Fiction’s Delight and Truth

An article I wrote about why Christians should read fiction appears in the November issue of The Outlook. You can page through this online preview to read that article as well as a lovely review of my Matthew books.

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Redeemer Reader reviews Matthew Muddles Through

Greetings, readers! Janie over at Redeemed Reader has posted a review of the first book of my Matthew in the Middle series, Matthew Muddles Through.  Her review captures the spirit and time frame of the novel as she describes Matthew and his problems in creative ways. She notes that any reader with siblings can relate to some of them. … Continue reading Redeemer Reader reviews Matthew Muddles Through

Dedicating Matthew, Take Three

What fun to place the final Matthew in the Middle book into the hands of the grandson to whom it's dedicated! The first book in the series, Matthew Muddles Through, is dedicated to my oldest grandson. The second book, Matthew Makes Strides, is dedicated to  my second grandson. And this third book, Matthew Moves Ahead, is dedicated to my … Continue reading Dedicating Matthew, Take Three

Matthew is moving ahead!

Few things thrill a writer more than holding a hard copy of a finally-published book. It's a rush to see your name on the cover, but it's also such fun to see how the colors and artwork look in real life. With all three of my Matthew in the Middle books, I've been pleased that … Continue reading Matthew is moving ahead!

Matthew Moves Ahead!

Matthew Moves Ahead, the third book in the Matthew in the Middle series is now available on Amazon! After three long years of waiting, Matthew Vos is finally going to the Cadet International Camporee! He’s earning money to buy supplies, but the lawnmower slips from his grip and cuts through a customer’s garden. Matthew’s hopes … Continue reading Matthew Moves Ahead!

Grace Awards 2014 Winners ~ in Faith Based Fiction

Congratulations to my friend, Susan Lawrence, for her well-deserved win with The Atonement for Emily Adams in the Women's Fiction/General Fiction category of the 2014 Grace Awards. You can read the announcement here: Grace Awards 2014 Winners ~ in Faith Based Fiction. Here's my interview with Susan in May of 2014. Susan is an extraordinary storyteller and a humble, godly … Continue reading Grace Awards 2014 Winners ~ in Faith Based Fiction

Matthew two, too

Soon, very soon I hope, the second novel in my Matthew in the Middle series will be available. The first novel, Matthew Muddles Through, is already available on Amazon. In this story, readers meet Matthew and his family, which includes a dad who's a minister, a mom who's sick all the time, an older brother who … Continue reading Matthew two, too

Thursday Thanks

Today I'm thankful that a mom in Canada took the time to share this on my Facebook page: I am reading Matthew Muddles Through to my nine-year-old and seven-year-old every evening before bed. They are just LOVING it. Every night I hear, 'Please! Another chapter, Mom. Pretty, pretty please?' It's so great to hear of kids … Continue reading Thursday Thanks

Blog hopping

My friend Yvonne Anderson writes fascinating sci-fi, and her blog is one of the stops on the Christian Book Lovers Hop, going on now: June 25-30. What is a blog hop? It's a creative way to link blogs and give readers a chance to win free stuff. It looks like most of the blogs on … Continue reading Blog hopping

Whose Words whisper in the Wind?

Book review: Words in the Wind by Yvonne Anderson, Gateway to Gannah #2 Risen Books, paperback; 296 pages; © 2012 Reviewed by Glenda Mathes Most people who've read Christian speculative fiction view it as poorly written, often romance masquerading as sci-fi with an awkward conversion scene thrown in. Obviously, they haven't read Yvonne Anderson's "Gateway to … Continue reading Whose Words whisper in the Wind?