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Why I Write

My essay entitled “Why I Write” is live on Christian Fiction Online right now. If you’re interested, hop on over. Thanks!

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Daisy Chain Influencer Invitation

Daisy Chain Influencer Invitation

My next novel, Daisy Chain, releases March 1st. I’m looking for influencers to read and review the book, pass it on, share it with Oprah, slip it to Bono, etc. You can find out more about the book here. Here are a couple endorsements: Every now and then a book comes along that weaves its […]

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Invitation to join Daisy Chain blog tour

Invitation to join Daisy Chain blog tour

Daisy Chain releases March 1st. Tina at The Blog Tour Spot will be organizing a blog tour March 9-13. My desire for this blog tour is to expose folks to Daisy Chain as well as invite people to share their family secrets at My Family Secrets blog. (The book deals with family secrets; the blog […]

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Cool News!!!

(Note: for my part of the news, scroll down to the large, bold text.)  2009 Christian Book Expo Feature Controversial Panel Topics, Bestselling Authors: Christopher Hitchens, Lee Strobel, J.I. Packer, Donald Miller, Don Piper, Randy Alcorn, And More Visit www.ChristianBookExpo for the scoop on this first-ever show. Check out the social networking links (MySpace, etc) […]

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The Mount Hermon Head Start Mentoring Program

First off: No, I’m not going to make a career out of writing conference promotional videos! But, I am really passionate about this mentoring program, offered right before the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. If you’re a beginning to intermediate writer and you’d like some one-to-one and group mentoring prior to the conference, consider signing […]

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A Slow Burn cover

A Slow Burn cover

Here’s the cover of book two of the Defiance, TX trilogy, entitled A Slow Burn. It will release in October. What do you think? And a cool thing happened yesterday: I received my first hot-off-the-press copy of Daisy Chain. It’s always a thrill.

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Encouragement across the pond

Encouragement across the pond

I received this email on a day I needed to hear it: Message: Dear Mary, Just wanted to send you a few lines and let you know how much you’ve encouraged me as a mom. I was at an all time low end of last year…living in Ireland, away from family, burdened by ministry,…I was […]

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What’s Age Got to Do with it?

What's Age Got to Do with it?

I just finished What’s Age Got to Do with it? yesterday and enjoyed it. I love Robin’s conversational style and her ability to draw the reader into her life. She doesn’t act like a prima donna, nor is she afraid to tell the truth, unadorned. There’s plenty to like: It’s fun to see behind her […]

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23 Reasons why you should go to Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference

It runs April 3-7, 2009 and is near San Jose, California. You can find out more here. I’ll be doing a nonfiction mentoring track prior to the conference April 1-3, as will many other mentors. Then I’ll be teaching Writing Boot Camp for the duration of the conference.

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If you haven’t read this book, you need to. Now.

If you haven't read this book, you need to. Now.

If you want to see the gospel played out in the lives of ordinary (and extraordinary) folks, get this book. It’s life-changing. It’s one of the few books I’ve read this year that I cried through, loving the prose, reveling in the beauty of the story. I don’t want to give away the farm here […]

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