Tag Archives: Christian fiction

The Life in Our Stories

I haven’t blogged here for a few weeks, well, maybe a few months. But life has interfered and not in small ways. My husband and I are risk-takers, and when you’re in ministry, sometimes that means moving. A lot. We’ve … Continue reading

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How much is too much?

My work-in-progress, Indomitable, has a lot of–well, everything. Action: wildfire Reaction: how it impacts the threatened town of Redford, Colorado (from Indivisible and Indelible) and involves the firefighters, police, politicians, and townspeople. New leads: Incident Commander Nash Crawford, Hotshot Eva … Continue reading

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New Release–A GRAND TETON SLEIGH RIDE by Elizabeth Goddard and Lynette Sowell

I’m pleased to announce a new release by two Christians Read authors–Elizabeth Goddard (that’s me!) and Lynette Sowell. Lynette and I have been talking about writing a story set in Jackson Hole for years and finally got something submitted last … Continue reading

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Great Escapes by Elizabeth Goddard

In previous posts, I’ve often written about reading as an escape. Years ago, I read as much nonfiction as fiction. Self-help books, mostly. But these days I’m all about writing and reading fiction. The last few weeks, several family members … Continue reading

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Believe . . . Anyway

Some people are born with innate faith.  They don’t seem to work at it; faith just is for them.  Others seep into faith—or it seeps into them—as they grow and experience and live life.  Still others, some who might be … Continue reading

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Christian Fiction v Clean Read: Are You Confused? by Vicki Hinze

    Christian Fiction v Clean Read:  Are You Confused?     In the past few months, I’ve often been asked what is the difference between books that are labeled Christian fiction and books labeled Clean Reads.  I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Discovering Books

In a world of millions of authors and even more books, discoverability has never been easy. While the shift into the digital age has created new avenues of promotion, anyone can get published and everyone is promoting—more than ever.  But … Continue reading

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Where Do We Get Ideas? by Elizabeth Goddard

Novelists often get ideas from what intrigues us. We’re all different, so what intrigues me will be different than what catches your interest. As a novelist, I hope I find an audience—a group of people with whom my stories resonate—preferably … Continue reading

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More on Books Changing Us

I was so fascinated by Maureen’s post that I started to comment, and then decided to make it  my post for today. I’ve written a previous blog post or two about how books can change us. Maureen’s points are all valid and … Continue reading

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Is Bigger Better?

  Just received my author copies for my upcoming release, Riptide, yesterday. Actually I received only four of them because they are the True Large Print versions. Not LARGE PRINT, but TRUE large print.  This version is like a trade-sized … Continue reading

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A Double Standard?

I hesitated to write this, but I thought I’d think alound and ask the question. I think it’s safe to say that for many readers, books aren’t their only form of entertainment. The realm of what we call inspirational or … Continue reading

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When We Don’t Get Things Write

Yes, I used the word “write” instead of “right” on purpose. Today during home school, I reviewed the differences between the two words with my youngest son and we worked on writing sentences for each word. While we worked through … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

  Happy Thanksgiving! Let’s make a few lists. A. I wrote several pages listing everything that I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving. I started with breathing. That’s right. We should be thankful for each and every breath. If you start there … Continue reading

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Lifetime Readers

Maureen mentioned her non-fiction reader friends react somewhat negatively when she brings up a book she just read. Jim mentioned that he’s facing an empty-nest, but the good news is his wife is starting to read novels. So where do … Continue reading

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A “Perfect” Book

I’m going to piggyback my post with Beth’s from yesterday. The ACFW awards gala was amazing. It was a special evening to recognize winners in published and  published fiction. The air felt weighty with anticipation: whose work will win the … Continue reading

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