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Shop Hop in OKC!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Caught in the Middle | 0 comments

  Join us for an entertaining and informative evening at the Kanon Gallery in the historic “Auto Alley” of Downtown OKC. At 7:00 award-winning floral designer Mark Erickson will be demonstrating the art of floral display, while author Regina Jennings will be in attendance from 6:00-9:00 to visit and sign books. You’re also invited to browse the Gallery’s collection of fine Amish furniture, and Western and African art. This will be a fun evening to kick-start the Spring Season! Hope to see you there!...

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For Such a Time – Book Review

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Book Reviews, Sixty Acres and a Bride | 25 comments

For Such a Time – Book Review

I love stories – stories of bravery, sacrifice, devotion. And that’s why I love history. Stories, stories, stories. And yet sometimes from a distance those stories loose their sharpness. They become padded in layers of time, traditions and repetition until we only perceive a general form. That’s why I wrote Sixty Acres and a Bride. In thinking about the story of Ruth, I wanted to imagine how she felt going to Boaz in the dark and putting her reputation at stake. I set the story in Texas and placed Ruth and Boaz in the more...

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Caught In the Middle Launch Party

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Caught in the Middle | 0 comments

Caught In the Middle Launch Party

Come help us celebrate the release of Caught in the Middle on Saturday, March 22nd, 2:00 – 4:00 at Wild Hero Coffee Company 331 N. Mustang Rd. Mustang, OK   There’ll be autographed copies of Caught in the Middle, door prizes and sweet treats in a Wild West setting that would earn Anne Tillerton’s approval.                                                                      We’d Love to See You...

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Caught in the Middle Excerpt

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Books, Caught in the Middle, Oklahoma | 0 comments

Caught in the Middle Excerpt

Caught in the Middle – Releasing March 25th But you don’t have to wait that long to get a sneak peek! Follow the Link and enjoy! Caught in the Middle Excerpt

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Warning About Your Local Retailer

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in History | 0 comments

Warning About Your Local Retailer

The following was printed in the jewelry section of the 1897 Sears & Roebuck Catalog. Talk about advertising propaganda! PLAIN TALK for your BENEFIT We Beg of You to Read it All, It Will Open Your Eyes A few years ago such a things as sending away for goods was almost unknown, but now the custom is becoming so popular that it bids fair to soon be the medium for purchasing the larger portion of goods the consumer uses… Retail dealers, however, undertake to convince their customers that all advertising houses will swindle them. We...

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History, Romance and Research

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in History, Writing | 12 comments

History, Romance and Research

Writing historical fiction takes nerve…fake sign-language interpreter nerve. Unless your day job is at Historical Williamsburg chances are you really don’t know how people lived back then. You’ve read a lot of books yourself (mostly written by people who were also researching). You’ve watched movies, studied artifacts, read biographies, but when it comes down to it, you still need the every day details to make your stories and settings more realistic. With every book I search out specific resources based on the...

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A Christmas Prayer for Grandpa

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013 in Family | 2 comments

A Christmas Prayer for Grandpa

When I was growing up, Christmas always meant a trip to Grandma’s house in Missouri. We’d pull in late Christmas Eve, piled up like a litter of sleeping puppies. Drowsily, we’d drag our suitcases and presents into the house to be greeted by Grandma with warm hugs, cider, and whatever treats she’d been baking. Of course, Grandpa could take the credit for the roaring fire, but the tree, the decorations, and the presents were all Grandma’s doing. But the first Christmas I can remember really appreciating all my Grandma did was the first...

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How Being a Reader Can Make You Rich and Popular

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Books, Family | 7 comments

How Being a Reader Can Make You Rich and Popular

Supply and demand – the theory that drives most transactions. If you have a rare talent, a precious commodity, you can charge what you will for it. Those who need your services have to pay. Case in point – our daughter Reagan. My kids and I spend a lot of time sharing books aloud. Our homeschooling curriculum (Sonlight Curriculum) is literature-rich, so every school day finds us gathered around a book. And even when school is finished, the kids prefer to hear their favorite books aloud. By far the best reader of the bunch is our...

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Hypocrisy?

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Christian Life, Devotions | 15 comments

Hypocrisy?

If you’re like me, you might not know how to respond when you first see this picture. My initial reaction was “Yeah, we should help the poor. That’s what the church is supposed to be about.” You see, I’d rather give to missions, orphanages and disaster relief than another building project at church. It’d be nice if buildings weren’t necessary, so I sympathize with this thought. But the true test is what would Jesus say? And in fact, He did address a similar controversy. Jesus was in Bethany eating...

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Voice and “The Voice”

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in Writing | 2 comments

Voice and “The Voice”

If I had to choose a favorite of the TV talent shows, it’d be NBC’s “The Voice.” On The Voice four judges sit with their backs turned to the contestants as they perform so the singer’s appearance doesn’t factor into their decision. During the performance, if one of the four judges turns their chair around he is offering the contestant a place on his team. If more than one judge turns, then it’s up to the contestant whose team they want to join. There are no flops on The Voice. No delusional wanna-bes....

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