Well, readers and writers, Christmas has come and gone again. I truly hope that you and yours had a happy, peaceful day. It was a different Christmas in the Clare household. We still ate far too many cookies, lit our Advent candles and sang carols, attended worship services, opened presents and made an absolute mess… Continue reading A Post of Christmas Past, and Plans for the Near Future
Happy weekend to all! While I'm still deep in the grip of NaNoWriMo, (and feeling half grateful and half panicked that the month's challenge is halfway over) I'm surfacing for a moment to let you know about a new option for checking out my debut novel, WHOM SHALL I FEAR? Authors who publish e-books exclusively… Continue reading My Book’s Taking a Spin on Kindle Unlimited
While I don't have a regular post prepared, with today being Veteran's Day I had to stop by to say thank you. Thank you to those who served. Thank you to those who serve- and may God watch over you and your families. There are some other authors I follow who have shared some… Continue reading Veteran’s Day
It's November, and that means it's time for NaNoWriMo! This tongue-twisting acronym stands for "National Novel Writing Month." Every November, authors around the world challenge themselves to complete a novel (or at least 50,000 words of one!) in 30 days. This is my second year participating in the challenge, because naturally, with a new, extra-busy… Continue reading November’s “NaNoWriMo” Challenge, and Why I’m Likely Going to be Wearing a Silly Costume in December
Grief doesn't fight fair Ambushing me Hollowing out my heart and mind So it can fill them full Welling out my eyes Into my empty hands. But Grace is there too. As I watch the growing gray streaks in the pre-dawn sky Bare feet pad out to find me- my seven-year-old Miracle. He… Continue reading Grief
This June, after years of research, rewrites, and editing, I published my first novel. Putting my paper and binding "baby" out into the world was exhilarating, terrifying, exhausting... but it's done! That mountain is scaled! And then... I had the first reader ask, "When's the next one coming out?!" Don't misunderstand me- having people ask… Continue reading The Challenges of Writing That Second Book
For the last two years plus, I've managed a post or guest post every week. But this week- I don't have words right now. Not many anyway, and none worth writing. My mom passed away last week. We're just home after the scramble of travel and preparations and goodbyes... ...and Friends and Readers, I can't… Continue reading Why I’m Not Here
It's almost a week out from the release of my first novel into the wild, and friends, I won't lie- my brain still feels about as mushy as the strawberry jam my kids and I have been making. Maybe it's a good thing that today's blog post was ready-made and waiting for me. Fantasy author… Continue reading Author Jean Lee Interviews…Me!
Pretty hard, actually, but I'll get to that in a moment. Welcome to the second of my series of special posts, counting down to my WWII historical fiction novel's debut next Friday, June 28th! First of all, here's a look at the second of three prize packages in my celebratory giveaway.* While planning these prizes,… Continue reading Writing About the Army as a Civilian- How Hard Could It Be?
A friend and I recently talked about how producing a book is a little like having a child. There's the desire to do everything right and the worry over all the things that could go wrong with this bit of creation you've gotten to be a part of. There's the fear of letting go, of just what will… Continue reading Psssst! Do You Wanna See My Book’s Cover?