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Story Behind the Story: Jennifer Slattery

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Guest post by Jennifer Slattery  I sat sandwiched between my husband and chattering daughter, forcing a smile while my insides catapulted. We were headed to El Salvador, traveling by plane, and I was ready to hurl. Passengers sauntered on, smiling as if they had no idea how many planes crashed in the past ten years. Okay, so neither did I, but I’d seen a news clip or two. Besides, percentages aside, it only took once to kill you. They say flying gets easier the more you do it. Not true. The way I figure it, the more you fly, the higher the probability you’ll crash. It’s a statistics thing. And...

Story Behind the Story: Fay Lamb

I’ve brought back the “Story Behind the Story” Series and am happy to share Fay Lamb’s story about her novel – Fay is a fabulous volunteer with ACFW and I’m excited to have her on my blog! – Nicole I met Michael Hayes one cool autumn day while sitting on my porch. I’d been staring vacantly out at the cedar trees lining the backyard trying to plot a story. Michael, unshaven, his hair a little scraggly, and his young face filled with tension, began to tell me his story. “There’s a young boy, Cole. I’m not his father, but he’s definitely on this earth because of me. I allowed something...

Recycling Week – Best of Author Interviews

I’ve been blessed to interview a lot of authors over the past two years – here is a blogroll of my favorites! The incredible Sarah Sundin helped me navigate my way into the real world of writing. She encouraged me and offered her advice without hesitation. All through email and Facebook. One day, I hope to meet her in person and truly thank her. 🙂 Her interview on my blog (my first author interview!) is in two parts and shares a bit about her own journey to publication! Part 1, Part 2 Cara Putman is ever-talented and author of many books – She shares her inspiration and why she loves...

Telling the story of your life…through Social Media

The new Timeline feature and enhanced News Feed have caused a stir in the past months. (Some might say it’s a bit more than a stir…) Change is inevitable. Change is necessary. If Facebook didn’t change and adapt, they’d be left behind. (Even though many users complain at any inconvenience to their user experience.) Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, announced this Timeline would become a virtual scrapbook that would “tell the story of your life.” The Facebook mission has always been to “make the world more open and connected.” With 800 million, the social network is well on it’s way. The idea of sharing the story of your life caught...

Story Behind the Story: Staci Stallings

In retrospect, maybe I shouldn’t have named the book “A Work in Progress.” Maybe that was my first clue of how long this particular book would take to write. The planting of the seed happened over a message board about 10 years ago. Remember message boards? You posted something, then other people responded, and you had a nice little conversation about a certain topic. Well, I started posting about this show that I really liked on TV at the time. Another young lady was posting as well, and we got into this big (but good-natured) argument about which guy on the show was our favorite. She liked one of the...