Sunday, November 22, 2015

Early Bird Special!!!

IT IS OFFICIAL: Early Bird Special for Wordsowers Christian Writers 2016 Conference. Our official website isn't up, but you can sigh up for the conference now. 
Early Bird Special is 1/2 price, just $40.00, Share this with your friends. It's a valuable price break and your food is included. When the official site is set up you will receive more about the scheduled workshops.Check out this webpage:

This writing group puts on a TERRIFIC conference for a BARGAIN price! There is something for every type of Christian writer. I urge you to check it out. Inline image 1

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Shamless Plug!

This is my next release. It's a novella collection that releases on January 1, 2016. I've had the cover image on my blog for a while if you've notice. It's available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Barbour Publishing and Last time I looked it's on sale on all of these websites!

Also Harlequin has all their back list romance ebooks on sale for $1.99. I have never seen this happen before. So if you love a good romance you should definately check this out. Of course, all but one of my Harlequin Heartsongs are included in this sale including the RITA Finalist, The Widow's Suitor. They are available on the Harlequin website, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

If you need a stocking stuffer or $5 exchange gift, two of my inspirational romance novels are still in print and under $5. Reclaiming the Cowboy's Heart and Sweet on the Cowgirl print copies are available at Barnes & Noble and

Lastly, Dakota Love is the perfect gift for a quilter and reader in your life! It's available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Barbour Books.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Channeling My Inner Child!

As you all know I write for the Christian children's genre as well as romance novels. Yesterday I had a chance to channel my inner child at my oldest granddaughter's birthday party.

What excellent 'market' research. Experiencing and observing what the age group I write for enjoys. Inflatables!

Here is what I learned playing as a child:

Inflatables are fun. FUN!

Children like to race through the obstacle course. Not just my granddaughters, their friends and my son.

Children are inclusive. They don't care how old you are, they want you to play along with them.

Children are open to new ideas like making a train going down the inflatable slide.

Children are impatient. They can't wait for old ladies to climb up the slide stairs to race down with them. They have to slide down as soon as they reach the top!

Are you writing for a certain age child and are suddenly stuck? Go do what they do!

 Shop in the mall if you are writing for teens or preteens and watch their actions, their clothes choices or the stores they shop in.

For younger children, go to a park and play. Feel the wind in your face as you swing, the exhilaration as you slide down a twisting slide or the satisfaction of completing an obstacle course. If you're not up for outside, attend a children's movie or play. Sit in the back and observe. What punch lines tickle their fancy? Which character do they cheer for?

Put yourself in their world to add accuracy to your stories. Do you have any other ideas to reach your inner child?