It's a wonderful Wednesday because I just received this extraordinary endorsement for my upcoming middle reader novel, Matthew Makes Strides: Glenda Mathes writes with energy and intentionality. When she writes about a coming tornado, it feels so real, I start glancing nervously out the window. Young people will feel like the author knows them, is inside their … Continue reading Extraordinary Endorsement
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
What a fun Friday! A radio interview and book signing doubled the fun during my local launch of two new books. Between 10:15 and 10:45 yesterday (December 19), Patricia interviewed me on the local Christian radio station, KCWN 99.9. After that, I signed books during the station's Christmas open house until 1:00. I want to thank General … Continue reading Two new books launched
This Friday, Lord willing, I'll be interviewed by Patricia on KCWN 99.9 FM and will be signing books during the station's Christmas Open House from 11:00 to 1:00. The station is located at 304 Oskaloosa St. in Pella. Local people, come over between 11:00 and 1:00 for some cookies and conversation! And if you're still … Continue reading Local launch and book signing
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
My book boy has gone out into the wide world. The world wide web, that is. Matthew Muddles Through, the first book in my "Matthew in the Middle" series is now available on Amazon. Click on this link to go to the book listing. After all the surgeries and hospitalizations Matthew has undergone (see more about that … Continue reading Matthew on Amazon!
I'm getting increasingly excited as I inch closer to launching the first novel of my "Matthew in the Middle" juvenile fiction series: Matthew Muddles Through. It's especially exciting to share this first glimpse of the cover with you. Thanks to Ken Raney, of Clash Creative, for his excellent artwork and his patience with me during the process. Here's the … Continue reading First glimpse of Matthew Muddles Through
When I think how much fun I've had with Matthew this year, I almost feel guilty. Almost. Last winter I picked up my Matthew in the Middle series and began completely rewriting the entire thing. This summer I cranked out astounding weekly word counts. Early in August, I finished the first draft of the final … Continue reading Matthew comes alive
Today I finished the first draft of the last novel in my juvenile fiction series about Matthew. It needs work, but the basic story is recorded.
Focusing on fiction every Friday has been my longstanding practice, but lately my fiction focus has flowed into nearly every other day. And something else has been flowing. Since mid-May, I've logged an astounding 67,000 words of fiction writing. Okay, so it's only been 66,926 words as of this moment. But the day is young. … Continue reading Fiction focus