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Learning From the Expert–Michael Hyatt

I’ve heard about the dreaded “query letter” since that class I took at SMU on How To Write A Children’s Book. Without that class, this story would still just be an idea “I ought to write someday.” Until I read Michael Hyatt’s book Writing a Winning Fiction Book Proposal,  I did not have a clear understanding […]

  • July 26, 2012
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Crocodiles, Hippos, and Ostriches!

Hippopotamus at National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC/photo by author In more than one source, I found mention that hippopotami lived in ancient Canaan in the area known as Lake Huleh.  It’s north of the Sea of Galilee and is on most close-up maps of the Holy Land.  Evidently, the hippos vanished from the […]

  • July 22, 2012
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Walt Whitman and I

                                                         We recently spent 14 days in Washington, D.C., on vacation and saw many wonderful and sometimes inspiring things:  historical documents, sites, artifacts as well as paintings and sculptures and much more. This marble sculpture was at the entrance to the Metro Station at the Navy Memorial near the heart of our capital city. Walt […]

  • June 27, 2012
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Digging Deeper

My story is biblical historical fiction that I hope will bring my readers’ an  understanding of the time, the place, and the reliability of God’s word on a new level. It seems to me we often read the Bible and teach in Sunday School “to get theology.”   I believe the Holy Spirit would have us make it real and exciting because we compete […]

  • June 26, 2012
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Intelligent Man in This Amazing World

(On the shore of Galilee.  Bulldog Husband, 2010) So God created man and woman fully intelligent and with speech on the Sixth Day.  He placed us in an amazing world and an unfathomable universe. God said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.  Rule over. . .every living […]