Our Crazy English Language

How can mate, eight and strait  same sound the same and yet are spelled differently? That’s our crazy English language.  I dislike saying English, because I know the Brits are probably curling up their toes. To them, American’s slaughter the English language, and we probably do. And I know people from other countries wonder about us too. If […]

Let’s Talk About Book Signings

I gave up booksigning a few years ago when I realized that even though I sold books, the time it took to prepare for the signing and the time spent watching readers dodge my booksigning table was hardly worth the hours away from writing. I enjoyed meeting readers, and I had followers who showed up […]

Do You Research Your Setting?

I have learned over time if I want to write real I need to visit the location of my novels if I’m using a real location. Creating a fictitious location is easier, but you’ll find bonuses in writing about real places. The first bonus is visiting a town that you have never been to or […]

Treasures of Her Heart by Gail Gaymer Martin

This book has been a long time coming.  I wrote the book years ago, but writing for two  category romance line Love Inspired and Barbour’s Heartsong Presents, the book did not fit the typical formula for that genre. First it was too long. The book presently it about 86,000.  Next the hero and heroine didn’t […]

Novel Proposals That Didn’t Sell

Although you love a story idea and can’t believe your editor will pass on it, sometimes it happens. This novel was one of them. I had called it a different name, but today Treasures of Her Heart will be available very soon. We all have them, and I will admit some of the first might […]

Remember Typewriters?

I recently went to a handbell concert that did this great number called The Typewriter.  Watch an orchestra perform this interesting song.

Keep “Social” in Media

    Twitter, Facebook, GoodReads and other social media provide opportunities to netweork and connect people with like interests. We are drawn to people with similar passions whether our pleasure is golfing, sports, cooking, animals, charities, yoga, reading or writing. Establishing a group of followers is the first step in a faithful relationship to exchange ideas […]

Swiss Creamed Peas

Fellow novelist Patt Marr loves cooking and giving dinner parties, and she also does what I do, she collects tasty recipes. Here’s a veggie that will add an interest treat to any dinner. Patt recommends you serve the decadently delicious peas with potatoes and grilled chicken. And enjoy! Swiss Creamed Peas Ingredients: 1 16-ounce bag […]

Breakfast Scalloped Potatoes

Novelist Irene Brand loves to use this dish for church breakfasts and for company. It’s a traditional casserole that is easy to prepare and enjoyed by everyone. Breakfast Scalloped Potatoes ** Ingredients: 2 lbs. thawed hash browns 1 tsp salt 1/2 c melted margarine 1/2 tsp pepper 2 T minced onion 1 can cream of […]

Low Fat Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Low Fat Lemon Crinkle Cookies This recipe came to me from somewhere, and whenever it says Low Fat, I grab it. I figured after the holiday season, we need to think Low Fat so I’m sharing this very easy recipe with you. Three ingredients and a dusting of powdered sugar and that’s it. What could […]