“What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” Mark 8:36 NIV It isn’t until you look the Devil in the eye for the first time–really look at him–that you realize that you have seen him before. I was actually going to introduce this story as the time I … More Short Story: “The Devil Went Down to Tulsa”
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. –Arthur C. Clarke As an author, I find myself in an interesting situation. For those who don’t know, I write Christian suspense novels. I also write science fiction. Many of those who read my Christian suspense novels would turn their noses up at the idea of science … More Angel or Alien?
“Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.” –John 20:29. I write in a genre called Christian suspense, and I’ve been asked more than once on Twitter what the difference is between Christian suspense and ordinary suspense. To answer that, you have to understand the way Christians think…or at least how they should … More Where’s the Suspense in Christian?
A student in my Editorial Techniques class said the other day: “I find myself looking for story ideas everywhere I go.” That’s because I am requiring them to come up with a story a week, AND have someone else write the story. Being always focused on story ideas comes with being an editor. It is … More When Dreams Become Reality
Instead of spending the usual time talking to you about my writing experience, I thought this was a good opportunity to share words from a colleague. I have known Celeste perrino Walker professionally for about 25 years (has it been that long?), and during that time I have constantly been impressed not only by the … More The Shaking: An Interview with Celeste perrino Walker, Author
I rarely read romance novels, even ones with a fantasy twist, but I do have a weakness for Christian indie writers. I came across Ralph Smith and his book series, which starts with “Seal of the King” on Twitter. We struck up a conversation, and that led to my read and review. “Seal of the … More Review: “Seal of the King” by Ralph Smith
A hot cup of coffee cures a lot of ills, but not everything. It can start your day, it can calm your nerves, it can wake you up. But it can’t make you any more attractive than God created you. I thought about that as I stared at the ugly, old man sitting handcuffed in … More “Rules of Engagement”