Tag Archives: historical fiction

Writing That Changes the World

Tweet You hear the news of the day.  It upsets you so much, you want to do something!  But what?  Can writing really make a difference? If we could ask Harriet Beecher Stowe that question, she would point you to her … Continue reading

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All Created Equal

Tweet Sneak a peek at book 3 of my Grace in Africa trilogy (The Triumph of Grace) and you will see the appearance of a familiar document that turns the whole plot upside down—our country’s  Declaration of Independence. An editor … Continue reading

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Tweaking Back to the Good Old Days~

Tweet Me:  “You want me to change my book from contemporary to historical?” Agent:  “Yes.  I think the 1950s would be fun.” Me:  “B-b-but the proposal and five chapters are done, and I have to show them in two weeks!” … Continue reading

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By Any Other Name?

Tweet A series of psychological studies has discovered what every teacher and every fiction writer already knew: names matter.  A lot. Don’t listen to those celebrities who borrow names willy nilly from the grocery store (Apple, Thyme, Peaches Honeyblossom) or from … Continue reading

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The Truth About Fiction

Tweet To Marilyn, Blessings! Kay Marshall Strom. I smiled and handed the second book of my latest series, Blessings in India, to the tall woman before me. “Is it true?” Marilyn asked. I told her it was historical fiction. “But … Continue reading

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Blog Hop Book Tour: The Love of Divena

Tweet Welcome to this next stop on the Blog Hop Book Tour. If you like finding out the hows and whys behind books, you’ll love following along from blog to blog. Last week Julie Carobini answered ten questions about her … Continue reading

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Rejoice With Me~

Tweet I just got notified of this nomination.  The third for The Love of Divena, book 3 of the Blessing in India trilogy. http://thechristianmanifesto.com/archives/7851

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For the Love of Fiction

Tweet My latest book, The Love of Divena, is fiction set in fact.  On my first trip to India, I met a couple I’ll call Ajit and Jaya. Both came from the lowest rung of India’s social ladder, Dalits. Outcastes … Continue reading

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Doing What Scares Me

Tweet I’m on my way back to India. I’ll be working on a book while I’m there, and I’ll do publicity for my “Blessings in India” trilogy. But I’ll also have a wonderfully unique opportunity to gather stories from bright … Continue reading

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The Rest of the Story…

Tweet Just got this note from a reader named Lucille: “I read the first two books of your Blessings in India series – the Faith book and the Hope book – and I liked them.  But I just finished and I … Continue reading

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