FOR THE WRITER ~ Facing the Blank Page

FOR THE WRITER ~ Facing the Blank Page

Every writer faces dry times, when the words just won’t flow. That blank page (or screen) can seem like an insurmountable barrier, especially when moving from one project to the next. If you’re like me, the thought of starting a new novel both excites and overwhelms...
FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Cattle Drives

FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Cattle Drives

While writing the second book in my Prairie Sky Series, Under Prairie Skies, I enjoyed researching cattle drives, specifically the one extending from Sedalia, Missouri to Chicago, Illinois. My hero, Chad Avery, joins up with a cattle drive to earn wages to start a...
FOR THE HEART ~ Who’s In Control?

FOR THE HEART ~ Who’s In Control?

I’m excited to have friend and fellow author Laurie Driesen join us this month for our FOR THE HEART blog post. Laurie and I became acquainted when we were both contributing to the Putting On the New Blog. Her posts always spoke to my heart. Laurie will be...
FOR THE WRITER ~ Goal-Setting

FOR THE WRITER ~ Goal-Setting

We all have dreams…those driving pulses that spur us to action and set our souls afire. Whether small or great, each of us have deep-seeded wishes we’d like to fulfill. For me, it’s writing. Nothing ignites my creative energies like sitting down at my computer...
FOR THE READER ~ When Valleys Bloom Again

FOR THE READER ~ When Valleys Bloom Again

My guest author this week on For the Reader is Pat Jeanne Davis. I hope you’ll enjoy this personal story of God’s love in Pat’s life and also an excerpt from her debut WW II novel, When Valleys Bloom Again. **Stick around and enter to win a copy of...
FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Lighthouses for the Blind

FOR THE HISTORY BUFF ~ Lighthouses for the Blind

Research is one of the best parts of being a historical writer. I love learning about the past and incorporating true-to-life people and places in my stories. In my debut novel, Under This Same Sky, one of my characters is blinded by an injury to the head. His loss of...
FOR THE HEART ~ Finding God’s Footprints

FOR THE HEART ~ Finding God’s Footprints

This week I’m introducing my FOR THE HEART blog feature. Once a month, I or my friend Laurie Driesen will share a message of hope and encouragement. I pray you are blessed. It’s amazing how vibrantly the Lord speaks through Scripture. I’ve read Psalm 77...
For The Reader ~ Under Moonlit Skies

For The Reader ~ Under Moonlit Skies

My third novel, Under Moonlit Skies, is centered around 1 Samuel 16:7 “For the Lord seeth not as man seeth for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” (KJV) My hero, Stewart Brant, is a cowboy with little education, few possessions,...
FOR THE READER ~ UNDER PRAIRIE SKIES + GIVEAWAY!

FOR THE READER ~ UNDER PRAIRIE SKIES + GIVEAWAY!

This week on FOR THE READER I’m highlighting Book 2 in my Prairie Sky Series, Under Prairie Skies! “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17) Have you ever noticed that the Lord often makes us face our fears? He knows just the...
Sowing Seeds of Hope: Why Do Bad Things Happen?

Sowing Seeds of Hope: Why Do Bad Things Happen?

Sowing Seeds of Hope Blog is branching out! With the help of some friends and fellow authors, I’m introducing some new features to my website that are meant to uplift, encourage, and inform. To ensure you don’t miss out, scroll to the bottom of this page and...