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Don’t Talk About It

I saw a tornado once, ripping through a farmer’s field. I was a child, sitting with my younger sister in the back seat of my grandma’s car. We were driving through Saskatchewan, a beautiful place like Manitoba where you can see from horizon to horizon – flat land and beautiful vast sky. It was a […]

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Time for Action

  Calista’s hands flew to the heavy metal collar around her neck as a scream tore from her throat. Nine-year-old Calista Zarah squeezed her eyes shut for only a moment to compose herself. She knew better than that. Stupid move, Calista chided herself. To resist meant to be punished. And it hurt, bad. “I’m sorry,” […]

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Healing our Marriage

This is my husband, Leo, and I – photo taken last week (November 10, 2016) on our twentieth anniversary! He was such a sweetheart, agreeing to spend the day going to different locations and taking photos of ourselves with our camera using the self-timer and a tripod. We took over 200 photos! You can see […]

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Lazarus

“They will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” I made a startling discovery as I was waking up this morning. Lazarus. I read the Bible almost every day and I’ve read the gospels more times than I can count. How I never noticed this before is a mystery to me, nor […]

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The Culling

Landon flipped on the radio to catch the early morning news, as he did every day. He listened for the words that would mean it was time – the words “ribbon”, “siblings” and “love”. The local broadcaster droned on, unaware that she would, one day, read a code on the teleprompter that would let those […]

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Realm Makers 2016

I learned SO much this year at Realm Makers 2016. It was the best Realm Makers yet! I’m going to start off by listing, in point form, some of the things I’ve learned from the different speakers at Realm Makers 2016. Then I’ll end by sharing what I’m going to intentionally hold on to and apply […]

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The Prince and the Dragon Slayer

  The King watched from a window in the throne room. He feared that he already knew the outcome. Every man who had come at the dragon had perished. The knight charged the red dragon like no one they had seen before, headlong, horseless and without hesitation. Seven princesses crowded around a different window, their […]

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Book Marketing Part 4 – What Has Helped Me Sell Books

What is marketing? I’m not sure I even know anymore. You may or may not consider the things on this list marketing. I mostly don’t, since I’m no longer interested in engaging in marketing, but these are the things I’m still doing. Check out Book Marketing Part 1 to learn why I’ve quit marketing. Also […]

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Marketing Part 3 – Unsuccessful Book Marketing Activities

  Today I’m sharing everything that hasn’t worked for me. Facebook Advertising Facebook has many different advertising options. I’ve spent over $100 dollars on it, over time. I’ve gotten post and page likes but never any book sales from Facebook advertising. Facebook Like Exchanges Sometimes authors or bloggers or other business owners will make a […]

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Book Marketing Part 2 – Why I’m Giving Up on Giveaways

I’ve done quite a few giveaway events, including blog hops and group giveaways. Additionally, I’ve studied giveaways by participating in hundreds of them, which, as a side note, turned out to be more fun and more profitable because I started winning amazon gift cards and other prizes. Giveaways A giveaway is when you give something […]

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