Things I Like About Christian Fiction: Variety

I may have ranted about a few things I dislike about Christian fiction. Lest you think I’m a misanthrope, there is plenty I like about the genre as well. One of the big things is the variety of authors, topics, time periods, heroes and heroines available in the vast...

The Q&A: Lynn Austin

Lynn Austin’s writing space. Love the old typewriter on the shelf. One of the best parts of my job as a freelance writer and literary agent is meeting writers and talking to them about their books and writing lives. I’m delighted to share that information with...

I’m Annoyed with Christian Fiction, Part Two

Romance is a wonderful thing. It’s great to experience and fun to read. Romance is the backbone of many Christian novels and many times is done quite well thanks to fine writers out there creating great books. Writers need to crank up the lovefest to keep readers...

I’m Annoyed with Christian Fiction, Part One

“I’m fine.” These are two of my least favorite words in the Christian fiction I’ve been reading lately. A diabetic forensic scientist hasn’t eaten in 12 hours. “I’m fine.” A former Special Ops soldier-turned detective hasn’t slept in 48 hours. “I’m fine.” The...
Stepping Away from the Usual Brainwork

Stepping Away from the Usual Brainwork

This past weekend I painted picture frames purchased at Salvation Army, attached chicken wire to the backs, added embellishments, mini clothespins and binder clips, and came away with three new renditions of bulletin boards. My writer friends Sharron and Cynthia did...