Placing the Facebook Face

Because I work from home, I often feel a bit isolated, as many writers do. Each morning and evening (and sometimes at lunch), I check my Facebook and find “friends” out there doing the same thing I do—working alone, with only my computer and the characters in my story. Many Facebook friends I know face-to-face […]


Nine of us stood silently in the elevator, dazed and barely breathing, heading to yet another conference luncheon. After two days of meetings, appointments, workshops, and talk, talk, talk, we fellow writers were spent. We were tired. Overwhelmed. So I broke the ice. “Anyone else as brain dead as I feel?” Everyone sighed, laughed, and […]

Great Expectations

As I booked my flights for the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) confererence, it dawned on me. I’ve been going to writers conferences for over 15 years, but this is the first time I’ve solely gone as a writer! I’ve been on the faculty for dozens of conferences. I’ve taught workshops, had appointments with writers, […]