I love writing historical Christian romances in my Texas Romance family saga series set in 1800s. Bathed in prayer, the stories speak of love, mercy, and grace. Thrilled to be a hybrid author, published traditionally (Howard Books, a div. of Simon & Schuster) and independently. My motto is "Praying my Story gives God glory!" I pray the favor of the Lord goes before each of you, and that my stories bring you to a closer walk with Him!
So, I’m at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis. It’s the end of a fabulous Saturday
full of friends, teachings, appointments, and encouraging news. I’m on my way down
to the lobby from my room on the fourteenth floor to meet my fellow Howard
Books’ authors and editors for dinner at a nearby pizza place. If you’ve been
following my posts, you may have heard me mention that my editors are also
Frank Peretti’s and the Duck Dynasty fellows, too—Phil and Willie. I’m tickled
with that and consider it an honor to be in such company. God’s blessed me so!
Frank Peretti, fabulous Christian author and me!
So I step
onto the elevator and who’s already aboard but the man himself. I say, “You’re
He nodded a
little and smiled. “I know.”
going to dinner with me?”
He looked a
bit puzzled at my question. “Well, I’m headed to the lobby to meet someone who
texted and said be down there at 5:45 for pizza.”
are! I’m a Howard author, too.”
telling him about my historical Christian romance VOW UNBROKEN coming out next
March. We walked through the lobby together and found our group. I’m pretty
sure I sang the new song the Lord had just given me—well finished, He started
it on the flight to Indiana—that
day to sing for Kim Childress, the Zonderkidz editor I had an appointment with.
uncertain how we got off on tornadoes, probably speaking of Texas being in ‘Tornado Alley’ but I had the
chance to witness that we are to tell a tornado coming at us to go “up”. Back
up into the clouds. There’s a whole funny story about that. I also testified as
to how I once prayed around a McDonald’s parking lot I had to pave telling the
dark clouds—as I walked its perimeters—that they could rain on the other side
of the highway, or there in the woods, but they could not rain on that parking
lot. I rejoined the other contractors I’d been meeting with when one said, “Would
you look at that!”
raining across the highway, and in the woods, but my parking lot stayed dry and
I was able to get it paved in time for the grand opening. I so love to give God
glory and tell of His excellent greatness, how much He loves me!
Pizza dinner with Frank Peretti and Howard Books authors and editors!
once we’d all gathered, we headed for the pizza place and had delicious pizza.
It was a wonderful evening and I so enjoyed speaking with an author I’ve loved
since first reading his books PIERCING THE DARKNESS and THIS PRESENT DARKNESS.
He has over FIFTEEN MILLION BOOKS in print now. The living Word tells us that
God is no respecter of persons. What He’s done for my brother Frank, He can do
for me! Heavy sigh! Now THAT IS an encouraging word!
continue to bless Your servant Frank and give him more wonderful stories to
write for the advancement of Your Kingdom on earth! And give me a few as well
because I want to bring You glory! Bless Howard Books and Simon and Schuster, the American Christian Fiction Writers, and all those in the publishing industry that seek to glorify You! In the name of Your beloved Son, I ask, and
thank You, Abba! Amen!