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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 […]

Leaving Winter Behind

My home is in Michigan, a beautiful state surrounded by water–the Great Lakes, inland lakes, rivers, streams, creeks and waterfalls. You can visit vast metropolitan cities, small towns, farmland, national forests, rocky coasts or sandy beaches, many lighthouses, and sand dunes. But in winter you are surrounded by snow and cold temperatures. My mailbox that […]

The Value Of Thank You

Thank you can come in many forms from words, to attitude, to assistance, to flowers. But the real question is what is the value of a thank you. “Thank you” is easily tossed into the air as two words or even one if it’s “Thanks.” But the attitude and behavior that follows is also important. Employees […]

Don’t miss American Chrisitan Fiction Writers 2014 Annual Conference

Make Plans To Attend the 2014 Conference! We’re excited to invite you to the ACFW annual conference. The 2014 conference will be held in beautiful St. Louis, Missouri, right by the arch, Thursday, September 25th-Saturday, September 27th, with an optional Post-Conference Session offered Sunday, September 28th. Below is just a sampling of the highlights of the upcoming […]

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 […]

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 […]

Original Poem on Easter To You From Me

A Tree Man looks to trees For signs of Changing seasons, Soft greens and bursting buds of spring, Leaves full and summer green, autumn’s aging hues, And dead leaves drift from barren winter limbs. We see the tree’s seasons as the stages Of our lives from birth to death. And so it was a tree […]

March 1 release – The British Brides Collection with Gail Gaymer Martin

The British Brides Collection, including my novella Apple of HIs Eyes, set in Victorian England will be in stores where books are sold and online bookstores in March. I’m particularly excited about having this novella come to life again, because it was based and inspirted by a true story in my family  history. In real life, […]

Rachel – New Release by Jill Eileen Smith

I’m happy to tell you about another writer friend’s new release, Rachel  with a giveaway you can’t resist. A Novel Jill Eileen Smith 4 ½ Stars from RT Book Reviews  Can true love overcome a legacy of betrayal? Rachel wants nothing more than for her older half sister Leah to wed and move out of […]

Fresh Spirit, Fresh Ideas for Fiction

How often do you see what some call Buttermilk skies? Traveling through the Kansas prairie, this sight amazed me. When we view new places, experience new adventures, breathe in the fresh air of a new environment, novelists are inspired to new and creative ideas. I’ve had this experience for the past few years, spending time […]