Tag Archives: Messiah

The Way to Rest

jogging--heart rest

I went to a writers’ conference last April and learned something about health and fitness. Crazy, huh? The speaker used an aerobics metaphor to make her point: Measure your resting heart rate before beginning a workout and then at the height of activity. When you’re ready to cool down, measure heart rate again, and time … Read More

Jerry Jenkins on the 2014 Left Behind Movie

jerry jenkins

About Last Weekend… Jerry Jenkins headed the list of ten Christian authors at last weekend’s Focus on the Family Author Day. On Saturday, August 9th FotF hosted its PURSUIT Singles’ Conference, and the community of Colorado Springs held its 5k run, so we ten authors drank coffee, signed books, and chatted with folks strolling through the FotF … Read More

My Writing Process

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If you were an author… …(And I know some of my readers are) how would you write your books? My friend, Tosca Lee, asked me to participate in a Writing Process Blog Hop in which each author on the hop answers four quick questions about how they put together their stories. Here are my answers: What are you writing … Read More

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