Part 2 of Tricia Goyer’s Interview

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Just a quick recap of Tricia’s writing success: Tricia Goyer is the author of five novels, two non-fiction books, and one children’s book. Tricia was named Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference “Writer of the Year” in 2003. In 2005, her book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion. Also in 2005, her novel Night Song won ACFW’s Book …

Part 1 Interview with Award Winning Novelist Tricia Goyer

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Tricia Goyer is the author of five novels, two non-fiction books, and one children’s book. Tricia was named Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference “Writer of the Year” in 2003. In 2005, her book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion. Also in 2005, her novel Night Song won ACFW’s Book of the Year for Long Historical Romance. In …

More Oxymorons!

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I can’t get away from them! A friend of mine works at Guide Dogs for the Blind and will be flying up to its Oregon campus this week. The campus happens to be in Boring, Oregon. Yes, you read that right. A name from old mining days. However, as I said good-bye to Nancy, without thinking I yelled, “Have fun …

Twists and Turns on the Bumpy Road to Publication

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My novel, Copper Star, set in Arizona in 1943, will be published in June 2007. A startling development is brewing: You might want to sit down for this one, folks. There are five companies interested in the film rights of Copper Star. One of which, an agent, has offered a contract to represent its film rights. Not sure how this …

Two-Year-Olds Just Don’t Take Life Too Seriously

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Yesterday, I was waiting for my friend, Peggy, at a coffee shop and overheard a mom’s conversation with her two sons: Six-Year-Old Jack (screeching): “MOM! Cole sneezed into his cup of milk and then DRANK IT!!!” Mom (in a resigned voice): “Well, Jack, two-year-olds have very low standards.”

The Empty Nest Society

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Last night, I popped into the grocery store to get a few things and absently reached for a bag of chocolate chips in the baking aisle, knowing my 18-year-old daughter loves to bake chocolate chip cookies. Suddenly, I remembered that she wasn’t home anymore. Just a few days ago, we helped her unpack her belongings in a dorm room in …

Ancient Greek: oxus = sharp moros = dull

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So the actual word “oxymoron” means a sharp dullness…which kinda seems like an oxymoron in itself. The last few letters: X-ray tube (what is that?!)Yes Means NoZero Deficit Et Voila`! And that’s a wrap for finding oxymorons for the alphabet! Readers’ all-time favorite was:Required Donation (an obvious sign that I was doing these in September when school started up again). …

Oxymoron for "W"

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“W’s” best is: Well-preserved ruins Just three more oxymoron letters to go before we’ve done the entire alphabet!