Emily Jenkins, the main character in my contemporary Christian romance A Heart Held Captive, is an ER Nurse. After observing one of her patients in bad shape and living in foster care, she gets the social worker’s approval to take the boy to physical therapy on her dime.
In The Key to Everything, the protagonist Genny faces a sacrifice she never saw coming. In fact, as the author writing the story, I never saw it coming either. But, there it was, and I wondered if I were challenged in the same way whether I would be able to follow through as Genny did.
I wrote this late on a Sunday evening in October of 2014. It had been a long day, but a good one. My church had held its Third Annual Chili Cook-Off after the morning service. It was lots of fun, and it was a lot like the family reunions I attended as a child.
When we hear the word, legacy, we often think of a financial or real estate inheritance. That’s what Genny Sanders first thought in my book, The Key to Everything, when her grandmother died leaving Genny her house. Genny was grateful for the house, but that was only the beginning of her grandmother’s legacy. A legacy [...]
You’ve now got some ideas for promoting your books on social media. Next get out into your community! Let them know they have a local celebrity. Okay, not a celebrity yet, but you’d be surprised how many people will be amazed that someone from their town has written and published a book.
A sense of place has always been important to me. It’s been important in where I have chosen to live, and it’s important in the stories I write. I know what a sense of place feels like and yet, I find myself struggling to capture words that define it. While researching the topic, I came [...]
In The Key to Everything, we find these words: “’Wish I could’ve seen my grandmother’s work exhibited in that depot. She stopped painting in her twenties, though.” David took a sip from his soda. “Why’s that?” Genny swallowed the last bite of her hot dog and plucked one of the zinnias from the pot in [...]