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September Christian Titles

September 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: A Baby for the Minister by Laurel Blount — Jilted at the altar, Natalie Davis has no one she … Continue reading

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Favorite Titles from 2017

Sometimes I wish I could just quit everything and read, don’t you? I wish I could earn a living simply by reading. Well, I do read a lot of manuscripts, but that’s a different job. I read 24 books in … Continue reading

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Readers are Forgiving

Writers have rules. They may not be carved in stone; they can be bent, broken, circumvented, but they’re still general guidelines that we’re supposed to follow. Generally. For the most part, readers don’t know this. They know what genre they … Continue reading

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Whatcha Readin’?

What are you reading right now? — well, aside from this post, smarty-pants. What’s on your nightstand, or wherever you keep your open book? What’s your preferred genre? Do you ever read outside your genre? If you’re a writer, you … Continue reading

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Read Often, Read Slow

“The first step is to become a slow reader.” Great advice. Slow down and savor, not just to learn to write elegant prose, but to present vivid settings, realistic characters, gripping emotion. After a while, once you’ve read the how-to … Continue reading

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A Call for Guest Posts

I’m looking for Friday guest posters for 777 Peppermint Place. Each Friday, the guests will write a 700-word response to “What is the most . . . ?” For July, my question is,  What is the most terrifying passage you’ve … Continue reading

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May Goals–Shot to Smithereens!

Before you ask, I don’t know what a smithereen is either, but in this context it means the bulk of my bright ideas for the month went up in smoke. Just to recap: Writing goals: 1. Finish Cat Lady (Ha!) … Continue reading

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A Call to All Readers!

For authors, promoting our books is the hardest task, particularly for newbie authors who are self-published or with a small publisher, but also for those with large houses, since so much of the marketing is being shoved onto the author’s … Continue reading

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New Poll for Readers

Not long ago, I asked my readers how many books they read at a time. A whopping eighty-one percent said more than two. Let me tell ya, that makes this ol’ gal happy. With so many other distractions, books seem … Continue reading

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Goals for May: Writing, Reading, Marketing, Editing

Setting goals and publishing them on this site isn’t new for me, so I bet no one’s surprised to see me doing it again. But I’m spurred on this morning by two facts: To start with, this is Sunday, May … Continue reading

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