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WhiteFire Scavenger Hunt Stop #3

By on June 22, 2017

Three Prize Packages!!! Welcome to the WhiteFire Publishing Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to go back to stop #1 and collect all the clues in order (scroll down for a full list). Once you have more »

Why I Write

By on June 15, 2017

Today, my fifth novel releases. It might be easier to start off with why I don’t write. I don’t write to teach a lesson. I don’t write to spread a message. I don’t write to sprinkle hope or joy or more »

The moment you realize how subtle racism can be.

By on May 15, 2017

The moment you realize how subtle racism can be. As someone of Northern European ancestry, I approach this topic with caution and with the knowledge that I can never fully understand racism in America from a personal perspective. That being more »

Coffee Cups and Camisoles Giveaway!

By on April 25, 2017

Click through on this Author Interview and check out the giveaway for Devil in the Dust!    

Banned Paper Topics: Science vs. Religion

By on April 10, 2017

I think I learned more from my students in my first semester as a college composition instructor than I taught them. One of the first lessons was to create a banned paper list. Over the years, the list has evolved, more »

6 Must-Haves for a Great Series

By on July 18, 2016

I love to read. Everything. I read mystery, literary, historical, contemporary, sci-fi, biographies, academic…pretty much anything I can get my hands on. And even though I am currently writing a series, I typically prefer not to read in a series because more »

Stranger Than Fiction

By on July 11, 2016

File this under research that didn’t make it into the next novel but is too interesting not to discuss. …and if you LOVE bunnies, you should probably stop reading right now. During the dustbowl in the 1930s, there were a more »

Fresh Fiction – Enter to Win!

By on June 24, 2016

6 Things I Learned About Writing Suspense from Reading Suspense   Enter to win a signed copy of Soul’s Prisoner! Just comment on the blog at http://freshfiction.com/page.php?id=8459   Looking back now, I realize that every time I picked up a book as more »

Goodreads Giveaway! Starts June 24th!

By on June 18, 2016

Goodreads Book Giveaway Gathered Waters by Cara Luecht Giveaway ends July 07, 2016. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

A Quick Guide – The Book Review

By on April 10, 2014

After watching my friends squirm at the thought of writing a review, and doing a little squirming myself when author friends ask the same of me, it occurred to me that no one really knows how to do this—I mean, what’s more »