Southern Sands Newsletter

Southern Sands Newsletter

Big news for this month, Matt Damon followed me on Twitter, and I don’t need you to tell me it’s...

Faith in Seasons of Waiting by Lauren Luckhart

Faith in Seasons of Waiting by Lauren Luckhart

Lately, it seems, my life moves from one season of waiting to another. I would be willing to bet, too,...

Research Makes a Good Story Great

Research Makes a Good Story Great

In the South, when we invite you to a barbecue, the only meat being served will be slow smoked pork,...

A Work in Progress

A Work in Progress

Some days I feel like such a fraud—as a writer, as a mother, as a Christian. How about you? I...

Why We Need Critique Groups

Why We Need Critique Groups

A published novel is always the work of a team. One of my favorite parts of books is the acknowledgment’s...

The Right Path

The Right Path

A few weeks ago, I was working on my book proposal and emailing it back and forth with my agent....

Don’t Push Me

Don’t Push Me

My two-year old niece proclaims, “patience is waiting with a happy heart.” Apparently, I gave her mother the book In...

Shattered by Kailee Diaz

Shattered by Kailee Diaz

We live where the weeds pop from the field grass at the start of each spring. Much to my southern...

Resurrection Day Testimony – April 16, 2017

Resurrection Day Testimony – April 16, 2017

What does the resurrection mean to me this year? It is hope. Two weeks ago with my family we celebrated...

Success at the Florida Christian Writers Conference

Success at the Florida Christian Writers Conference

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 This verse sums...