New Children’s Books Promote Health & Good Role Models

For the past several months I’ve worked with a new children’s book publisher, Purple Toad Publishing ( The editor, Cynthia Cope, is great! She replies to my emails and is friendly and pays promptly—something every writer enjoys! Better yet, she has assigned me to write two Middle Grade books for her company that were recently... Continue Reading →

Indy Author Fair Offers Opportunities for Writers, Readers

Recently I was honored to be chosen to participate in the Indy Author Fair. It was held at the Central Library in downtown Indianapolis. The Indy Author Fair is presented by the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award and The Indianapolis Public Library. The fair was free and included other free activities including a... Continue Reading →

Pontiac Author Fair — Allen County (Indiana) Public Library

As an author of nine non-fiction middle grade children’s books, I’m always excited about opportunities to share about the writing process. This week I’ll be at the second annual Author Fair at Pontiac branch of Allen County Public Library on Tuesday, November 5 from 6:00-8:30. For more information go to <ahref=";. Benita Browning, branch manager,... Continue Reading →

Speaking to Students About Books at Deerfield Elementary School

The past couple of weeks have been busy with speaking opportunities about writing. I confess, I didn't always want to participate in speaking opportunities because I was afraid of public speaking. For decades after high school and colleges when those classes were painfully fulfilled as requirements, I avoided all possible events that might require being... Continue Reading →

Recommended Christian Writing Blog: The Writers View

From time to time I will recommend a blog that I think Christian writers will find help from. The Writers View is one such blog. I’ve subscribed for several years now and have learned so much. I think it is issued 2x/week and always with pertinent topics for discussion. Here is an excerpt from the... Continue Reading →

Six Tips for Writing Celebrity Profiles

Articles about celebrities are one of the easiest types of articles to sell. Editors know readers want to learn what makes well-known people tick. The good news is that you don’t have to be famous to interview celebrities. My name isn’t Barbara Walters, yet I’ve interviewed Bill and Gloria Gaither, Joe Bonsall of The Oak... Continue Reading →

Liberty Center Baptist Church: From Surviving to Thriving

In a change from my regular format of posting a devo each Sunday I’m posting a story about a local church in my area that I wrote for the Bluffton News-Banner with permission of the editor. Each week for the past year I’ve been blessed to interview a different pastor in my county. The stories... Continue Reading →

Best-Selling Author Tess Gerritsen Speaks at Wells County Public Library

I’m thrilled to say I met a best-selling author this week! Tess Gerritsen, creator of Rizzoli and Isles books and TV show and author of 24 fantastic suspense novels, including Gravity, visited the Wells County Public Library on Wednesday, October 2. It was a great night with a turnout of 100+. This was a big... Continue Reading →

New Fort Wayne Christian Writing Club is Off and Running!

Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end. Hebrews 3:6. Recently I’ve helped start a new Christian Writing Club in Fort Wayne Indiana. I already co-lead one in Bluffton Indiana. The distance between the two... Continue Reading →

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