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Of Writing and Genre and Such

Tweet Question from Reader Anne:  “What are the boundaries of fiction genre?  Are they set in stone?” Good question, Anne.  When I first started writing, genre boundaries were absolutely clear.  Historical was historical, romance was romance, contemporary was contemporary.  And religious was … 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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A Tale of Two Countries

Tweet Poor Africa. Even when it booms, it suffers. You’d think that with a regional economy growth second only to Asia, the future would look rosy for the continent. (Yes, continent. Africa is not a country.  It’s a huge continent.) … Continue reading

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Digging Out My Story

Tweet Thirty-four of my forty books are non-fiction. Not that I don’t like fiction. I like it very much. And come to think of it, I actually have long written fiction: a sprinkling of short stories, TV and movie scripts. … Continue reading

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FREE Books! What a deal~

Tweet Yay! For a limited time, you can get free downloads of both The Call of Zulina, book 1 of the Grace in Africa trilogy, and The Hope of Shridula, book 2 of the Blessings in India trilogy. Such a … Continue reading

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FREE Kindle Downloads!

Tweet I have been so, so encouraged by all the comments I’ve received about the Grace in Africa trilogy, and now the newly releasing Blessings in India books. Thank you everyone! All this week, you will find free Amazon Kindle … Continue reading

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George Clooney and Me

Tweet George Clooney went to Sudan without me! No great surprise, I suppose, considering that he has no idea who I am. And that his visit to the deadly border region between Sudan and South Sudan had to be kept … Continue reading

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Writing Back Then Right Now

Tweet I finished writing the last book in my second historical fiction series, just as The Faith of Ashish, book 1 of the Blessings in India trilogy, was being released. It is set in India in 1905. In the Grace … Continue reading

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The Rest of Grace’s Story

Tweet Remember Paul Harvey?  He gave us the news, tagged on a surprise ending, and closed with his trademark line:  “And now you know… the rest of the story.” Good  approach, Paul.  We want to know the rest of the … Continue reading

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To Write is to Care

Tweet What an exciting rollercoaster ride!  Am I in Africa or India or the USA?  Is it back in history or today? As I prepare for the February 1 release of The Triumph of Grace, book 3 of the Grace … Continue reading

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