Another sneak peek at The Baggage Handler …

So by now you know that The Baggage Handler will be published in March 2019, courtesy of the wonderful people at HarperCollins Christian.  I'm neck-deep in line edits at the moment, and revisiting some of the work that I haven't looked at in great detail for some months. I thought I'd share some with you … Continue reading Another sneak peek at The Baggage Handler …

The whooshing sound deadlines make as they fly by …

[This blog post first appeared on the International Christian Fiction Writers blog in May 20180. “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” A great quote by Douglas Adams. Not useful, but entertaining, and uncannily reminiscent of the writing journey. Which you expect from Adams ... being a writer. … Continue reading The whooshing sound deadlines make as they fly by …

The two things I learned from meeting Robert Ludlum …

[This blog first appeared on LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in May 2018]. Robert Ludlum had a firmer handshake than I was expecting. I don’t know what I was expecting or how I could even process it. Considering I’d worked extra over summer to fill a row on my bookshelf with his work, shaking his hand left my seventeen-year-old … Continue reading The two things I learned from meeting Robert Ludlum …

Returning the gift of generosity to my writing friends …

[This blog post first appeared on the International Christian Fiction Writers blog in April 2018]. Being a generous writer is something I aspire more to be. As writers, we are given so much at a God level – a story to write or the seed of an idea that germinates into something beautiful. We are … Continue reading Returning the gift of generosity to my writing friends …

Seeing how far you’ve come …

[This blog post first appeared on LearnHowToWriteANovel.com in April 2018] When you’re driving, there is one thing you do that really helps you navigate the way ahead. And to do it, it involves looking back. It’s when you look in the rearview mirror. That little mirror gives you a glimpse into where you’ve come from, … Continue reading Seeing how far you’ve come …

April 2018 New Releases from ACFW

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.   Contemporary Romance: Pelican Point by Irene Hannon -- After inheriting a crumbling lighthouse, ex-Army doctor Ben Garrison wants to sell it. But Hope Harbor Herald editor Marci Weber is determined to save the town landmark. Can these two romance-wary … Continue reading April 2018 New Releases from ACFW

Five things authors can learn from spammers

[This blog post first appeared on the International Christian Fiction Writers blog on March 12, 2018] I hate spam. Not the faux-meat shaped like dog food, but the unwanted rubbish that appears in my email inbox every morning. The type of communication that leaves me disappointed that of the 100 emails I’ve got waiting for … Continue reading Five things authors can learn from spammers

The advantages of being an international writer

This blog post first appeared on NovelRocket.com on March 11, 2018] Last time I was on NovelRocket, blogged about the challenges of being an international writer. And those challenges are large, albeit surmountable. There are also advantages to being an international writer. Advantages that can help set you apart in the drive to be discovered … Continue reading The advantages of being an international writer