Phase 5!!!

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Brent, shown here as an 8-week-old pup, is now in Phase 5 (out of 10) in his formal training to become a Guide Dog!!! Still a ways to go…but, nonetheless, he is moving toward the goal!

Yahoo!

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A few weeks ago, ARC’s (Advanced Reader Copies) of Copper Star were sent out to reviewers. Now this is a very uncomfortable “wait” for a new author. Not unlike a standing-in-front-of-the-world-in-your-underwear-kind-of-feeling (not that I have done that or ever plan to). Anyway, yesterday, the first review came in from Roundtable Review. It’s a beautifully written review (and I’m not just …

A Book for the Bathtub

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No, that’s not true. This is the kind of book that should definitely not be taken into a bathtub. This is a book that you will want to sit down with a good highlighter because you will be underlining so many profound insights. Curious? It’s Philip Yancey’s latest: Prayer. Does It Make Any Difference? (Zondervan). A brilliant writer and reflective …

Gas Tank Talk

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I am pretty convinced that the best time to fill up your gas tank is on a Monday morning. Seems as if the price drops when the weekend is over. I’ve noticed this trend, in particular, after repeatedly filling up the tank on Sunday afternoons and driving my son to high school on Monday mornings. Yup, I’m a little slow …

Good Morning! Coffee on?

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Next week, my parents are moving into the house across the street from me. Directly across the street. The wave-“hello”-in-the-morning-as-you-pick-up-the newspaper-from-the-driveway kind of proximity. My dad is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and my mom is suffering from…well, from caring for my dad. They both need help. When the house across the street became available, as a rental, it seemed like …

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.”