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My Top 10 Favorite Things From 2015

My time goes by in such a rush that I often look up at the beginning of a new year, stunned to realize the last year all but disappeared on me. One of my favorite things to do in January is look back on all the memories that stand out from the last year–while they’re still […]

6 Things That Should Have Your Attention This Week

What has my attention this week? Book: The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley Writing buddy Holly Heisey put me onto Kearsley a year or two ago. She’s often touted as being a modern-day Daphne Du Maurier (of Rebecca fame), and I definitely recognize the (much gentler) touches of Du Maurier’s supernatural influences throughout Kearsley’s works. All three of […]

How I Resolve to Make 2016 the Best Year Ever!

There’s no time of the year that isn’t a good time to make positive resolutions for our lives. But I can attest—and I expect you can too—there’s just something about January that inspires reflection and resolve. The Two Best Kinds of Resolutions Specific Goals Some years, I have definite goals. Last year, my goal was […]

6 Things That Have My Attention This Week

What has my attention this week? Favorite Christmas gifts edition. Book: Heroes of the City of Man by William Leithart As a matter of fact, I didn’t receive a single book for Christmas. Shocking, I know. I stopped asking for books a few years ago, because my TBR pile is always ginormous anyway. But I […]

Wayfarer’s First Draft Finished!

I finished a book. I don’t think that feeling ever gets old. Amidst the general blur and busyness of the launch of my historical/dieselpunk novel Storming, I typed the final words in the first draft of my historical/superhero work-in-progress Wayfarer. Its happy dance kind of got lost in the rush. One minute: bam, I’m done. The next: whoosh, […]

My Top 20 Books of 2015

One of my favorite things about the end of the year is all the “best of” lists. Especially the best books. Of course. As I do every year, here I’m presenting my top 20 books of 2015. I divide my reading into four categories: Fiction, General Non-Fiction, Devotional, and Writing How-To. Below are my top five in each […]

6 Things That Have My Attention This Week

What has my attention this week? Book: Taken by Dee Henderson I’m in “sequel” mode in my reading right now. Having just finished all the books in my Kindle library, I’m taking a few weeks to catch up on sequels before tackling the toppling pile of paperbacks in my TBR stack. This is one of those […]

Free Desktop Wallpaper From Storming

  I had so many goodies related to Storming that I didn’t have time to get them all in before its release last Friday. Here’s one I especially had fun putting together. Desktop wallpaper! If you’re tired of looking at the same ol’-same ol’ every time you visit your desktop — or if you want to […]

Storming’s Launch Day! Win Prizes!

Time to get this party started! Today is the Launch Day for my fourth novel Storming, a historical/dieselpunk mashup that is dear to my heart for a lot of reasons: 1. I had probably more fun writing it than I have any of my other books. 2. Which makes sense, since I think you’ll find it the most objectively “fun” story […]

Join Me for a Flying Tour of the Real-Life Settings in Storming

Ready to step back in time with me to 1920s western Nebraska? Usually, when I write a book, my settings are contained wholly in my imagination–and maybe Google images. But with my dielselpunk/historical novel Storming (which releases this Friday–woohoo!), I got to experience the special treat of setting a story in a place with which I am […]