Heart of Stone
Terri Blackstock

Author Interview

Meet Terri Blackstock

Terri Blackstock’s Evidence of Mercy was my introduction to Christian fiction some twenty years ago, and her writing today is more powerful than ever! Known primarily for her suspense novels, Terri writes of trials and tribulations common to many, and she uses these extenuating circumstances to point others to the Savior. Her latest novel, Intervention, deals with a very timely issue in today’s society and reflects Terri’s very personal encounter with the enemy called addiction. 

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Ronie Kendig

Spine Chiller Thrillers

Maybe It’s My “Other” Self?

Wuss. Chicken. Coward. Yellow-bellied... 

Well, you get the idea. I’m an eternal peacemaker who will walk a mile around conflict to avoid it if I can. I’ll do anything (okay, that’s a smidge exaggerated) so people will like me or to help someone. Case in point: fourth grade. Cafeteria lady is collecting milk cartons for some points system thing going on at the time. So there’s this little girl who sees cartons on the twenty-foot row of tables she’s assigned to that the cafeteria lady can’t take because there’s still milk in them. 

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Steven James

Genre Happenings

Crafting Killer Thrillers

If a thriller does not thrill, if it doesn’t give readers an adrenaline rush, it’s not a thriller. As you craft suspense novels, it’s vital to remember the essentials of storytelling and the secrets to creating reader interest.

Below are four keys to writing high-octane thrillers that will grab readers’ attention and keep them flipping pages late...

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Dee Stewart

Multicultural Fiction

What Does the Lord Require of Me?

March is one of my favorite months because my daughter, Selah, was born this month, and March is National Women’s History Month. I am a huge history buff, so I read tons of historical fiction, particularly history that discusses the transatlantic slave trade. Imagine my surprise when I found a book about a female abolitionist that was written with a Christian POV by a female author who is a...

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Kelly Klepfer

Reviewers Corner

Kelly Klepfer came on board Novel Reviews several years ago as the Senior Editor through her connections with Gina Holmes, Ane Mulligan and Jessica Dotta of Novel Journey fame. Novel Reviews is the baby sister of the popular Novel Journey. At Novel Reviews we offer honest reviews of Christian and secular fiction titles and love to promote exceptional fiction. We began to do so after we met the authors via their interviews at Novel Journey. Disclaimer: Our reviewers are not paid for their reviews. Some may consider the receiving of a complimentary book or loosley bound manuscript (by publisher or author), as a form...

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Nancy Moser


Being Human

If you want to teach something, be something.

Sounds good.

Sometimes I wish I could tell my kids to carry on, do what they know is right and don’t mind me. Being a hypocrite is easy. Being a role model takes work—more work than I’m up to after tethering and weathering the moments of my life.

When my three children were small, I could get away with the convenience of “do as I say, not as I do.” They didn’t notice the Snickers wrapper on the counter as I made dinner. They didn’t say a word when I wore socks with holes in the toes, and they were too busy playing with Kermit the Frog and Candyland...

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