Stephen Lawhead’s THE SKIN MAP — Day 3

YES! Day 3 of the CSFF Blog Tour! If you haven’t read Day 1, or Day 2, don’t miss them, for they contain RIDDLE #1 and RIDDLE #2 For the Stephen Lawhead autographed THE SKIN MAP give-away! One more recap, I was incredibly privileged to spend a weekend around Stephen in early October at the[…]

Stephen Lawhead’s THE SKIN MAP — Day 2

Day 2 of the CSFF Blog Tour! If you haven’t read Day 1, don’t miss it, for it contains RIDDLE #1 For the Stephen Lawhead autographed THE SKIN MAP give-away! Just to recap, I spent an incredible weekend with Stephen in early October at the Laity Lodge Writer’s Retreat. As part of that, I had[…]

Stephen Lawhead’s THE SKIN MAP — Day 1

Well, it’s finally here! The long awaited CSFF Blog Tour of Stephen R. Lawhead’s THE SKIN MAP! The incredible thing is that I was able to spend an extended weekend with Stephen in early October at the Laity Lodge Writer’s Retreat. As part of that, I had him sign an extra copy of The Skin[…]

The Laity Lodge Writers Retreat: A Travelogue

I arrived back form the western foothills of Texas on Sunday night, and thought I’d write about my experience at the Laity Lodge Writers Retreat. The Laity Lodge courtyard and fountain. (The following notes are as best as I can remember, so if I have forgotten details or gotten the order of events mixed up…[…]

Big News #3 — Laity Lodge Writing Retreat!

I’ve been waiting quite awhile to announce that I’ll be attending the fall writing retreat at Laity Lodge, and that’s been hard to hide since it’s such big news. Why did I wait to announce it? Because until this last Tuesday, I didn’t know if I was even going… And that uncertainty was after I[…]

Excellent Interview With Steve Laube

I ran across a great interview with Steve Laube, agent extraordinaire, from June of last year. It is on the “Craving The Supernatural” blog, and you can read it by clicking right here. A lot of his advice has to do with attending the ACFW conference, and having attended it last September, and having met[…]

POV Issues In Writing

I have completely rewritten the first fifty pages of my book to achieve the following: Introduce my main character “Indiana Jones” style Keep the Point-Of-View from him for the first forty or so pages This took a lot of work, as I had previously (mistakenly) cut away to another POV after only seven pages. My[…]

Enclave Publishing IS LIVE !!

Here’s the press release from the president of Enclave Publishing, the premier publisher of Christian speculative fiction: Mwahahaha! Excuse me while I indulge myself in yet another evil laugh. Bwahahahaaaa! After more than a year of machinations and shrewd maneuvering I am at last poised to take over the entire… Okay, okay, I’ll try to[…]

The 2008 ACFW Conference Review

I just got back from the 2008 American Christian Fiction Writer’s conference, and my daughter Adele and I had a wonderful time. The great thing is that we were able to be in the Twin Cities (MN) area, where I grew up and most of my extended family lives. Because of that, every time we[…]

Where To Buy Business Cards, etc.

In preparation for the ACFW Conference next week, I just received two boxes of business cards from Vista Print, and they look EXCELLENT! Better than I even imagined! So if you are in the need of business cards, either standard or custom, this is the place. You can get free full-color business cards for the[…]

We’re Going To The ACFW Conference!

Well, after months of back and forth decisions on whether or not we were going to the fall ACFW Conference, it finally came down to finances. The manuscript questions fell to the wayside with Marcus Goodyear and Randy Ingermanson’s encouragement that even a first draft is good enough to pitch. But the money dried up[…]