Short Story Published in Free Anthology

I’m very excited to announce that my short story, “Learning to Ride a Bike,” has been published in the free e-book anthology, Childhood Remembrances from Draw Near Publications. To download your FREE copy of the e-book, click here.

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The Adulteress Principality, Part 2 on the Parker J. Cole Show

Tune in for the second installment of my discussion with Parker about “The Adulteress Principality.”

To listen to the broadcast, click here.

She is everything a woman wants to be — glorious, beautiful, and vivacious. All men want her. She is so captivating, exciting, and desirable that men can not help but succumb to her charms.

Hiding among the pages of a magazine, pictured on billboards, or clicked on by a mouse, the Adulteress Principality exists only to destroy the first relationship God created: marriage.

The Adulteress Principality has existed for eons, changing shape and form…. With silken words, she reaches out to embrace us women with words of cunning. “You do not look, act, or talk like me. I will take him from you and there’s nothing you can do.” To the men, she whispers sweet-honeyed words, “Stolen water is sweet.” With such words she entices the men to her canopied bed. Under the auspices of pleasure, she latches chains of bondage meant to steal, to kill, and to destroy.

The Adulteress Principality is not the ‘other woman’ who may take on her guise. She is a spirit who seeks to destroy not just marriages, but self-esteem, virility, and more.

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Interview on the Parker J. Cole Show

Tune in to my discussion with Parker about “The Adulteress Principality.”

To listen to the broadcast, click here.

She is everything a woman wants to be — glorious, beautiful, and vivacious. All men want her. She is so captivating, exciting, and desirable that men can not help but succumb to her charms.

Hiding among the pages of a magazine, pictured on billboards, or clicked on by a mouse, the Adulteress Principality exists only to destroy the first relationship God created: marriage.

The Adulteress Principality has existed for eons, changing shape and form…. With silken words, she reaches out to embrace us women with words of cunning. “You do not look, act, or talk like me. I will take him from you and there’s nothing you can do.” To the men, she whispers sweet-honeyed words, “Stolen water is sweet.” With such words she entices the men to her canopied bed. Under the auspices of pleasure, she latches chains of bondage meant to steal, to kill, and to destroy.

The Adulteress Principality is not the ‘other woman’ who may take on her guise. She is a spirit who seeks to destroy not just marriages, but self-esteem, virility, and more.

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Guest Post on Speculative Faith

Check out my guest post, “Mind Games,” today on the Speculative Faith blog at LoreHaven.com. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Share them in the comments at http://speculativefaith.lorehaven.com/mind-games/

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Live Facebook Interview Today

I’m going to be interviewed by Lori Twichell about the workshop I will be giving at the SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference. Go to http://www.facebook.com/socalcwc at 1 pm Arizona time, 4 p.m. EST today to watch the interview!

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Spiritual Warfare for Writers

I will be presenting a workshop for Christian Writers of the West on the topic of Spiritual Warfare for Writers. 

The written word has the power to change minds and transform hearts. As Christian writers, we understand this. So does our enemy. He is threatened by the power God can wield through us, and therefore he works diligently to dishearten and disarm us. Far too many writers are uninformed about his schemes.

This workshop will focus on several varieties of enemy attack including discouragement, negative self-fulfilling prophesies, and intimidation. We will discuss how to counter these attacks by putting on the armor of God. We will also examine common temptations that the enemy uses to entice writers to veer away from their true calling.

Join us on Saturday, April 21 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm.
Denny’s Restaurant
3315 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

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Interview with Sharon Norris Elliot at SoCal Christian Writers Conference

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A Twist of Fate Anthology finally published!

The waiting is over! A Twist of Fate A Collection of 11 Twisted Fairy Tales anthology has been published and is now available on Kindle! My short story “The Pre-Med and the Frog Prince” is included, along with twisted fairy tale from ten other authors. All proceeds will be donated to the Global Scoliosis Fund. 

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Twist of Fate Anthology–New Release Date: December 12

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Twisted Fairy Tales Anthology

I’m pleased to announce that my short story, “The Pre-Med and the Frog Prince,” has been accepted for publication and will soon be appearing in A Twist of Fate: A Collection of 11 Twisted Fairy Tales.

Some of you may remember when I drafted the first version of this story a couple of years ago for a flash fiction contest. The story received an honorable mention back then in its very abreviated form.

Later on, I submitted it to an online magazine. The editors wrote back with one of the most encouraging rejections I’ve ever received. The basic gist of it was, “We love your story idea, but feel it could be more fully developed.”

So I went back to work, expanding what had been a 500-word flash fiction piece to a fully developed short story of about 7,000 words. Unfortunately, by the time I resubmitted it to the online magazine, they had undergone some major cutbacks.  They now only publish bi-annually, and so no longer had space for my story. It was time to look for another market.

I got a tip about the Twisted Fairy Tales Collection from a fellow writer in a Facebook Group. I kept working on it with critique partners and with Marylee MacDonald, the writing instructor who served as Writer in Residence at my local library. With their help, I was able to continue refining the story. At the start of October, it was ready to submit. By November 1, I received word that my story had been chosen for the anthology

On November 21, “The Pre-Med and the Frog Prince” will finally be published on Kindle in A Twist of Fate. The road to publication for this story has been long and winding, but that somehow seems only fitting for a twisted fairy tale.

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