Monthly Archives: November 2012

For my last day of giving thanks, I want to say THANK YOU to … YOU! To my fans, readers, followers, and friends. I am so incredibly grateful for each and every one of you. I am where I am only because of you. I am living my dream because of you. I push through even when it’s hard because of you. You spread the word about my books. You send me awesome fan mail that brings tears to my eyes. You are my cheerleaders, even when you don’t know it. You are my inspiration. I am forever grateful to have you … Continue reading


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During this week of giving thanks, today I am grateful for those things we tend to take for granted – homes, clothes, transportation, jobs – when those are huge dreams for other people. Two years ago, that was almost us. We’d just come to the point where we actually felt comfortable with our financial situation. Finally, we weren’t struggling to make ends meet each month and scared to death if something happened, like needing a new water heater or transmission. We were in the position to handle such emergencies, and even had money to go places and buy what had once … Continue reading


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This week, in preparation for Thanksgiving tomorrow, I’ve been sharing something each day that I’m thankful for. Today, I want to give thanks for my gift as a writer. It’s difficult for me to say “talent” or even “ability,” because those seem to require quantifying, which I can’t do. But I can say that I’ve been given a gift. That writing is the thing God has given me to contribute to this world. It’s something I enjoy doing and others are willing to pay me to do, whether with money (so I can pay my bills) or with appreciation and … Continue reading


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As writers, we are constantly being told by the “experts” that we can’t do this but we must do that. There are plot and structure rules, writing rules, grammar rules, querying rules and even rules for how to promote our books once we get to that stage. But this is probably one of the most lenient professions/hobbies where “rules are made to be broken.” As long as you know the rules and respect them, you can choose to break them. Just be sure that when you do, it’s the best choice for you and your story. When you’re in the … Continue reading


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This week I’m using each day to share with the world what I am thankful for. After God and His Son, I am most thankful for my family. I am grateful for my parents, who did the best they could and for their parents who also did the best they could. After all, that’s all we can give to our children – our very best with what we are given – and I know my parents did for me. I am so incredibly, undeniably thankful for my own immediate family – The Man and The Boys. They are the best … Continue reading


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