Finding God in the Everyday Booksigning

My new devotional book, Finding God in the Everyday, is available now, the perfect time for Christmas giving. The book includes ninety devotionals based on experiences in my own life. I wrote previously about how God called me to write this book. I’ve been blessed to have some wonderful endorsements from people who read an advance copy … Read more

Book Writing & Publishing Workshop

Cedric Fisher, publisher of San Antonio’s INFLUENCE Magazine, and I are giving a workshop on writing and publishing a book over two sessions (October 10 and November 14, 2017). You should attend if: You have an idea for a book but need help getting started You’ve started a book but don’t know the next step … Read more

Self-Editing Workshop

This month’s session in the INFLUENCE Magazine’s Writing Workshop Series is Self-Editing.  Finishing the first draft is just the beginning of the polishing process. Turn first draft dreck into final draft gold through the alchemy of self-editing. Learn how to make your own writing shine—make bad writing good, mediocre writing outstanding, and good writing exceptional. … Read more

Workshop: Publishing Options

The second workshop in INFLUENCE Magazine’s workshop series will focus on publishing options. The workshop will be held Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7 – 9 PM, at Wayland Baptist University in San Antonio. Our first workshop–on writing for magazines and other media–was well-received by the attendees. A couple of them shared their thoughts: “I enjoyed … Read more

Join Me for a Writers Workshop

Recently, I’ve been editing for magazines, and my mentor—publisher Cedric D. Fisher—and I are presenting a workshop for writers, especially those interested in magazine writing. If you’re in the San Antonio area and interested in writing, I hope you’ll join us. The information follows. INFLUENCE MAGAZINE PRESENTS: WRITERS WORKSHOP Some say writing for a magazine … Read more

Christmas Mystery Special

Dream or Destiny cover

Choose one. Choose some. Choose all. FOR THREE DAYS, DECEMBER 4th, 5th and 6th, sample these selected authors’ books for only 99 cents each! CLICK ON THE  BOOK TITLE LINKS TO ORDER! Dream or Destiny Lillie Ammann Marilee Anderson dreams about a murder and wakes to find it really happened. She and David Nichols, the … Read more

Writer, Author’s Friend, and Bookmaker

  I provided the following summary of my services to someone recently and decided to share it here.  Most of this information is also available on my Services page with more details about how I work.  However, the “Create” section below is not spelled out elsewhere. My associate, Jan McClintock, and I will write your personal … Read more

A Unique and Personal Gift for a Loved One

Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and graduations are coming up, and birthdays and anniversaries occur throughout the year. We have many occasions to give gifts to loved ones, and most of us sometimes find it hard to choose the perfect gift the recipient will love. Lil Country Store, the convenience store/gift shop my sister and I … Read more