It’s been a year since I left teaching, and I miss it. One of the things I miss the most is my student writer’s club that met every Thursday, Rough Writers. We’d get together and plan events, do writing exercises, and most importantly, critique each other’s ongoing writing projects. What I got a kick out … More Why You Should/Should Not Write a Book Series
Meet Connie Simescu. She’s fluent in nine languages, passable in nine more. She has a soft heart for the homeless, a wicked sense of humor, and a bad habit of getting into trouble. Connie survived an attempted kidnapping six weeks ago, thanks to her sister’s boyfriend and the grace of God. Now, despite her parents’ … More Introducing: “Soul Survivor” and Connie Simescu
In the next few days, we’ll be putting the finishing touches on the cover of Soul Survivor, my latest Christian suspense novel. I’m really excited about it, especially since it combines characters from two of my favorite series, The Champion Series, and The Foundation Series. Here’s another look at it and some of the people … More Quick Look: Soul Survivor #2
One of the bad–and good–things about teaching other people how to write is that you have to stop and think about the process yourself. I’ve been teaching writing as a professor now for about 20 years, and taught writing workshops before that, so I have a little practice. But even so, I find myself scratching … More How do I do this? I really don’t know.
I have to confess that I have a guilty pleasure. I like to read my own books. Well, put it this way. I’m never going to be rich off the sales of my books. Sure, a few people read and enjoy them, but not nearly as many as I would like. And some books still … More Read It Again, Sam
I know you are busy getting ready for Turkey Day, but I wanted to share that I have a giveaway going on at Goodreads. The official launch date for The Key of Solomon is fast approaching, and I am giving away five signed copies of the book through Goodreads. I’m really excited about the book … More Giveaway!
Having a form of godliness, but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. (2 Timothy 3:15 NIV) Back when I was working on my doctoral dissertation, I learned never to tell people what it was about. As soon as I told them I was writing about commodification of the World Wide Web, … More So….Why Witchcraft?
As I keep working on The Key of Solomon, the sequel to Salome’s Charger, due for release at Christmas, I’m eager to share it with you. Here’s a snippet to give you a chance to see a little bit of what it’s about: A cold northern wind had picked up and the light rain that … More Sneak Peek 2: “The Key of Solomon”
Hey Gang: I’ve been pretty mum lately, but that’s just because I’ve been hard at work on my latest book. It’s called The Key of Solomon, and it’s the sequel to Salome’s Charger, the Christian suspense novel that Celeste Walker and I had an opportunity to work on back in 2015. This one sends Dr. … More Sneak Peek: “The Key of Solomon”
Tomorrow marks the twentieth time I will have sat through colloquium at Southwestern Adventist University. For those of you who don’t know, colloquium are the meetings that mark the beginning of another school year for the faculty of our university. Last night was our opening “banquet” (hot dogs and beans at the local ballpark), tomorrow … More Colloquium X 20 and My Latest Project