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Category Archives: Odds and Ends
The novel I’m writing now is set in October, 1962. The working title is “Stolen Treasures.” To prepare for this, I’ve been reading and watching everything I can about life in the late 50s and early 60s. I was alive during that time but very young (born in ’57). It’s been wonderfully refreshing to remind myself about the way things were “back then.” I’m speaking specifically of the time in American history just … READ MORE
You’ve heard of that old saying, Starting off the New Year with a bang or a whimper…I guess I’m going on the record as an official fan of the whimper side of things. That’s not the same as being a wimp. I mean, they don’t mean the same things and aren’t even spelled the same way (notice how “whimper” has an “h” in it”). I like to think of the “whimper side” as referring to … READ MORE
Today I thought I’d post a Christmas Story, not the now famous one made into a holiday movie, but one about a Christmas book. Many of you know, I have two Christmas novels on the shelf right now. But this story isn’t about my books; it’s about a special Christmas book I searched for far and wide to buy for my wife a few years ago. To appreciate this story, I have to back up … READ MORE
I know for some this is probably going to put me in the “Old Geezer Camp,” but I can’t help it. I’ve been thinking about this every Christmas for years, not just lately. Every time I hear that ridiculous “Christmas” song called “The Little Drummer Boy” on the radio, I think, “How in the world did this song ever get into every radio’s traditional Christmas songlist?” Just before I switch to another station. It’s such … READ MORE
For the past week, we celebrated the release of my new novel, The Reunion, with a 10-book giveaway contest! Five winners will each receive a signed copy of The Reunion, as well as my third novel, The Deepest Waters. I’m including this book because it was named a finalist for an ACFW Carol Award (book-of-the-year). I’ll find out if it wins this Saturday in Dallas at ACFW’s big convention. AND THE 5 WINNERS ARE… Thank … READ MORE