Winner of the American Christian Fiction Writer's Carol Award for Dauntless!!!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Strong is Beautiful!

A big shout out and thank you to Pantene for their "Strong is Beautiful" campaign. I love this!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Join Me This Saturday!

If you live in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, please join me this weekend for the Second Annual Christian Author's Festival! It's a fun event and totally free.

Join us for the 2nd Annual Virginia Beach Christian Authors Festival! Meet Christian authors, attend seminars, enter for a chance to win free books and enjoy good Christian fellowship at this FREE EVENT to the public.

Where: Landstown Community Church

3220 Monet Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

When: Saturday, April 9 from 11 am - 2 pm

Free Seminars:
Holy Spirit Inspiration and Writing With God
Presented by Dina Sleiman, 11:00 - 11:30
Is God calling you to write? Dina Sleiman, an Author with Bethany House Publishers and an Acquisitions and Content Editor for the Christian publisher WhiteFire Press, explores the intimate connection between faith and following God’s guidance as you use your writing talents for His glory.
Breaking Into Freelance Writing
Presented by Ruth O’Neil, 11:30 - 12:00
How do you become a freelance writer? It doesn’t have to be an intimidating process. Join Ruth O’Neil, an accomplished Author, Freelance Writer and Writing Instructor, as you delve into the path to becoming a freelance writer from a Christian perspective. The opportunities await you!
Bio’s & Blurbs and Blogs, Oh My!
Presented by Ginger Marcinkowski, 12:00 - 12:30
A writer should be well prepared for the unexpected tasks that come before, during, and after publication. In this fast-paced seminar, Ginger Marcinkowski, Author and Columnist for Book Fun Magazine, explains the crazy process and provides you with a “must-do" checklist that will make you stand out to publishers and set you on your exciting journey while honoring God with your writing talents!
Finding Time to Write
Presented by Gene Markland, 12:30 - 1:00
Join Gene Markland, bestselling Author and Contributing Writer for, as he shares tips and tricks to help you become better writer. Be enriched as he discusses strategies and 21st century tools to improve your journey as a writer. 
Presented by Tracey L. Moore, 1:00 - 1:30
Have you ever wondered if crowdfunding could help you as an author? Join Author and Motivational Speaker Tracey L. Moore to learn more about this exciting opportunity for authors and how it can help you accomplish your writing mission for God.
Publishing Alternatives
Panel discussion with Dina Sleiman, Linda J. White, and Tracey L. Moore, 1:30 - 2:00
The road to publishing can be fraught with many confusing options. Remove the confusion in this discussion focusing on the pro’s and con’s of both traditional and self-publishing routes with Authors Dina Sleiman, Linda J. White, and Tracey L. Moore. 
For more information about the festival or participating as an author, contact Christine Tate at