Author Archives: Vicki Hinze

About Vicki Hinze

USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning Author of 40+ books, short stories/novellas and hundreds of articles. Published in as many as 63 countries and recognized by Who's Who in the World as an author and an educator. Featured Columnist for Social-IN Worldwide Network and Book Fun Magazine. Sponsor/Founder of ChristiansRead.com. FMI visit www.vickihinze.com.

Walking the Bridge: Reading Across the Board by Vicki Hinze

Relatively often, I’m asked to read an early copy of a novel coming out, or a non-fiction book.  Some of these selections are written for the general market, some are written for the Christian, clean read, or Inspirational market. If my schedule … Continue reading

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The Power of Shame by Vicki Hinze

  Merriam-Webster defines shame like this: Shame.  (Noun.) “A painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming or impropriety.  “The susceptibility to such emotion.” “A condition of humiliating disgrace or disrepute.” “Something that brings censure or reproach. Something to be regretted.” … Continue reading

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Seeking Truth: Practical Observations in Online Information Sharing by Vicki Hinze

I spend a lot of time researching all kinds of things.  Current events, systems, places, new technology, social mores, human behavior and activities.  All writers do. And, like with most things, exposure brings experience and enlightenment. The more you know about something, the … Continue reading

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You Want to Write for…Nothing? by Yvonne Lehman

Nothing? No money, that is…   The writers who contribute to the Moments Series get no monetary payment, but are delighted to donate all their royalties to Samaritan’s Purse, an organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to hurting people … Continue reading

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ON THEIR SHOULDERS WE STAND: PRESIDENTS’ DAY By Vicki Hinze

President George Washington, long ago dubbed the Father of our Country, was our first elected president after claiming independence.  He died in 1799, and his birthday, February 22nd, became a day of remembrance in appreciation of the sacrifices he made to … Continue reading

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DID YOU KNOW by Vicki Hinze

A few things you might find of interest… Author Pat Nichols is Patti Shene’s guest on The Over 50 Writer, sharing lessons she learned in the pursuit of her writing dreams later in life.  Note:  If you leave a comment you’ll … Continue reading

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This Too Shall Pass by Vicki Hinze

I spotted the quote above on a meme.  It was the perfect meme for me at that moment. Seeing it wasn’t a coincidence. It was evidence that when we most need guidance it comes to us in often unusual ways.  We must just notice … Continue reading

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Does Religious Liberty Still Exist? by Vicki Hinze

WHY CHRISTIANS CAN’T SIT THIS ONE OUT This article could be about many topics. Today it’s about politics and religious liberty. Both drastically impact our lives, like it or not, and that’s why we can’t afford to sit either out. Many … Continue reading

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One Incident Changed Everything by Vicki Hinze

Can one incident change everything?  Your whole life? It can, and does for many. It did for Dr. Dana Perkins, a psychologist who taught Kindergarten because that’s where she felt she could do the most good for the kids.  Dana is … Continue reading

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Reader-Shared Recommended Reads by Vicki Hinze

At Christians Read, I receive news of recommended reads often.  While I can’t possibly read them all without reading 24/7, I can pass along some of them so that maybe you’ll find books that interest you. Recent Recommendations I’ve received … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Barriers by Vicki Hinze

  As a writer, for years, I was told essentially to “color within the lines.” Make no mistake that is solid advice for those seeking to build a career.  Readers read a book by you and they expect more of the … Continue reading

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Did History Class Bore You? By Lyn Cote

History class often left out the “stuff” I find fascinating. How did events affect the people living then? History is just the story of life. I always end every historical with a Historical Note that tells the reader what was … Continue reading

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS Contest by Vicki Hinze

ACFW is sponsoring the First Impressions contest.  It is now open and accepting entries until October 15th. Judging occurs Oct 18 – Nov 12. If you’re an unpublished author, consider entering your project.  You can get more information at:  www.acfw.com/first_impressions … Continue reading

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Wanting to Make a Difference by Vicki Hinze

  Why Do What I Do When Other Things Are Easier? Making a Difference There comes a time in every life where a person starts thinking about more than moving up the career ladder or personal ambition.  There comes a … Continue reading

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Times of Trouble by Vicki Hinze

Troubles take many forms, but the simple truth is no one escapes them. There are times in life for everything. Joy and grief, success and failure, weariness and elation. Some call these cycles of life. Others call them seasons. Whatever … Continue reading

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