Secrets and a giveaway from author Jody Hedlund

. Today I’m sharing in the excitement of author Jody Hedlund’s newest release, UNENDING DEVOTION. Publisher’s Weekly calls it “a meaty tale of life amid the debauchery of the lumber camps of 1880s Michigan . . . exciting and unpredictable to the very end.” This is stop #2 on Jody’s blog tour sharing fun secretsContinue reading “Secrets and a giveaway from author Jody Hedlund”

The dilemma of labelling Christian fiction… or not

. Last week agent Rachelle Gardner posed a question on her blog that has generated almost two hundred comments, and the discussion is still ongoing. She asked, “Should we label Christian fiction?” “There has been a controversy brewing underground for awhile now, ever since publishers started promoting books by offering a limited-time free download. ManyContinue reading “The dilemma of labelling Christian fiction… or not”

What’s right and wrong with Christian fiction?

. Does anyone really know what constitutes good Christian fiction? Four years ago I was invited to do several book reviews for our national church magazine, The Presbyterian Record. The books ranged from historical fiction to children’s fiction, and I chose to consolidate the reviews in one article, incorporating the reactions of fictitious readers. ThoseContinue reading “What’s right and wrong with Christian fiction?”

Interview: Author Christine Lindsay

. Today I’m pleased to share an interview with debut author Christine Lindsay. I discovered just recently that Christine and I are almost neighbours. We both live in BC’s Central Fraser Valley just outside Vancouver, which is on the Pacific coast of Canada, about 200 miles north of Seattle. Christine says it’s a special timeContinue reading “Interview: Author Christine Lindsay”

Book Giveaway – Last Chance

Just a reminder: tomorrow morning, Friday at 9:00 a.m. PST comments will close on the draw for Brandilyn Collins’ EYES OF ELISHA, a Christian murder mystery. Check out yesterday’s post for details and if you’ve never read one of Brandi’s books and would like to be in the draw, just add a comment. I’ll postContinue reading “Book Giveaway – Last Chance”

EYES OF ELISHA: A Book Review and Giveaway

Author Jeanette Levellie and I made a deal. She had committed to reviewing EYES OF ELISHA for Brandilyn Collins but then discovered it wasn’t her “cup of Starbucks”. What to do? It was a dilemma solved by finding someone else who met the same criteria that had initially won her the book, and I endedContinue reading “EYES OF ELISHA: A Book Review and Giveaway”

What Did I Say?

When people speak, words tumble out unleashed into the lives of those who are listening. It’s much the same when writers give their creativity free rein on the page. The difference is that writers can rethink their words before anyone else has an opportunity to absorb them.   I was pondering the impact of wordsContinue reading “What Did I Say?”

Searching Through the Morass

I don’t read much Christian fiction.  In fact, for years I avoided reading it altogether because the plots I had encountered were painfully simplistic, the narrative and dialogue purged and unbelievable. However the research I did while preparing a book review for last summer’s ‘Presbyterian Record’ magazine exposed me to a changing reality. During theContinue reading “Searching Through the Morass”