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Creating Fictional Families

September 29, 2022 /

How do writers go about creating fictional families? I suppose there are a lot of ways, but I start by looking at MY family, and I go from there. (Yes,…

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Writing, Deadlines and Stress

August 31, 2022 /

I see a lot of writers talking about deadlines and stress. In fact, I see and hear a lot of people admitting to feeling stressed in general, so I thought…

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The Amish and Minimalism

July 26, 2022 /

I recently wrote a guest blog for my friend Joshua Becker. You can read the blog here. Joshua is a big minimalism proponent. I’ve taken his classes and read his…

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Proposal Writing

June 16, 2022 /

Just so you know that being an author isn’t all about book releases and eating chocolate bars, I thought that I’d give you a peek into the world of writing…

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Writing Retreats

March 8, 2022 /

Today I thought I’d share with you about writing retreats. They come in all shapes and forms. More formal retreats are at hotels or retreat centers. For the retreat I…

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Releases in 2022

January 19, 2022 /

Today I thought I’d share with you what books I have releasing in 2022. I’ve also noted below whether they are new releases or reprints. The Amish Twins Next Door…

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Look Up

November 17, 2021 /

We have been experiencing a stunning fall here in Texas—sunny days in the 80s interrupted by an occasional “cold front” in the low 60s. Yup. My kind of weather. While…

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The Story Behind My New Release

October 20, 2021 /

An Amish Baby for Christmas releases on October 27th. I’m often asked, “How much of that book is real?” and “Where do you get your ideas?” and “Do the Amish…

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Fall Happenings

August 24, 2021 /

Fall is shaping up to be a busy time in the Chapman household. I’m hoping to take a research trip to Alpine Texas, which is the setting for a new…

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Anniversaries

July 20, 2021 /

Hubby and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary earlier this month. Bob is retired, but he is very busy with his volunteer duties in our town. I have a rather tight…

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