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A Bit of News

So, a while ago, my friend Anita Lustrea asked me if I’d ever want to work in radio. I thought back to college, where I studied English and Journalism. Back then, when faced with the choice between print and broadcast journalism, I wondered, Who on earth’d wanna broadcast when you can write? Of course, fast-foward 20 years and […]

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FREE Broke Discussion Guide Available Now

The FREE Six-Part Group Discussion Guide for Broke is now available! This is perfect for book clubs, church groups, or neighborhood studies. Available here.  

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New Releases!

  Known and Loved: 52 Devotions from the Psalms (Revell): MOPS Int’l’s Theme Devotional of 2013. Releases April 2013! Shades of Mercy: A Maine Chronicle (River North/Moody Press): My first novel–co-written with Anita Lustrea–releases September 2013!

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Book-signing Fun

Last week I hung out at Cornerstone Used Books in neighboring Villa Park, Illinois, to celebrate the store’s 9th birthday. I had so much fun chatting with one of the store’s owners, my former fellow Timothy Christian Schools board member Cathy McNeil Stein, talking to customers (and even my high school history teacher….), and meeting […]

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“Tending the Soul”—Now Available!

How fun it was to get to contribute a devotional to Midday Connection’s newest book, Tending the Soul: 90 Days of Spiritual Nourishment. Edited by Moody Radio’s Midday Connection hosts, Anita Lustrea and Melinda Schmidt, and their producer, Lori Neff, Tending the Soul is jam-packed with wonderful little nuggets from several Redbud Writers Guild members […]

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My Book’s Got a Cover!

Of course, we’re all told never to judge a book by its cover and yet, we do. Which is why as a writer of books, waiting to see your own cover can be stressful. But the fine designers at Tyndale House wow-ed me with their design for Grumble Hallelujah. I love it! Hope you do […]

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My New Site!

Welcome to my new site! While most things in my life are more than four years old and are just fine, somehow my old website started showing its age a bit too much (sorry, old friend). So, my friend and favorite web person, Marc Miller of Big Ocean Studios, customized a fun new template—Delicious Magazine […]

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