The Quest for Perfection

The Quest for Perfection

One of my favorite parts in developing my novel characters is giving them a challenge or flaw to overcome, some area of their heart that needs the Lord’s touch to make whole. Readers can relate to characters who struggle through hardships and imperfections because...
The Old State House ~ Novel Research Part 2

The Old State House ~ Novel Research Part 2

In researching for a novel, often I gather much more information than needed–partly out of a love for learning about the past, and partly so that I can be as accurate as possible in my writing. While on our trip to visit the First National Road Interactive...
The True Measure of Success

The True Measure of Success

The world likes to define success by the measure of fame and fortune a person achieves. But in my morning devotions, I came across a definition of success that really gave me something to ponder. In my Bible footnotes, it defined success in God’s eyes as, “faithfully...
Novel Research ~ Making It Fun

Novel Research ~ Making It Fun

One of the reasons I enjoy writing historical novels is the research. There is so much richness in learning about the past. Currently, while researching for Book 3 in my Prairie Sky Series (Under Moonlit Skies), I stumbled across a bit of Illinois history I...