Author Spotlight: Liz Tolsma

Author Spotlight: Liz Tolsma 1.       How did you get your start as an author? I always loved writing and wanted to be an author since my 5thgrade teacher encouraged me that way. But practicality won out, and I became an elementary school teacher instead. After 9/11, I realized that my life could end any moment. I didn’t want to get to the end of it and have regrets about not…

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Interviewed by June Foster

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by author June Foster. I consider her a mentor because when we were in the same critique group she spent so much time trying to teach me deeper POV. I’m not a master, but I can tell you, where I am now and where I was are two different books. I have June and fellow critique members to thank for that. I’d love…

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Interview with Author Eileen Rife

Eileen Rife is a veteran homeschool mom and author of several nonfiction books, including Wit & Wisdom from the Wee Ones (OakTara), as well as five fiction titles: The Born for India trilogy (Journey to Judah, Restored Hearts, and Chosen Ones), Second Chance, and Laughing with Lily. Her byline has appeared in numerous magazines, including Marriage Partnership, Light & Life, Mature Living, On Mission, Discipleship Journal, and Christian Home &…

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Explaining My Surrender Tagline

Part of the writing life is having a tagline. A sentence or a phrase that captures your message/style/genre. Here are some examples: June Foster: Where God Has the Answers Brandilyn Collins: Don’t Forget to Breathe Karen Kingsbury: Life-Changing Fiction Mary DeMuth: Your Life Uncaged Maureen Lang: Engaging the Mind. Renewing the Soul. I love hearing how authors create their taglines. Mine represents everything about me. My writing life. Speaking. Facilitating…

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Clash of the Titles: April W. Gardner Interviews Michelle Massaro

*guest post by April W Gardner “I often cry when I am in prayer for my children. When eternity breaks through the here and now and the only request left in me is please, God, bring my children into the Kingdom.” -Michelle Massaro ***** It’s my immense pleasure to introduce a lovely woman to you today, and offer an opportunity to get to know her! Michelle Massaro is my right arm…

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Character Confession: Happy to Teach the Professionals

Ah, the weekend. It’s a busy one for us. It’s for a good reason, so let me share.         Eight years ago tomorrow I watched my husband hold our daughter for the first time. It was a surreal planned c-section: the surgeon had music play and Bryan Adams “Everything I do, I Do it for You” was in the background. The doctor was a large man who…

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