Cover Choice for “Finding Love’s Way”

Finding Love's Way Front Cover

Picking the cover for Finding Love’s Way was the hardest decision I’ve had to make yet. I was stuck between two options: a brown one with beige lettering and a beige one with brown lettering. They both fit different aspects of the book and I loved them both for different reasons.

Searching for the Title

(This is the seventh article in a series recounting my experiences in publishing my next book. You can find the rest under the “Publishing a Book Series” tag.) Just about all my book titles have two things in common:… Read More

Where’s the Focus? – Publishing a Book Series

For this book thus far, I’ve been writing whatever comes to mind, whatever message has to get out at the time. I know the book is about love and there are a lot of water references in it… Read More

A Place to Play – Publishing a Book Series

As writers, we usually don’t get to see into each other’s creative process. We see the final product or perhaps a semi-polished version read aloud in a writer’s group, but rarely do we get a peek at the… Read More

Lessons Learned from Printing My Books – Publishing a Book Series

As great an experience as publishing is, I learn a lot every time I go to print, lessons I put into practice with subsequent books. I thought these lessons would be for myself alone until a high school… Read More

“Inside the God Jar”

“You should publish this.” These are the words that became the touchstone for the idea of a new book. For several years people have asked me to write a biography but that has never seemed to be the… Read More

Too Good of a Story

This is just too good of a story not to tell. It’s a story about how God answers the unasked prayers we never think to pray in shocking ways. I’m still grinning. The story starts a week ago… Read More

“Broken Blessings” by Christine Elder

“Broken Blessings” by Christine Elder Art by Jeff Tiner I once heard Paul Young, author of “The Shack”, say that he no longer asked God to bless anything he did but if there was something God was blessing… Read More

Monster Mama

One of my favorite parts of spending time at my friend’s library is to hear her read stories to the kids. Today while I was substituting for her assistant, she read “Monster Mamma” to the first and second… Read More


What a night. We had tap rehearsal this afternoon in preparation for the show on Sunday. Then I came home, cleaned up, and headed out to an artist open house hosted by my friend Kathy with whom I… Read More