Very Big News Today!

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This afternoon, my film agent e-mailed me that Dreamworks has requested to read my manuscript for my novel, Copper Star. My agent had pitched Copper Star to them a few weeks ago and they are interested in seeing it. OH MY GOODNESS. I’m still a little dazed!

Books for Boys

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I’m always looking for books that will captivate my sons; I found a couple of good ones lately: Dove by Robin Lee Graham (Harper Perennial) A true story of a 16-year-old who sailed his 24-foot sloop around the world. Amazingly, Graham becomes convinced of the truth of Christianity in the Galapagos Islands! The very place that Charles Darwin developed his …

Antique Words

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While working on my sequel to Copper Star, I am on a quest to be true to the vernacular of the day, in this case, the days of 1945. It takes careful attention to detail to make sure the language I use would be typical of that time period. Harder than it seems! For example, to say that something just …

Hot-Off-the-Press Review for Copper Star

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Today I received another great review for Copper Star! Good reviews from Advanced Reader Copies (ARC’s) are extremely important for a new book; it’s an indication of how the book will be received. Also, the comments can be used for promotional purposes. And lastly, it’s a boost for a book’s insecure author. So far, Copper Star has received three glowing …

Forgettable Lasagna

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This week, my son’s freshmen basketball team is coming over for a Pasta Feed at our house. Tad, my 15-year-old, is at that awkward, self-conscious, easily mortified stage of life and informed me that whatever I decided to make, it had to be NOT MEMORABLE. I asked him, “What exactly does that mean?????” Patiently, as if he were talking to …

If You’re Golfing Soon…Heads Up!

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Next week, my dad will be starting at a respite program for Alzheimers’ patients. He spent a day there recently as part of the evaluation process. A very nice gentleman befriended him and invited him to play golf one day. Dad was pleased. A good sign, I thought, that he might make a smooth adjustment to the program. Later, it …

Author of the Week: Christine Schaub

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Christine Schaub is the author of Finding Anna, the story behind the classic and beloved hymn “It Is Well With My Soul.” Her latest release is: The Longing Season–the story behind John Newton and “Amazing Grace.” Learn more about Christine at: www.christineschaub.com Q: Christine, you seem like such a Renaissance woman. You’re a classical pianist, a three-time novelist, you have …

Guess Who’s Home?

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On New Year’s Eve, Brent was career changed. A “lack of confidence,” Guide Dogs for the Blind decided. Sigh. My second pup dropped in Phase 10…of 10 phases! SO so close to making it as a graduate. But…those instructors know what they’re doing. And after living with Brent this past week, I’m pretty sure that he was in Phase 1 …

Squamous Cell Carcinoma– ala Laura Bush

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Last Friday, my husband went in to the dermatologist for what he thought would be a very minor procedure. A recent biopsy had revealed squamous cell carcinoma on both ears. The doctor started at 10:30 am and didn’t finish until almost 7pm. The cancer was far more extensive than the doctor had anticipated. Good news is that the cancer is …

Another "Dad in Church" Moment

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One of the more promiment worship leaders at my church is, well, to say she’s dramatic would be a gross understatement. Last Sunday, she was caught up in a rather exultant mood and raised one arm straight up in the air, as if she suddenly felt the need to hold up the ceiling. Dad, sitting in a front pew, perked …