenkins Herlong Flip-Flops Mess-ups Into Humor!

Jane Jenkins Herlong is a fellow Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas author and an Amazon bestselling author, in addition! After I read her hope-filled biography I really looked forward to [...]


Better Than Ever Before: Karen Wingate’s Story Behind the Story

Though I haven’t met Karen Wingate in person I’ve been blessed by our online acquaintance.  She is also a client of our mutual agent, Linda S. Glaz of the Hartline Literary Agency. [...]

How Author and Autism Advocate, Karla Akins, Uses Words as Weapons for Good

  Karla Akins and I “met” online through our mutual agent and friend, Linda Glaz, of the Hartline Agency. Then I met her in person a few years ago at an ACFW conference and have [...]


Why Didn’t I Participate in NaNoWriMo?

National Novel Writing Month. So what’s not to like about a month devoted to writing a novel . . . in a month? In a way, it gives honor to the people that slog away at the keyboard every day [...]


Day 35 of 40 Days of Grace – How to Find Grace for the Roads Less Traveled

Day 35 – You can imagine my disappointment when the store manager at Barnes and Noble told me that due to budget cuts they couldn’t hire me after all. After two interviews going well, I was [...]


Day 34 of 40 Days of Grace – How I Learned to See Grace in a Flower

Day 34 – This morning I trudged downstairs to find a vase full of wilted tulips. Many of the petals drooped. Some had fallen off during the night. The vibrant salmon pink color had drained [...]


Day 33 of 40 Days of Grace – How I Found the Good Side of Melancholy

Day 33 – Depression is a delicate subject for believers, but there are grieving hearts, naturally sad people, and a combination of both in every pew. We smile and pretend everything is all [...]


Day 32 of 40 Days of Grace – Lessons From My Abba

Day 32 – When my youngest was probably five or six we were listening to a Christian radio station one morning as a man was singing about God’s righteousness and my son stopped eating his [...]


Day 31 of 40 Days of Grace – Seeing Behind the Scenes

Day 31 – Today I had an unexpected blessing. Nearly a year ago I met a lady at the ophthalmologist’s office. I think we both were reading and began talking about the books in our hands. She told [...]


Day 29 of 40 Days of Grace – When Dreams Come True

Day 29 – Dear Readers, I’m afraid that 40 Days of Grace has gone off the track and I’m attempting to get the train back on. As I’ve been preparing for a book launch, making arrangements for a [...]

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