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The Reflections Series is Complete

Today, we welcome Mary of Bethany into the Reflections family. Although her paperback has been live for several weeks, today’s the official birthday for digital copies. Believe me, that’s something Miss Mary never would have conceived of during her lifetime. Take a look at this cover. It’s a thing of beauty. Orphan to Saint: A …

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Third Glimpse behind the Curtain

Tomorrow is my birthday. Let’s celebrate by ME giving YOU another free peek inside my latest book. A Pondering Heart is the first in a series of biblical fiction that stretched both my faith and my writing ability. But you don’t care about that. You’ve read chapter one and chapter two, and now you’re ready …

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A Preview of A Laboring Hand

November is halfway over. My Reflections series has been introduced, and I’m thankful for those of you who have purchased, read and reviewed the book. But it is only the first in a series, and I’m going to give you a peek inside the second book in the series today. Today’s excerpt comes from A …

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FINDING FOCUS: Teaching

I spent fifteen years working in public education. During that time, I met fabulous teachers who cared about every student and mediocre teachers who plodded through their classroom like an ox with a plow. I learned tons about teaching theory, application and practice from these educators, but my most important lessons came from the students. …

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What is Mentoring?

This month, I turned my blog into more of a teaching platform. We all know what teachers do, but what is thing called mentoring? A mentor is someone who advises or trains someone (especially a younger colleague) says the dictionary. I’m not a huge fan of this definition because that makes it sound like mentors …

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A Snippet of What I’m Writing Now

Write. Write some more. Right now I’m writing the first draft of the first two novellas in my new REFLECTIONS series. This isn’t the smooth and easy writing of fiction. Because I’m writing a fictionalization. Fiction? Fictionalization? Sounds the same to the average non-author type. Except fiction is something completely formed in my muse’s imagination. …

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The Push to Write Nonfiction

In August, Forbes ran an article headlining the fact that traditional publishers sold more nonfiction than fiction. For an author, something like that might make you wonder, “Am I writing the right thing?” When most people think about writing a book, they either think of writing the Great American Novel or a self-help book about …

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