Have You Discovered the Treasure Beyond the Fuzzy Orbs?

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Before LASIK surgery at age forty, severe nearsightedness blinded my vision without corrective lenses. I only saw an advantage to this condition at Christmas when the tree went up with its strings of colorful bulbs. Without vision aids at night, the lights on the tree appeared as fuzzy orbs, blending together in a dazzling display of color. To be honest, …

Lessons Learned from Rejection

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I will always remember the drizzly day I ambled Emily Brontë’s heather-dressed moors at age seventeen. As an American student in the United Kingdom writing a thesis on Wuthering Heights, my romantic spirit soared, savoring my chance encounter with an old gent, sporting a cap and a cane, whose family had known the Brontës. The experience sealed my desire to …

Karen Van Den Heuvel Debut Thriller Heats Up with Drama and Danger

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I’m pleased to introduce debut thriller author and friend Karen Van Den Heuvel. Karen’s diverse experiences as an attorney, certified civil mediator, Registered Dietitian, teacher, speaker, and published author with more than 20 years experience in the corporate, government, and private sectors have fueled her desire to assist people live fuller, richer lives. She desires to help people add spice …

Pamela Trawick’s Debut Novel An Inspirational Story

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     From time to time, a book comes along that has the ability to touch our hearts and warm our spirits. I’m extremely pleased and excited to tell you about debut novel Walking Between The Stones by good friend and award winning author Pamela Trawick. A woman of rare wit and talent, Pamela Trawick’s style is compelling and has …

What are You Willing to Do to Gain the World?

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For the average person, the political season brings up a whole host of emotions, mostly negative. We view politics as a necessary evil imposed on our lives for a time, and then wave a sigh of relief when it’s over. This sentiment is understood. But what do we do with it?Most of us despise the rhetoric, the slanderous accusations and …

An Interview with Love Inspired Author Jane Choate

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Today I’m happy to introduce you to my writing colleague and friend Jane M. Choate. Jane is a prolific writer, including short stories, children’s stories, a contributing author to a number of magazines and her series of Christian romantic suspense books written for Love Inspired Suspense. Jane dreamed of writing from the time she was a small child when she entertained …

An Interview with Bestselling Romance Author Amanda Cabot

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I am extremely happy to introduce you to fellow writer, friend, mentor, and coordinator for the Front Range Christian Fiction Writers, Amanda Cabot. Amanda is the bestselling author of more than thirty novels including the Texas Dreams trilogy, the Westward Winds series, and Christmas Roses. A former director of Information Technology, she has written everything from technical books and articles …

An Interview with Contemporary Inspirational Romance Writer Candee Fick

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Today’s spotlight is on my friend and writing colleague Candee Fick. Candee is the wife of a high school football coach and the mother of three children, including a daughter with a rare genetic syndrome. When not busy with her day job or writing, she can be forund cheering on the home team at football, basketball, baseball, and Special Olympics …

An Interview with mystery writer Marilyn Leach

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As part of my author spotlight, today, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to my friend and fellow writer, Marilyn Leach. At the age of nine, Marilyn wrote her first play with a childhood neighbor–a mystery called The Ghost and Mr. Giltwallet. Since that time, she has been writing in various formats for various audiences, as a hobby and as a livelihood. …

Discover the Adventure–An Interview with Cowboy Romance Writer, Jill Haymaker

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As mentioned in a previous blog post, it’s my pleasure to occasionally spotlight people who are making an impact on the world of contemporary fiction. Today I have the extreme pleasure of introducing you to Jill Haymaker, a friend and fellow member of Front Range Christian Fiction Writers. She will be talking about the second book in her Peakview Series, Breakfast for …

Historical Research: Fact or Fiction?

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Regardless of the genre, most writers I know do some amount of research to maintain integrity and authenticity in their material. It just comes with the territory. Even when the story is mostly a fictional tale, there is usually something that requires a Google search or query of an expert. While the genre I write is primarily contemporary suspense, I …