Why bother going to a conference?
Authors spend a lot of money to attend conferences. As a teacher, I did the same thing but the school district paid for it. When an author goes to a conference, they pay all expenses. So is it worth it? Why bother? The answer to that depends where you are in your writing career. I attended the ACFW conference in Grapevine, Texas last week for several reasons.
1. I wanted to meet up with my agent. Steve Laube is based out of Phoenix, AZ, so we don’t get to see each other much. Conference is a good time to touch base, discuss upcoming contracts, and talk about baseball cards. (Wait–that was Steve and my husband who talked Continue reading
It’s In the Bag
What better way to get to know each other than to dump out the contents of our handbag. (If you’re a man reading this blog–think of your wallet and your pockets and the front seat Continue reading
New Release–When the Bishop Needs an Alibi
I’m thrilled to announce the release of book 2 in my Amish Bishop series. When the Bishop Needs an Alibi is now available in stores everywhere.
Hopefully you’ve read What the Bishop Saw and met Henry Lapp. Henry is the best of all the pastors I’ve known. He’s wise and kind and friendly. He cares about his flock. He loves doing Continue reading
Things I Love to Do
I think the title of this blog is funny, because I don’t really feel guilty about the things that I enjoy. I’ve come to believe that “self care” is really important. It helps us to keep a positive clear outlook on life. It helps us to be the kind of people we should be–generous, kind, optimistic. It helps us to see God’s hand gently guiding our lives. Taking care of Continue reading
VC with Grandma Andrews
Memories from a Long, Long Time Ago
What’s your earliest childhood memory? I have a hard time with that question. Often I can’t decide if I actually remember something, or if I’ve been told about it so many times that I think I Continue reading
Research behind Light of Dawn
The third and final book in my remnant series released a few days ago. Today I want to share with you some of the research that went into that book. I’ll admit, it was a real hoot to write, and the things I learned? Well they give me a lot of optimism about Continue reading
Most writers have a tag line. It’s something we put on our website, our business cards, our social media pages…anywhere we can fit it. It’s something that is supposed to describe not just Continue reading
V and Bob in Colorado, researching the Amish!
Let’s get to know each other! Today I thought I’d share 10 facts about me–some are a little strange and some are pretty normal. I’ll let you Continue reading
Earlier this month my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Monte Vista, Colorado–the setting for my Amish Bishop Mystery Series. Yes, there are Amish there! Here are a few things I learned while in the area: Continue reading
Have you ever been to the San Luis Valley? It’s the setting for my new release, What the Bishop Saw which is now available where ever books are sold. Today I thought I’d share some information about the area. Continue reading