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Research Anyone? by Kathi Macias

As an author, I much prefer actual writing time over doing research, but as a reader, I know how much I appreciate thorough and accurate research. Is there anything worse than reading a book and realizing the author has the … Continue reading

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If You Could Have only One Other Book…

Okay, I know I’m a bit early, but I REALLY love Thanksgiving, so bear with me if you end up with two Thanksgiving posts from me this year, the second one being just days before that wonderful holiday. Now I … Continue reading

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Reading…Reward or Punishment?

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love books. When I was a child, I used to smuggle a flashlight into my room at night so I could hide under the covers and read after my mom had turned … Continue reading

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The Times They Are a-Changin’! by Kathi Macias

I remember hearing my grandparents and, later, my parents complaining about how quickly the world was changing and how more and more they felt “left behind.” I was clueless and couldn’t relate–until the years began to change my perspective. When … Continue reading

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Calling All Librarian Stories!

I recently attended an international conference for Christian book buyers/sellers from around the world. Now I’m preparing to deliver a keynote speech at a national conference for book lenders—i.e., librarians. I’m excited about this opportunity because I’ve loved libraries since … Continue reading

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Laughing It up with a String-Story Slam!

I just returned from the annual ICRS (International Christian Retail Services) Convention in Atlanta, where I had a chance to see dear friends and colleagues I don’t run into any other time but at this once-a-year event. Besides presenting the … Continue reading

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Quilts and Bonnets…or Human Suffering?

As a long-time writer who has tackled various subjects and genres, I’ve finally come to the conclusion that Christian readers prefer soft and gentle over hard-hitting, at least when it comes to fiction. My new Quilt Series has actually been … Continue reading

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Books or Movies?

My husband and I recently went to see “Heaven Is for Real” and were extremely pleased with it. We recommended it to our son and his wife, and they too went to see it, calling us afterward to thank us … Continue reading

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Good News and Bad News…

Many of us recently heard about yet another Christian book publisher being acquired by a larger publishing house. This reflects on the direction of the industry in general, but it also impacts a lot of individual lives. One of the … Continue reading

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The Wearin’ of the Green by Kathi Macias

I must confess to not being a big follower or celebrant of St. Patrick’s Day, mostly because I forget about it until someone reminds me that I’m not wearing green. (When you work at home, as I do, that seldom … Continue reading

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In the Run-up to Easter…Encourage Someone!

Easter isn’t until late April this year, but I always start thinking about it at the first signs of Spring, and the signs of new life that come with it. (And that happens early here in Southern California where I … Continue reading

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Super-Book Sunday by Kathi Macias

Along with millions of others, I watched the Super Bowl yesterday, cheering my team (thankfully, the Seahawks!) on and enjoying time spent with friends/family. Then, when it was over, I checked my email, where I found a note from an … Continue reading

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The Best Christmas Story

Many who hear the words “The Christmas Story” mistakenly equate it to Ralphie and his infamous BB gun. I must admit, I love that silly story and have watched it many times. But it’s not what pops into my mind … Continue reading

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What Do You Know..Who Do You Know?

As long as I can remember I’ve heard the admonition to “write what you know.” The problem with that my experience and knowledge were limited. Now I hope that as I have grown older (much older!) I’ve learned more and … Continue reading

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A Love for Books? by Kathi Macias

Almost all writers are also readers, though not all readers are necessarily writers. But writers, readers, or both, I think we can all agree that we are thankful for books. I’ve been thinking about that a lot as we approach … Continue reading

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