Tag Archives: Messiah

Uncovering the Book Cover Process

In the Shadow of Jezebel by Mesu Andrews

Last week, you read a devotional written by one of my BFF (Biblical Fiction Fan) team members. This week, I want to show you the kind of preview information my BFF team members receive. The Book Cover The first draft of a book cover usually arrives 8-9 months before the book’s release. The author’s first peek is one … Read More

What Can You Share?

giving

Today, we’re going to talk about BFFs–not “best friends forever,” but Biblical Fiction Fans. Last January, I asked fifty BFFs to join me in a special venture to help spread the word about my new release, In the Shadow of Jezebel, and I promised we’d add more members later in 2014. The time to add more BFFs … Read More

Mountaintop God

majestic mountain

I’ve been at our friends’ mountain cabin now for six days (It’s actually been a week, but I went home for a shower in the middle). This is the second year the Long’s have generously made their off-grid cabin available for my writing excursions. The place is amazing. Breath-taking view. Plush carpet, and a comfy … Read More

Declaration of Dependence

fireworks

Believe it or not, I hated history in school. Crazy, right? How can a historical fiction author hate history? Because I’m a historical biblical fiction author—and until I could find some eternal significance in our historical past, I saw no need to study it. Guess what? Found it. History’s Reach–Past, Present, and Future I study the Bible because … Read More

Author Interview–Tessa Afshar

tessa afshar

Have you ever met someone who is short in stature but a giant in character, spunk, and faith? That’s how I felt about Tessa Afshar when I met her at the American Christian Fiction Writers’ (ACFW) Conference in 2012. This little dynamo was–and is–one of my favorite authors on the planet, and she’s written my favorite biblical … Read More

The 10 Commandments—For Your Own Good

Can we all agree that the phrase, “It’s for your own good,” should be stricken from every parent’s lips? What kid wants to eat ANYTHING after hearing that phrase? If we were publishing a How To Manual for parents of newborns, “it’s for your own good” would be in the section, “Don’t You Dare Say This”—along with, … Read More

Living Jehosheba—Again by Mesu

I had a dentist’s appointment a few weeks ago. It was scheduled for the day after we returned from vacation. I’ll be nice and relaxed by the time we return from five sunny days in Florida–That was my thought when scheduling my appointment with a new dentist and a new hygienist. Come to find out…relaxed … Read More

How To Be An Author

Della and Me

On a recent road trip, I had the pleasure of visiting with my college roommate. She picked me up at the Denver airport and shuttled me to my daughter’s house in Colorado Springs. We were talking so furiously, we overshot the correct freeway exit by twenty miles. A typical oops for this particular friend and … Read More

Vampires, Wizards, and Dystopian—Oh, My!

Vampires and YA Fiction

Have you been to the movies lately? Think of the biggest box-office hits in the past four years, and you may conjure names like Harry, Bella, and Katniss. Here’s a list of big-screen money-makers from the entertainment website, IMDb: 2014 The Amazing Spider Man 2 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Divergent 2013 Iron Man 3 Despicable … Read More

Working From Home—Is It a Real Job?

Mary Kay

A few weeks ago, I received a contact form off my website–the best one ever! It said: Did you used to sell Mary Kay Cosmetics? I had some Mary Kay products for a long time that had gold labels on them with the name Mesu Andrews on them. I came to your house one time with … Read More