Fiction Diner

Fiction Diner: The Official Williams Cranberry Cake

Happy (belated) Birthday to a beloved character, Ralph Williams! Today, Fiction Diner meets the pages of my own work as we celebrate one of my characters with food. Throughout my novels, I've made mention of a special cranberry cake. This recipe belonged to the Williams family and was only baked twice a year: Christmas and… Continue reading Fiction Diner: The Official Williams Cranberry Cake

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Contest and Giveaway: Williams Cranberry Cake Recipe Search

As a fiction author, I have the tendency to make stuff up. People are normally grateful when I do. In fact, I even get paid for it. 😉 But sometimes making stuff up can come back to bite you in the rear. And this is one of those times. In my novel, my Union hero,… Continue reading Contest and Giveaway: Williams Cranberry Cake Recipe Search

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When Fiction Meets Reality: The Battle of Chickamauga

  When I sat down to begin writing/researching for the Ancient Words Series, one of the first questions I had asked was, "If a man joined the Confederacy from Bedford Co. TN, which regiment would he join?" There were two infantry regiments. I chose the 17th and drowned myself in its history. I read everything… Continue reading When Fiction Meets Reality: The Battle of Chickamauga

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Writing Update and Ebook Sale

For those that follow me on Facebook, you may have already heard of how I've been spending my summer. For those that haven't heard, here's a quick rundown: After much prayer, I had decided to take the summer off. I was told back in February that I had mono and I discovered in June that… Continue reading Writing Update and Ebook Sale

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Sneak Peak at my Future Projects

I had asked this question to my readers recently and felt that you deserved some feedback from me. So here it is. 🙂 As previously mentioned, the current series I'm writing covers both the Civil War era and the present day. The series is projected to complete in fall of 2018. But what will I… Continue reading Sneak Peak at my Future Projects

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Behind the Scenes: Character Development: The Hardheaded

I have this character, George Chandler. He is the sweetest, kindest, most willing, and all around loveable person. And yet he is the most hardheaded and difficult character I've had the pleasure of working with to date! For those that have read the Ancient Words Series, this may come as a shocker. George appears so… Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Character Development: The Hardheaded

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Behind the Scenes: Character Development: The Withdrawn

If you're finding this post for the first time, you've entered into the middle of blog series on character development. My purpose for this series is to laugh along with fellow authors at the antics of our characters as well as pass along some proven tips. For the reader, I hope to entertain them with… Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Character Development: The Withdrawn

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Behind the Scenes: Character Development: The Underdeveloped

I'm doing a 4-month blog series on character development. I want this series to be both for the writer and the reader. I hope to fellowship with other authors and pass along some tips while also entertaining the readers by showing you a side of your favorite characters that you've never seen before. If you're… Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Character Development: The Underdeveloped

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Behind the Scenes: Character Development: The Easy

Have you ever enjoyed a movie or tv show and been so caught up in the chemistry between the characters on screen, only to be shocked to learn in an interview that behind the scenes the actors hated each other? The hero in your favorite show is actually a jerk when the camera isn't on.… Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Character Development: The Easy