Let’s Talk Perspective.

Perspective is part of our lives. It’s how we look at things, physically, mentally and emotionally. Perspective combines available facts with personal ideas to shape our mental state. Writers think of prospective as POV or point of view. It is how a character looks at and deals with life and living based on how he combines the […]

Writing A Christmas Novel

Some of the best selling books happen at Christmas time or ones that focus on other holidays. I have written many Christmas romance novels. The one pictured was my first Love Inspired and Upon A Midnight Clear became a big seller and an award winner. People love books about those special times of year, and they stimulate […]

Do you like chocolate? Mexican food?

One of our Thanksgiving treats was my newest find, Mexican Brownie Bites. Our family loves Mexican food and so I thought that was a perfect addition to the other desserts we had for Thanksgiving. And I promised my FB friends that I would share the recipe. Mexican Brownie Bites These tangy desserts are baked in […]

Thanksgiving Blessings.

Most everyone looks forward to Thanksgiving. It’s the day we commemorate the Pilgrims surviving another year in the new world. It’s a time of eating turkey and stuffing or perhaps a ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato pie, cranberry sauce, a multitude of vegetables and always serving corn. And then there’s the traditional pumpkin pie with […]

3rd book in Finding Sanctuary series – Rising Darkness by Nancy Mehl

I enjoy sharing good books with you from authors that I know and respect as novelists.  Today you’ll learn about the newest suspense novel from Nancy Mehl, Rising Darkness, the third in her Finding Sanctuary series. Plus a free book drawing– details below. Sophie Wittenbauer left her strict Mennonite hometown under a cloud of shame and […]

The Right Word For Every Purpose

Whether speaking, writing a business letter, an article or a novel, finding the correct word that captures exactly what you mean is important. Many software programs have a thesaurus, and using a search engine can also help locate some of the possible words you might want to use, but as a novelist, I want the exact […]

A Troublemaking Charm Bracelet Fork in Romance By Design

A noisy charm bracelet plays an intricate part in my newest release, Romance By Design, a story with quirky humor and romance that pits two interior designers head to head as one fights to keep his top designer reputation and another only wants to bring a splash of Americana and charm to the well-respected company…and yes, […]

In 2 Days – Get Ready For A $.99 Launch

On July 15, Romance By Design will be available at the sale price of $.99 for one day only. The price will then revert to the regular price of $3.99. Romance By Design, is a novel I wrote  that didn’t fit my traditional publishers guidelines, but it’s one I love and wanted to see live […]

Free Book Drawing – A Mother To Love from Love Inspired.

A Mother To Love, published by Love Inspired,  is the first book in the Lilac Circle series and revolves around a cul-de-sac street in Owosso, Michigan, a real town. Each romance focuses on one or more residence of the street, and readers can continue to follow character’s lives in each book. Book two, A Husband For Christmas will be […]

What Makes A Successful Person?

Most everyone wants to be successful. Sadly more often most of us are unsuccessful — or sort of successful. So what does it take. Dan Barbow’s article on Elect To Be Successful appeared in early November lst year on Steve Laube’s Blog and focused on the election, but in that article an interesting study prepared by Mary […]