Royal Beauty Launch

The Incense RoadStar of Wonder, Star of Night, and Royal Beauty
all release on June 1!

You can order Star of Wonder on
Amazon for only 99 cents here

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Here’s a quick sneak peek at Royal Beauty!

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Star of Night Launch

The Incense RoadStar of Wonder, Star of Night, and Royal Beauty
all release on June 1!

You can pre-order Star of Wonder on
Amazon for only 99 cents here
All other sellers will be available on June 1

Here’s a quick sneak peek at Star of Night!

[and some little-known facts to make you smarter!]

Be sure to answer the video question in the comments below!

Star of Wonder Launch

The incense RoadStar of Wonder, Star of Night, and Royal Beauty
all release on June 1!

You can pre-order Star of Wonder on
Amazon for only 99 cents here
All other sellers will be available on June 1

Here’s a quick sneak peek!

Be sure to answer my video question in the comments below!

Awakening Launch!

Awakening has Launched!
Watch this video to hear more…

Question: What historical character would you most like to meet?
Answer in the comments below!

Special Launch Price for Ebook only $4.99!

Click a button below to purchase now…

Awakening

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Awakening Launch!

Awakening Launches on Friday, July 25th
Watch this video to hear more…

Question: If you had a time machine, where would it take you first?
Answer in the comments below!

 

 
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Awakening Launch!

Awakening Launches on Friday, July 25th
Watch this video to hear more…

Question: What 3 locations do you dream of visiting?
Answer in the comments below!

 

 

Writing Process Blog Tour

AwakeningIf you’re visiting from Jill Eileen Smith’s blog, Welcome!  Jill and I both write biblical fiction, but with some definite differences. Read more to find out what they are!

What am I working on at the moment?

I have two projects in progress right now. I’m working on the final edits for a contemporary suspense (with lots of history tossed in, of course!), entitled Awakening. It will release next month.

At the same time, I’m working on a trilogy of novellas that feature the magi who came to visit Christ. These aren’t your grandmother’s magi, however.  Expect an epic quest filled with adventure, intrigue and the supernatural.  I’m hoping to have the first of these out by this fall, just in time for Christmas!  (to sign up for a reminder when my next book releases, click here.)

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I sometimes say that I write “biblical” fiction, but it’s definitely not the usual type of biblical fiction. My main characters are never Bible characters, in fact, I typically use people from cultures outside of the Jewish people as my protagonists. I love giving readers glimpses of the pagan world and how it viewed the Jewish nation, and looking at the familiar stories of the Bible from the outside-in.

Why do I write what I do?

The ancient world has always fascinated me, and I love connecting the world history we all learn in school with the Bible stories we learned from a young age at church. All of the interconnections make for great stories!  For example, my latest release, The Queen’s Handmaid, is centered around the explosive relationship between Cleopatra and Herod the Great.  Did you know they were enemies?

How does my writing process work?

I love the pre-writing stage – the research (especially the research!), the outlining and plotting and scene-planning.  I enjoy the revising stage, too.  But that first draft – ah, that’s the hard part! Getting those words down for the first time requires lots of creativity and is very draining. That’s the phase that requires just sheer discipline!  I try to make writing a daily habit, whittling away at that first draft every morning, before much else gets going in my day.

Thanks for visiting!  Be sure to enter my monthly contest before you go!

And next week, June 23rd, be sure to meet and read more from the next author in line, Cara Putman!

Kindle HDX Winner!

kindleLots of you entered the Kindle HDX giveaway contest on my Facebook page over the past few weeks.  Here’s the official word on the contest winner:

Kelsey Perkins

Congrats, Kelsey!  I hope you love your new Kindle, and get to read LOTS of great books on it!

Please contact info@litfusegroup.com with your mailing address, to claim your prize.

How Flannelgraphs Gave Me Hints of the One True Story

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I’ll confess.

I never understood the Sunday School story of the Tower of Babel. In my mind, I pictured this group of well-meaning folks, just trying to build a tower (sounds cool to me), when God hits them with this metaphorical lightning bolt of language-confusion, and they scatter like ants from a stomped-on anthill.  Oh, yes, I knew what my teacher told me – they were trying to be like God, it was a prideful thing to do, etc. But I never actually saw that in the story. I only saw people making a tower and God getting mad. Was it the bricks and tar they used, instead of stone and mortar? (The biblical account seems to make a point of mentioning the building materials, which made it seem significant to me.) And when God says that the tower building indicates that “nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them” and so he’ll make it harder, doesn’t that seem a bit spiteful? As though God is jealous of their accomplishments, and wants to trip them up before they outshine him?

It wasn’t until reading it today, with the One True Story in mind, that the lightbulb flashed.

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Why Building an Ark also Built a Myth

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There are so many mythic elements that surround and embody the Flood Story, no wonder it has captured the imagination of the entire human race and been repeated, enlarged, and passed on for millennia.

But the biblical account – is it another myth or is it fact?

I will say this: it’s a strange blend like no other version, with dates and details. Perhaps one of the biblical stories that moved C.S. Lewis to say that “nothing else in all literature was just like this. Myths were like it in one way. Histories were like it in another. But nothing was simply like it.”

Let’s look at just a couple of the larger-than-life elements that will persist through generations…

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