Growing Up on the Farm

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The last couple of weeks I’ve invited you readers to ask questions about my books, writing, or whatever. I answered most of the questions about writing last week on Wednesday. Hop back a couple of posts if you missed them. And if you’ve got more questions, I might be able to come up with more answers.   Emily threw in …

Wildflower Weekend

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A busy time here at the farm for Easter weekend. While all the family didn’t get to come, some of them did. My daughter and her husband and their German shepherd went wildflower hunting with me on Saturday morning. Actually my son-in-law was more into searching for fossils. So we found flowers blooming now and looked for evidence of long …

Questions, We Get Questions

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I asked for more questions and got some. Emily came up with varied ones. So here goes. Q 1 – Do you have any funny stories about raising chickens when you were growing up? I could come up with lots of chicken stories. Not sure how funny any of them would be. I did have a pet bantam rooster that …

Q & A Time

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My favorite part of any speech is the question and answer time. Sometimes I talk to a curious bunch who are ready with questions and sometimes I don’t. I’ve discovered if I’m visiting a book club and we’re all sitting around tables or in a circle, the people are more apt to ask questions. But when I’m standing in front …

Book Party Time

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Back in 2005 when my first Christian novel, Scent of Lilacs, was published, I decided to have a book launch party to celebrate. While that was my fourteenth published novel, it had been several years since my last young adult book was published and Scent of Lilacs represented a new beginning for me. I was stepping into a new market …

No Mystery about the Winners

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“As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not.” (Carl Van Vechten) My dog, Oscar might take offense at that quote. Oscar’s a great writing companion, but cats …

The Mystery Continues with a New Mystery Picture

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“Oh how I’ve missed you, Hidden Springs! That warm feeling when you see a friend that you haven’t seen in a while and just know that you’re going to enjoy your time together. That’s how I felt when I found this book in my mailbox. Once again we are transported to the small town of Hidden Springs and the cast …