Author Archives: Maureen Lang

About Maureen Lang

Author of a dozen novels, Maureen Lang has won the Selah Award, a Holt Medallion, FHL's Reader's Choice Award, and been a finalist in such contests as the Christy, the Rita, the Carol, Book Buyer's Best, and others. Before publication she was the recipient of a Golden Heart and a Genesis (then called the Noble Theme). She resides with her husband and kids in the Chicago area. Titles by Maureen Lang All In Good Time Bees In The Butterfly Garden Springtime Of The Spirit Whisper On The Wind Look To The East My Sister Dilly On Sparrow Hill The Oak Leaves Remember Me Pieces Of Silver

Test Your Geography Skills

As I mentioned the last time I posted, I’ve been reading about some of the experiences of women around the world. Let me just say it’s reminded me to get down on my knees in gratitude to God for having been born … Continue reading

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One Little Starfish

This year, I’m involved in a reading challenge that has definitely expanded my horizons. The list includes stepping outside our favorite genre to read old books and new, fiction or non-fiction, classics or otherwise. In other words, those of us … Continue reading

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Grumpy

The other day I overheard my husband talking to a friend about how it’s almost inevitable that men should turn into the stereotypical “grumpy old men” sooner or later. I guess if you live long enough, some of the more … Continue reading

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Christmas Memories

With only days left until the most celebrated holiday of the year, my guess is your house is just about as busy as mine. Last minute buying and baking, cleaning and cooking! I’ve been trying to watch some of my … Continue reading

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The Day After

Yesterday our country participated in one of the most divisive elections in our history—certainly the most divisive in my lifetime, and I’ve been voting since Ford lost to Carter. No matter which side claimed victory, we all knew there would … Continue reading

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What I’m reading…and writing

One of the best things I’ve done is to join a book club. Over the years, our little group has introduced me to more new authors than I can count. We recently finished a first-in-a-series book by Deanna Raybourn, Silent … Continue reading

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A check on our shrinking attention spans

It’s occurred to me more than once as I scan historical references, novels, even old movies, that the attention span of the average entertainment consumer has shifted quite a bit. Perhaps the most noticeable changes began as far back as … Continue reading

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The Best Part of a Book?

What is the best part of a book? I guess the answer depends on your taste, but to those like me, there’s only one real answer. The romance, of course! Think about it. Many popular books and movies include a … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between self-confidence and conceit? by Maureen Lang

Soon the old movie “Yankee Doodle Dandy” will be playing on at least one movie channel. It’s a 4th of July tradition, at least in this household. That’s the movie that made James Cagney one of my favorites, with his … Continue reading

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Ah, Reading! It’s good for the soul. by Maureen Lang

It’s been my happy pleasure to have met many readers over the years. Once we get to “talking books” we usually discover quite a bit of common ground, even if our reading tastes differ. There is something universal about diving … Continue reading

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Creativity: Work or Play? by Maureen Lang

The other day I was looking through some of my notes and discovered a marketing idea I’d forgotten about. I planned to gather various quotes from my books and pair them with something visual—a photograph I’d bought or shot that … Continue reading

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On My Reading Book Shelf by Maureen Lang

I couldn’t call myself a writer if I hadn’t been a reader first! So, while following my greatest passion, I’ve been doing a bit of reading in between my scribbling—and, for the most part, enjoying every moment. Right now I’m … Continue reading

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Happy . . . Now?

In the story I’m writing, I’m working with a character struggling with grief. I’ve long been fascinated with this part of life, maybe because it’s so universal. Writers are always looking for experiences that will touch all of us sooner … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, FREE!

January! Definitely the time of year to curl up with a good book. Awww, you say, any time of the year is a good time for that. I couldn’t agree more! But somehow the long, cold days of this month—the … Continue reading

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Potter’s $8,000/A Whimsical Thought from Maureen Lang

The other night I did what many Americans do this time of year: I watched It’s A Wonderful Life. There are many reasons this movie is so popular, between the cast and the acting and a story that will surely … Continue reading

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