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A New Anna Denning Mystery!


A snowed-in hotel in the Colorado mountains, a killer on the loose, and a hotel manager who’s into Haitian Vodou. What could go wrong? Bitter Roots, the fifth Anna Denning mystery, is now available on Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Barnes & Noble.

Free Ebook: Geraldine Woolkins

Why was young Geraldine the mouse, who wants so much to be brave, created by God to be small and quivering? Today through Monday, March 23, The Adventures of Geraldine Woolkins is free on Amazon! Click here to get your copy of the children’s book that isn’t just for children: Geraldine Woolkins.

Palming the Magazine

At some point or another in my life, I’ve had the opportunity to shoot rifles, pump-action shotguns, revolvers, and pistols—all of which came in handy when I wrote my soon-to-be-out thriller, All Souls (due June 2013). My experiences with these weapons, and with talking to experts like my father, who knows just about everything there is toContinue Reading

The Layman vs. the Vicar

One of my favorite C.S. Lewis quotes is “Once the layman was anxious to hide the fact that he believed so much less than the vicar; now he tends to hide the fact that he believes so much more.” I knew Rob Bell left his church in Grandville, Michigan, for southern California, but I didn’t knowContinue Reading

Top Ten TV Mystery/Detective Shows of All Time

One of the simplest yet most enjoyable pleasures in life is settling down to a good mystery on TV. A little popcorn, maybe a glass of wine. Rain beating on the windows, dog sleeping by the fire . . . Well, you get the idea. It’s heaven for us mystery lovers. There have been someContinue Reading

Why I Love Christian Fiction

There’s an interesting scene in the 1992 movie A Stranger Among Us, the story of Emily Eden, a tough New York City cop who briefly lives under cover in a community Hasidic Jews in order to solve the disappearance of a member of that community. In this scene, Emily (Melanie Griffith) is introduced to theContinue Reading

Four Tips

Although I don’t like writing “rules,” I love writing tips. I like hearing what works for other writers, especially those facing the same challenges I face. How do they manage their time or deal with the dreaded Fear of the Blank Page? I want to share four tips I’ve found useful in hopes one orContinue Reading