Fatal Illusion

Made For Movies

Wrapped In Rain

Caroline Friday

As a reader of Christian fiction, I feel as though I have discovered buried treasure in the writing of Charles Martin. Reminiscent of a Pat Conroy novel, Wrapped in Rain has all the elements of a Southern gothic tale not unlike The Prince of Tides. It is a story of a horrific childhood and an unspeakable, singular, horrifying event that mars the psyche of two brothers, sending one into the throes of mental illness and the other into a secluded life where fame and fortune do nothing to assuage the memory. Only the constant, steadfast, and godly love from one unlikely woman provides a beacon of hope, saving the brothers from spiraling down into the mire of death and destruction.

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Trish Perry

Real Life Is Stranger


What’s a crime novelist to do? Everything’s been stolen already. How many different ways can thieves make off with fine art, priceless jewels, and oodles of cash?

Yes, a thief’s method of breaking through all of the strongholds can make for a riveting story. So can the intriguing way a top-cop protagonist solves the crime, recovers the booty, and brings the thief to justice.

But if a crime writer wants to be different, maybe the first place to start is with the...

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Jan Flanders (Etiquette)

Fiction Etiquette with a Southern Twist Twisted Southern

Jan FlandersA delightful good mornin’, class! The summer solstice is upon us, and Ah am positively rarin’ to celebrate. So y’all better not be misbehavin’ today or Ah am goin’ to be forced to give you a dressin’ down in no uncertain terms. And believe you me, when you have been called...

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Rachel Hauck

Rachel Hauck is Celebrating Summer Reading!

With a host of tantalizing aromas and heavenly reads, you won't need Calgon to take you away.

We bring you the sweet, freshly peeled ENERGIZING AROMA of Italian Mandarins carefully blended with subtle hints of orchard florals. This collection of skin care products leaves your body...

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Loree Lough

Loree's Lough Down

Is Co-Authoring Co-ray-zee?

Just a week ago, after giving my “Why You Need to Outline” speech to a local writers’ group, a woman stepped up and shared that though she’d been writing for years, she hadn’t managed to break into print. Her best friend was having the same problem. They’d known each other since college, lived in the same suburb, and sent their kids to the same schools. Because they had so much in common, the two women considered pooling their talents (the friend is great with dialogue and this woman is super at scenes), thinking that...

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DJ Mansker

Confession Corner

Romancing the Stone Wall

“Bringing in the sheets, bringing in the sheets. We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheets.” Ha! I just crack me up. Ah, spring. When a young man’s fancy turns to . . . what? To something. Tennyson knows, I’ll have to ask him.

Uh, don’t mind my singing. I mean, Good morning ma’am. Welcome to my humble confession booth. It takes only one thin dollar to unburden your writing woes. Won’t you have a seat and let me help you along?

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