When I listed on my bio on Twitter a couple of years ago that I write Christian suspense, one of the writers who connected with me asked (partly in jest and partly serious, I think), “What is Christian suspense?” I then had to explain that a Christian suspense novel is like any other suspense novel, … More How to Write a Christian Thriller
Well, sort of. This is the first year that I have actively pursued writing awards. I blame it on my colleagues Kyle Portbury and Mike Agee, one an award-winning filmmaker and the other an award-winning radio broadcaster. I have to work with these two bozos every day. Whenever Kyle does a short film, he goes … More Yes, it’s good news. No, I didn’t win.
It seems like months since I wrote END and finished the first draft of The Key of Solomon. Like all authors, I wish that was the end of it and I could just hand it off to my readers at that point. But I know that was just the beginning of the work that needed … More What Happens After
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”
I want to try something different, and I need your help. I read that Andy Weir, author of The Martian, started his book off by posting it chapter by chapter on his website and looking for feedback from his readers. I would like to do the same thing. This isn’t the first time that I’ve … More The Great Adventure’s Grand Experiment
When my wife’s brother was getting married, those in charge came around and asked for words of advice from many of us who knew him well. My advice? “Don’t take life too seriously.” And I was serious when I said it. It’s too much of a temptation to get overly dramatic about each and every … More Make ‘Em Laugh…Or At Least Smile
Last Light (A Restoration Novel) by Terri Blackstock. Zondervan Books. 400 pages. It’s always refreshing to find another Christian author who is trying to accomplish what I’m in the middle of doing; that is, writing secular stories that include Christian themes or characters. In this situation, I came across Terri Blackstock while I was stocking … More Review: “Last Light” by Terri Blackstock