Recent Books

Sometimes the journey is only the beginning . . . Michael Archer might not have been able to save Ben Carstairs, but he vowed to carry out Ben’s dying wish...
In the 1870s American West, Michael Archer, wracked by guilt over having killed once again, embarks on a mission to clear the name of a man wrongly executed for murder...

Get the Free E-book Rachel's Rescue

When you sign up for my newsletter
I respect your privacy. I will not share your email. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Recent Blog Posts

What’s your biggest struggle as a writer?

This is a question with as many possible answers as there are writers. Some struggle with finding time to write. Some with aspects of the craft like dialogue or characterization. For others it might be show, don’t tell. And what on God’s green planet is the difference between lie and …

Read Post

How’s Your Hearing?

Have you ever faced a dilemma, a decision, about which direction to go and longed to hear from God on it? Sometimes it is as basic as which physical road to take on journey. We’ve all experienced or heard stories of someone taking a different route to work without knowing …

Read Post

That Book’s a Keeper

Juliet Marillier planted the idea for this post in her recent post, Books as Treasure on Writer Unboxed What makes a book a keeper? There are probably as many answers to that question as there are readers. My eyes linger on the titles jamming my bookcase, many upright, some leaning, …

Read Post

5 Tips for NANOWRIMO

We’re a week into NANO for this year. How’s it going for you? Are you hitting the target of 1,667 words per day? Or are you feeling so far behind you’re ready to quit? Please don’t. NANO has value. Maybe not for every writer, but for many of us it’s …

Read Post

Feeling Burned Out?

Have you ever felt tired and worn out? Burdened with obligations and things to do? Like there’s never enough time? Have you ever felt like “Help!” is all you can pray? I have. I think we all have. In my writing, my own writing competes with obligations to my coaching …

Read Post

Being Equipped

God has a will, or a plan for each of us. Psalm 139:16 (NLT) tells us, You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. Each of us is on this …

Read Post

How Do I Get My Family on Board with My Writing?

This one of the top five questions I get from beginning writers, ranking right up there with finding the time to write. Unless you’re a hermit, you decision to be a writer is going to impact people around you. Especially your immediate family. Serious writing is a commitment of time …

Read Post

What Is Your Hero Pursuing?

We’ve all heard story is about conflict and tension. And that is definitely true. Stories about happy people living in Happy Valley don’t excite readers. Frankly, they can be boring. The story becomes a story when something disrupts the status quo. As John LeCarré once said, “The cat sat on …

Read Post

When Things Don’t Go My Way

What happens when things don’t go the way I want? And they frequently don’t. Traffic makes me late for an appointment. My favorite TV show is preempted by politics. The agent I want sends a polite yet form letter rejection. I don’t get the editing or ghostwriting contract I sought. …

Read Post