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Proud To Be a Canadian Author Who is Christian

I wrote this in March of 2005 when I was Executive Director of The Word Guild, an organization I co-founded a little over three years earlier. I posted it here last year in honour of Canada Day, and because it’s still relevant, I’m posting it again today. Although I’m no longer actively involved in leadership of […]

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Surprised by Oxford Certainly Surprised Me

I first posted this review in August of 2013 after picking up the book at the Write! Canada conference. This year, I was present at The Word Awards on June 11th where author Carolyn Weber won the $5,000 Grace Irwin Award for the best book published in 2013 from a Canadian writer who is Christian. […]

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A character sketch of my hero – Glen Sauten

If pressed, I usually say my favourite character is Shane Donahue, the “hero” of my standalone coming-of-age novel, In Time of Trouble. But to be honest, only one of my characters has four books written about him. And that isn’t Shane; it’s Glen Sauten. And, funnily enough, in many ways, Glen’s story, unlike Shane’s, is that […]

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A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider news

I’m pleased that A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider was recently voted October Non-fiction Book of the Month by BookFun.org. Official announcement below. Here are the results of the October 2013 Book of the Month Voting October 2013 Nonfiction Book of the Month A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider [edited] by N. J. […]

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Working with Photos for a Memoir

I’ve often thought that if we should have a fire, the one thing I’d most hate to lose would be my pictures—the printed ones before digital cameras and smartphones took over. Last week, I got smart and paid a student to scan all my “old” pictures—the ones that came from my mother’s photo albums. Then […]

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Most people actually like to be needed

One day while planning my next book, I realized I needed more information than I could get from books or the internet. I needed to talk to a real, live person with some experience in either handing out or being on the receiving end of certain medications. So I sent a note to one of […]

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What does it take to trust a God you don’t know?

Although it happened years ago, I’ll never forget the Sunday morning our pastor gave away a quarter for his children’s story. Our family was part of a small church plant meeting in a school gymnasium. At that point, there were only seven or eight young children. The pastor, an older man, always had a story […]

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My fantasy novel for tweens progresses

I just changed my fantasy novel thermometer from 5% to 90%! I’ve been editing the 40,000 word novel I originally wrote for granddaughter #2 for her 9th birthday. Yeah, that was a few years ago. This is at least my 5th thorough edit. I’ve been doing it for an hour or two a day over […]

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The deadly duo: why we don’t make more disciples

According to all the studies I’ve read over the last 40 years, the typical churchgoer will never help another person enter into a meaningful relationship with God. Wow! How can that be? On second thought—maybe it’s not so hard to believe…. A co-worker has cancer, and you want to say you’ll pray for her, but—what […]

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