Tag Archives: The Faith of Ashish

Writing the Rails With Amtrak

Tweet Being a writer has paid off for me in many ways.  Dollars and cents, of course.  And all the world travel I’ve been able to do.  And having our wedding catered for free.  And the stone mason who artistically … Continue reading

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30 Interesting Facts About India

Tweet People often say to me: Tell me about India. I hardly know anything about it. Okay. Here are 30 interesting facts about the country of India: India is about 1/3 the size of the United States, but with a population … Continue reading

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Persecution? Healing Words…

Tweet Next month, Dan and I will be going to India.  One of the things we’ll be doing there is participating in a training retreat for church leaders who have survived years of horrific persecution.  So what is the first … Continue reading

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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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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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21st Century Abolitionist

Tweet *** Some of you said you’ve had trouble accessing this link.  I changed to a different one.  Please check again.  You will need to enter your email address and create a  password to get in.  My segment is the … 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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Sari Blues to Sari Joy

Tweet Have you ever put on an Indian sari? It’s tricky. If you don’t have the proper paraphernalia, it’s nigh unto impossible. The sari itself is just a 6-foot or so length of beautiful fabric, often decorated along one edge. … 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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Chai Tea Recipe – Yum!

Tweet All this promotion of my latest book, The Hope of Shridula, which is set in India at the time of independence (1946-1947), is making me thirsty for one of my favorite tastes of India: Chai Tea. Basically, chai (also … Continue reading

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