Stories that Matter

Meet Author Robin Bayne!

Robin is here to chat with us today! First, here’s a bit about Robin! Robin Bayne is the award-winning author of six novels and five novellas, along with a variety of short stories. She has contributed to collections including God’s Way for Teens, God’s Way for Fathers and Cup of Comfort Devotionals; and published articles…
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Where Are You Going?

And how are you going to get there? It’s so easy to get frustrated with the writing life. Some days it feels like this picture. A long, dusty road, no end in sight. You get thirsty. Lonely. And oh, so tired. The great misconception among unpublished authors is that publication is The Promised Land. You…
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Meet Dianne Christner!

Today’s featured author is Dianne Christner! Dianne is going to answer my very inquisitive questions, so let’s get started! Who Are You? Thanks for asking, Cathy. I’m a vain-plain gal who colors her gray hair brown and usually dresses in jeans. I might add that I earned my not-so-gray hair from forty years of marriage…
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I Love You

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, (cough), I thought we could talk about love. Confession: I write romance, but I am probably the least romantic person in real-life. I have no idea why that is. Perhaps it’s because in my family growing up, we never said it. I mean, we knew we loved each other, me,…
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Susan Meissner Is Here!

Okay, I’m seriously excited about today’s guest! I’ve been a big Susan Meissner fan ever since I read White Picket Fences, so I’m thrilled that she’s agreed to share some thoughts with us here on the blog! Her books are amazingly realistic and speak to the soul, with characters you feel could just step off…
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Deadline!

Hey All! Well, I’m going to keep this short and sweet today as I’m making a final pass-through on my latest novel, Hidden in the Heart, before it gets sent off to my wonderful editor at OakTara. This is both exciting and terrifying. Putting a second book ‘out there’ is kind of freaking me out.…
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Winging It

I’ve never been great at blogging, even though I’ve been doing it for years. Even before I was published or knew I was going to be or that I even wanted to be. I just love to write. These days, it’s all about platform, tribes, Twitter… The ways we can connect with one another are…
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Meet Julie Cantrell – Author of Into The Free!

It’s a pleasure to have Julie here today! Her debut novel, Into The Free, has just released, and it is already a smashing success! I haven’t read it yet, but I can’t wait! Here’s what you have to look forward to: Into the Free      Debut Novel of Love and Forgiveness from Southern Author…
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When Your Agent/Editor Says The "R" Word, (And They Don't Mean "Ready!")

Before I was published, before I had an agent, I really didn’t know what to expect once I passed the first level of ‘wannabe writer’, and actually had someone far more knowledgeable than I was about all things publishing, looking at my work. I was more concerned about actually getting past that level. Didn’t much…
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Buzz – Say What??

I’ve ‘labeled’ Mondays on the blog as “Book Buzz.” It’s an interesting thing, this concept of ‘buzz’. I’m not sure when the word as it is most often used today, entered our vocabularies. I certainly don’t remember using it as a child. Here’s what I found in an online dictionary: buzz 1    [buhz] noun 1. a low, vibrating, humming sound, as of bees,machinery, or people talking. 2. a rumor or report.…
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