Thursday, August 24, 2006

Awesome Prayer Partners

As my immediate family begin to prepare for the legal battle beginning next week, the conclusion of a four year nightmare, I've called upon family and friends, amazing prayer warriors, to agree in prayer over the upcoming trial. Two of the strongest, most awesome pray-ers I know are my sisters, not only in Christ, but also by blood. Thought I'd share a picture of these two wonderful women....without whom, my life would not be complete. My sisters, Rebecca and Cynthia!

Monday, August 21, 2006


And had a WONDERFUL time! If you get a chance to go to a Women of Faith conference, GO! You'll be so blessed! I had a marvelous time! To see some photos I snapped when I wasn't praising the Almighty God we serve, visit this page on my site!

Thursday, August 17, 2006


I'm leaving, on a jet plane, don't know la la

Oh, I'm sorry. I was caught up in my own little world. Yep, I'm outta here tomorrow. Where will I be, you ask? Here... hanging out with Colleen Coble, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter. Yeah, I'm a bit excited, can ya tell? I'll have to post pix up when I get back.

In my absence, y'all be good now, ya hear? :)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Oh yeah, baby...I'm DONE with Bayou Burning......ahead of deadline! It felt WONDERFUL to write The End at the bottom! Wrote 6K yesterday and 6K today! WHEW, I'm worn out. But I love the story. My critters are finishing up those last chapters and I'll do a final read-through tomorrow. It goes to my agent on Friday!

Now, to do something for the ACFW Early Bird.....hmmmm.....I think I'll worry about that after I get back from my birthday weekend with Collen Coble, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter! WOO HOO. I leave Friday. Can you tell I'm excited?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Betsy Ann Got Me, Too

From Betsy Ann's blog...
WOMEN WRITERS ONLY who get tagged are supposed to answer one of the three below questions and then tag 5 other women. (or start a new round of tags if you want to play along anyway!)

Here are the questions:

1. If you could write a novel about any subject, what would it be? (Just the subject–don’t give away your plot idea!)

2. If just the thought of having to write anything gives you hives, what would you like to read about in a novel that you’ve never seen done before?

3. If you hate reading fiction (you can get counseling for that, you know), what subject might make you change your mind or try it anyway?

I'm going to answer #1.....Any subject? Wow, there's so many I'd like to tap....but, considering, I think I'd like to one day try my hand at a courtroom/legal thriller.

Now, let's see....who do I tag? Hmm....if you're a woman writer, why don't you just answer one of the questions here as a reply? How's that?

Southern Suspense writing......Ca c'est bon!

Saturday, August 12, 2006

I'm Tagged

Dineen tagged me about ten things you're blessed with, so here goes...

1. A friend who has blessed me: Wow, trying to get me in trouble. All right, here goes: Case, for his undying love &'s so cool to be married to my best friend for 17 years! Tracey, for her loyalty and belief in me...besides that, we stir up an awful lot of trouble-grr, make that FUN, together! Allison, for being my "stablity" when I'd rather go off the deep end! Colleen, for the inspiration and support and belief. Dineen, Heather, Ron, Camy, Cindy, and Michelle, no one could ask for better critters and friends. You guys SO ROCK. There's more I know I'm forgetting, but let's just say that I'm overly blessed with friendships!

2. An unexpected gift: A digital recorder from two of my bestest buds...Dineen and Heather! Thanks again, you sneaky women!

3. A kind word shared with me recently: Okay, this one was easy, but funny. In the past month, I've had 5, count them, FIVE people tell me the same thing "This is YOUR time."

4. Something that makes me stop and praise God: On those very rare times when my oldest daughter hugs me and tells me "I love you, Mom" or even better, and more rare, is when she tells me she's proud of me.

5. Something I'm looking forward to: Going to Indiana to see Colleen and Diann next weekend and the ACFW conference in September

6. A particular part of me I'm pleased with: The loyalty factor imbedded deep within me.

7. Something in my life that I wanted but never expected: Three children

8. A place that moved/moves me: Negrill, the lighthouse...on a picnic blanket with hubby! :)

9. One thing/person that always makes me smile: My family

10. Most recent "love note" from God: Reassurane that he has a most trying situation in His hands, and to just let Him work.

Okay, I did. But ONLY because D tagged me. Let's see...who shall I tag? Hmmm.....Camy and Ron! Although, you're probably already tagged!

Friday, August 11, 2006

ACFW Conference...6 Weeks Away!

Excitement crackles in the air...anticipation fills me...why? Well, because the AMERICAN CHRISTIAN FICTION WRITERS conference is a mere SIX weeks away, of course! Yes, you heard me right, only six short weeks away.

Someone asked me what's the difference between ACFW's conference and all the rest. That one's easy....the fellowship! Being with several hundred other writers is great--attending some very informative workshops and classes is wonderful--having the opportunity to meet with agents/editors actively acquiring for the CBA market is awesome--reconnecting with friends is a blessing--but being around writers who are Christians, sharing worship and prayer and praise with's priceless.

If you're a fiction writer and are even THINKING of writing for the Christian market, then this conference is one you don't want to miss. Trust me, you'll return home blessed, having new insight, maybe made several connections, and spiritually recharged! You can't afford NOT to go.

And besides, you get to see/meet ME! LOL Can you pass up such a deal? No? Didn't think so. Go here to register....come on, what're you waiting for?

Thursday, August 10, 2006


I finished all my revisions on Torrents of Destruction. My awesome agent has gotten two editors to request fulls of Torrents! WOO HOO

I'm still plugging away at finishing up Bayou Burning. I HOPE to have it done by the 18th and sent off to my agent by then! WOO HOO Another editor is waiting for the full of this one.

Next weekend is my birthday. I plan to go to Indiana to the WOF conference and hang with Colleen Coble and Diann Hunt. I'm getting excited.

If I can finish Bayou...