SPEAKER: Linda is a member of AWSA, and is available to speak to your organization, at your conference, or as part of a workshop.
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AGENT: Linda is a an agent with Hartline Literary Agency. She would love to represent that next great American novel! She will look at nonfiction, but she LOVES FICTION--historic, suspense, romance or all of the above.

AUTHOR: Linda writes romance in all categories, but what is her fave? Suspense, and not only suspense, but SUSPENSE SEALED WITH A KISS

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Who Do You Depend On?

I just read this in a devotional: Self-sufficiency is a myth perpetuated by pride and temporary success. WOW!
I’ve always been one to be PROUD of the fact I take care of myself. Do it alone. Stand on my own two feet. Now, I do give it the “thank you God for making all things possible because I’m a believer” and I really do believe that, but how often do I see my
We tend to “stand on our own two feet” when things are running smoothly, there’s enough money in the bank to cover all the bills, and the pantry’s full. And we put God aside to fill in and help out when the going gets tough.
As writers we call on the great guru of writers’ block. Please help me. I’m not sure where this is going. I need help. Help…help…help!
Pride: And at the book signing? “Oh thank you. I don’t know where the idea came from. I woke up one morning and this story was swirling in my head.”
Temporary Success: “I’m on the bestseller list. I knew it. I just knew this story had what it takes to go all the way.”
Self-sufficiency: “Look where I am now. Who would have thought? But I knew I could do it. Deep down, I just knew it!”
We don’t need Him when we’re like this. We don’t need anyone. And isn’t that a solitary, sad way to be?
As easily or as difficult as any climb can be to the top, we need to remember Who lifts us. Who is always there. Who cares more than anyone else when we fall.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Really? You Won't Hire Fat People???

Texas hospital won't hire obese workers! We all saw it coming. And now, 1984 really is here. Appearances folks; it's all about appearances. So you won't hire a wonderful, hard-working lady who tips the scales at 250#, but YOU WILL hire that perky little size 6 cutie, who eats like a trucker, then goes to the bathroom and pukes. BUT she only weighs 110# so it's okay????

I know we're getting bigger as a society, and shame on us, but it isn't up to employers, Obamacare, or anyone else to dictate to us how we should look.

The article below should make a lot of people angry! While we have the choice not to listen to a dietician who weighs 300#, she also has the right to keep on working. Perhaps that is something she works hard at recitifying each day, but it's her cross to bear. She is food addicted. Hers just happen to be an addiction that shows. What better person to know all the pitfalls about food addiction. Perhaps she is, after all, the best teacher. How about the alcoholic who beats his wife nightly? Isn't he a risk to the healthcare system? But nobody knows because he doesn't tell and she covers the bruises with makeup.

Boy or boy, now I'm riled! How about you? Any other size 6's out there with bad teeth, weak heart, and many other maladies that just don't show? And before the legitimate slim people string me up, I know that's not always the case, but we need to explore all sides of the issue.

1984, here we comes, just a couple decades late!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Easter

To all my wonderful writing friends, enjoy this weekend with your friends and family. Remember who died for you, rose for you, and still lives just for you.
God bless you all!

Sunday, April 1, 2012


DO NOT miss this wonderful read from Love Inspired Historicals. Jessica Nelson’s debut novel brings laughs, smiles, and tears, all the wonderful things a romance should offer, but few do. Jessica’s own love story is so endearing, but we’ll save that for an interview with her.

You need to press through the crowd wiping their eyes with tissues, and get your copy of LOVE ON THE RANGE from Love Inspired while there are still copies left.

I have to brag and say she’s one of the toughest crit partners in the world and for good reason, she has a way with words. Good thing to have if you’re a writer, huh?

Okay, enough for now. Hike right over to Amazon and download your copy.
You WON'T be sorry!